About Title IX

Title IX includes the following topics: Pregnancy & Parenting, LGBTQ Protection, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Relationship & Dating Violence, or Stalking.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence or sexual assault, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Retaliation against those who raise complaints or participate in the complaint investigation and resolution process is also prohibited. The following person has been designated to overview the University's compliance with Title IX:


Title IX Coordinators

Kate Leonard
Title IX Coordinator
UW Tower, Seattle
206.221.7932
TTY (206) 543-6452
katecl@uw.edu

Valery Richardson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
UW Tower, Seattle
206.616.9713
TTY (206) 543-6452
valeryr@uw.edu

Title IX Coordinators' responsibilities:

  • Providing information and assistance to those who wish to raise a complaint or have concerns relating to the University’s compliance with Title IX
  • Ensuring that the University is in compliance with Title IX, including responding effectively to each complaint
  • Providing assistance and support to University programs responsible for responding to and investigating complaints
  • Identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic issues relating to Title IX compliance
  • Facilitating University-wide training and outreach where appropriate, responding to or conducting an investigation of complaints
  • Participating in and providing support for committees and other programs dedicated to Title IX compliance

When Students Are Involved

Investigation and resolution of allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination involving students, and information regarding student conduct rights and responsibilities are available by contacting:

UWB Victim Advocate and Educator, Leah Henley
Location: UW1 - 080
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: 425.352.3851 | TTY 425.352.5303
Email: UWBVAE@uw.edu

or the Counseling Center

Additional support

If you or someone you know has questions or concerns about Title IX (sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship or dating violence, or stalking), please complete this form. We have resources and may be able to provide support. Some of the areas of support include, but are not limited to: Institutional No Contact Directives, Course Assistance, Transportation support, and Housing help.