Office for Equal Opportunity
Washington State University | Office for Equal Opportunity
Dear WSU Employees,

WSU is committed to addressing discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. We provide strong, equitable, and appropriate responses to any such incidents impacting persons participating in WSU activities. Consistent with this, I want to remind you of your employee reporting obligations regarding all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence (including harassment, stalking, intimate partner violence, and/or sexual assault):
WSU employees (with limited exceptions—visit the following link for more information: reporting requirements) who have information regarding an incident or situation involving sexual harassment or sexual violence are required to promptly report the information to the Title IX Coordinator at, the WSU Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO), or to an appropriate Title IX Co-Coordinator or Title IX Liaison (the list of area Title IX Co-Coordinators and Title IX Liaisons for each campus is available at the following link: OEO website).
Reporting Externally:
If an employee learns of a matter that involves an imminent threat, they should call the police, but absent such urgency, they should initially report through one of the resources above.
ο While OEO will generally defer to a complainant’s wishes (and privacy rights) regarding whether to contact police and/or file a criminal complaint, there are some, limited, situations in which the safety of the WSU community or other considerations may require OEO to report an incident to police. OEO will attempt to inform the complainant of its decision if this occurs.
Additionally, under state law (RCW 26.44.030(1)(f)), all administrative, academic, and athletic department employees, including student employees, are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect to law enforcement or to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. All other higher education employees are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect to their supervisor within 48 hours and also should report these incidents to law enforcement (RCW 28B.10.846).
Individuals can also report such concerns regarding the conduct of health care providers to the Washington State Department of Health.

Please know that WSU takes these matters very seriously and provides equitable and care-driven responses to all parties involved. If you would like more information about reporting options or resources, please contact the WSU Office for Equal Opportunity at 509-335-8288, email, or fill out the online complaint form at the following link: online complaint form website.


Kimberly D. Anderson
Title IX Coordinator
Washington State University
Office for Equal Opportunity, | Washington State University
PO Box 641022, Pullman, WA 99164-1022