Title IX at UW Bothell

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.

Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Washington State law, and University of Washington policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity.

Anyone may contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator about sex and gender discrimination, including sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Anyone who has experienced these behaviors has the right to make a complaint to the University, report to the police, to both, or not at all.

Make a report

Please see the Title IX website to learn more about how to report or make a formal complaint of sex- and gender-based violence and harassment. You will also find information about supportive measures and the grievance procedures that are utilized for complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Students and employees have access to support measures and resources, whether or not they choose to make a complaint.

The August 12 communication from the Office of the Title IX Coordinator notified the campus community of the August 14, 2020 changes and the resources available. Read the communication.

Office of the Title IX Coordinator

Valery Richardson, Title IX Coordinator
Mags Aleks, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Kiana Swearingen, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

  • Phone: 206.221.7932
  • Email: TitleIX@uw.edu
  • 4311 11th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA 98105

When students are involved

When an act of sexual violence occurs and students are involved, a confidential advocate is available to provide information and inform of options available on investigations and on student conduct rights. Contact a confidential advocate

What “Confidential Advocate” means

The University of Washington offers free advocacy and support for students and employees affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. Advocacy is a safe and confidential starting point for University of Washington students and employees affected by these issues. Meeting with an advocate will not automatically trigger any kind of investigation by the University or the police. Contact the UW Bothell Violence Prevention & Advocacy Program via email (uwbvae@uw.edu) or phone (425.352.3851).

Confidential support on campus

UW Bothell has two confidential offices on-campus, the UW Bothell Violence Prevention & Advocacy Program and The Counseling Center. The personal information you discuss with these offices is confidential and no record is made on your academic transcript. Information regarding your meeting is not released without your written permission, except in specific circumstances described below:

  • If there is imminent danger to the health and safety of yourself or another person;
  • The information involves the abuse or neglect of a child (under 18 years) or vulnerable adult. Counselors are required to report such incidents to authorities;
  • You bring charges against your counselor/Victim Advocate, and/or the counseling center;
  • We receive a court order for your records;
  • Professional standards recommend confidential consultation within the agency to ensure quality care

Title IX policies and code

You may read more about the applicable Title IX policies and code on the UW Seattle page. Clicking on the link will take the user to a UW Seattle webpage. You may notice a change in website formatting. The information on the site pertains to all University of Washington students, including those attending UWB.

Title IX support

UW resources