The Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office is committed to responding to discrimination – including sexual harassment and sexual violence – in an effective, timely and transparent manner. We are equally committed to ensuring any individuals involved in these incidents will be treated as respectfully and fairly as possible.

Changes to Title IX

Effective August 14, 2020, the university has implemented a number of changes to its Title IX process as required by the final rule under Title IX that was released earlier this summer by the U.S. Department of Education.

Remote Services

During the university’s COVID-19 response, the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office will continue to provide services and conduct investigations remotely. We will schedule meetings and interviews via phone and Zoom videoconference as needed.

Do you need to know more about sex discrimination, sexual harassment or violence?

Learn more about WashU’s commitment to ensuring that our students are supported, treated fairly and respectfully, and given the appropriate tools to navigate the Title IX process.


Washington University in St. Louis does not discriminate based on sex in any of our educational programs or activities. Sexual harassment, a form of sex discrimination, is also prohibited in accordance with Title IX.

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office

Jessica W. Kennedy
Director & Title IX Coordinator
314-935-3118
jwkennedy@wustl.edu

Cynthia M. Copeland
Assistant Director & Associate Title IX Coordinator
314-935-3411
cmcopeland@wustl.edu

Federal Title IX Resources


Kansas City Office

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106

816-268-0550
OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov
Fax: 816-268-0559

Headquarters

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100

Customer Service Hotline:
800-421-3481
OCR@ed.gov
Fax: 202-453-6012
TTY: 800-877-8339
Office for Civil Rights Website