WSUPD will comply with all relevant State and Federal law. This includes the Revised Code of Washington, the Jeanne Clery Act, and Title IX, as well as public records requests and other requests pursuant to a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. WSUPD is required to provide all reports of sexual assault to the university’s Title IX Coordinator at Compliance and Civil Rights (CCR). Due to its Title IX responsibilities, the university may not be able to adhere to your reporting decision in its Title IX response, which may include an administrative investigation.
All WSU employees, including WSUPD officers, are mandatory reporters under Title IX. Therefore, for example, if you choose to provide your name and the offender’s name to WSUPD, the police department must relay the information to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Office is obligated, by federal law, to document the report and will begin an investigation into the complaint under certain circumstances. These circumstances may include when there is a community health or safety threat, or the reported incident is associated with WSU.
If you choose to identify yourself to WSUPD and you are a WSU student you should expect to be contacted by a representative from Compliance and Civil Rights. You have the right to participate in the Title IX investigation, however, there is no obligation to do so.
If you choose to provide WSUPD with the perpetrator’s name, that information, along with any other relevant details you provide, will be relayed to the Title IX Coordinator in accordance with federal law. Compliance and Civil Rights may begin a university investigation, and the reported perpetrator could be contacted by the university and interviewed regarding your report, even if your identity is unknown.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires all institutions of higher education that participate in the federal student financial aid program to disclose information about crimes that occur on campus. WSU, in accordance with this law, issues alerts when certain crimes occur that pose a serious or ongoing threat to the university community. A sexual assault may be considered to be one of these crimes, and therefore the university may issue a crime alert. The crime alert does not include identifying information, but will include the approximate location and time of the assault. WSUPD can show you the alert prior to it being sent to the community to address any issues or concerns that you may have.
For additional information about the university’s policy and information about the Title IX process and resources, contact Compliance and Civil Rights (CCR).
Compliance and Civil Rights (CCR)
French Administration Building
PO Box 641022
Pullman, WA 99164