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Sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking

Zero-tolerance policy


Sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking will not be excused or tolerated at Washington State University. The University is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to adopt policies and programs aimed at prevention and response. Washington State criminal and civil laws, WSU’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconductand WSU’s Standards of Conduct for Students are enforced.

Sexual assault in any form, including acquaintance rape, violates criminal laws and WSU’s standards of conduct and will not be tolerated. WSU has instituted procedures to respond to violations of these laws and standards, programs aimed at the prevention of such conduct, and intervention on behalf of the victims.

WSU will not tolerate domestic violence or stalking in the workplace, residence halls, apartments, or elsewhere on campus. The University is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe work and living environment.

WSU Police officers will treat victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking with respect and dignity. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance and WSU Police will assist by providing resources to victims. In addition to its law enforcement efforts regarding sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking, WSU Police refer victims to the appropriate university and/or local community counseling and other resources devoted to assisting victims.

Students and employees may have reporting requirements if they learn of an incident of sexual misconduct. Please review your reporting requirements here:  Reporting Requirements. Incidents may also be reported to the WSU Police Department and/or local law enforcement agencies. Employees should report such incidents to their supervisor, WSU Police Department and/or local law enforcement agencies, or Human Resource Services.



For sexual misconduct prevention and response:

Anyone who has been, or has a friend who has been assaulted or raped, may contact Compliance and Civil Rights at (509) 335-8288. They will receive assistance with:

  • accessing resources for medical, counseling and advocacy needs.

  • filing a report to the police or through the University’s conduct process.

  • addressing safety, housing, or academic concerns.

    If there is an immediate or ongoing threat to safety, call 911.