Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Relationship Violence and Non Discrimination

Title IX at UW Bothell

About Title IX

Title IX includes the following topics: Pregnancy & Parenting, LGBTQ Protection, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Relationship & Dating Violence, or Stalking. Learn more about Title IX on the UW Seattle webpage (information pertains to all students in the UW system, including UW Bothell students).

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 Coordinator

Valery Richardson
UW Tower, Seattle
TTY (206) 543-6452


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 victim advocate.

UW Bothell has two confidential offices on-campus, the Victim Advocate and Educator 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.