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Washington State University Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation

Sex and Gender Based Violence

Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence

WSU is committed to ending sex and gender-based violence on our campus. We are here to listen and support you. Do not hesitate to reach out.

Options and resources are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation at 509-335-8288, stop by our office in the French Administration Building, Room 225, or email us at

If you have experienced sex and gender based violence 

If you have experienced sex and gender based violence, there are multiple options and resources available to you.  Links to frequently asked for information are below.  For a complete list of resources available to students on each campus.


You can report sex and gender based violence online, via email, over the phone, or in person, to law enforcement and/or the university.

Click here to review Reporting Options.

Advocacy–Confidential Help

Victim advocates are trained to support victims of crimes by providing emotional support and help navigating resources and the criminal justice system.

Click here to review Advocacy options.

Healing & Recovery

Options for medical and counseling services are available to survivors or sex and gender based violence.

Click here to review Medical and Counseling Service Options.


If you have experience sex or gender based violence, there may be campus safety options available to you, as well as protection orders and safety shelters.

Click here to review Safety Options.

Reporting Requirements

If sex or gender based violence is reported to you as a WSU employee, you may have reporting requirements. Regardless of your reporting requirements, WSU encourages reporting of all forms of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct and takes these reports very seriously.

To learn more click here to learn about Reporting Requirements.

Helping a Survivor

If sex or gender based violence was reported to you, you can help the reporter locate resources for reporting, advocacy, healing, and safety.

Click here to review information on Helping a Survivor.

Secondary Trauma

If you learn of sex or gender based violence, you may experience something referred to as “secondary trauma.”

Click here to learn more about Secondary Trauma Resources.

Get Involved

Get involved with violence prevention through the Student Involvement Web Page or the Violence Prevention Center Home Page.

Student Involvement empowers students through meaningful involvement in the WSU and outside communities.

The Violence Prevention Center focuses on community collaboration to address sex-based violence.

Federal Information

The federal government has compiled helpful information for students and universities, including information on what to do if you have been sexually assaulted, how to help a friend who has been sexually assaulted, and information about your rights if you share information about a sexual assault with your university.

Click here to access Federal Resources and Materials on SGBV.