What We Do


Civil Rights & Title IX Compliance (CRTC) at Western Washington University (WWU) implements University policies that prohibit discrimination and ensure compliance with state and federal civil rights obligations.

CRTC is a central intake and referral resource for all matters that potentially involve protected class discrimination, sex & gender-based violence, or civil rights compliance. All employees are required to report known or suspected incidents of sexual harassment or sex & gender-based violence to CRTC, and all supervisors are required to report all forms of discrimination to CRTC.

CRTC implements the University’s discrimination grievance procedure and may help to resolve concerns through an investigation, informal resolution, or by providing support measures. CRTC also provides consultation to departments, employees, and students to help ensure that programs and services comply with civil rights obligations.

WWU Notice of Non-Discrimination

WWU is committed to ensuring equal opportunity and prohibiting illegal discrimination and inappropriate behavior in all aspects of employment and for students in educational and extracurricular programs and activities.

Discrimination, including harassment and bullying, on the basis of a legally protected status is illegal and prohibited. Inappropriate behavior based on a legally protected status is unacceptable and may be cause for discipline even if it does not rise to the level of illegal discrimination.

WWU will not tolerate illegal discrimination or inappropriate behavior based on any legally protected status, in any University program or activity, including employment, admissions, extracurricular and educational programs.

All members of the University community will create and maintain an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment and one in which employees, students, applicants and visitors are treated with dignity and respect.

Legally Protected Characteristics

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Age
  • Citizenship or immigration status
  • Pregnancy, or use of protective leave
  • Genetic status
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Marital status
  • Creed
  • Religion
  • Veteran or military status
  • Disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability