Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Under the law, sexual harassment and sexual violence, which are forms of sex discrimination, are also prohibited.

All individuals participating in educational programs or activities that are affiliated with WashU – including faculty, staff, students and third-parties attending university-sponsored events – are protected by Title IX.

Learn more about WashU’s commitment to addressing the serious issues of sexual assault and misconduct on our campus as we keep a firm focus on ensuring that our students are supported, treated fairly and respectfully, and given the appropriate tools to navigate the Title IX process.

See the Title IX Strategic Working Group 2018-19 End of Year Report (PDF) for a summary of Implementation Teams that were created, as well as the charges, outcomes and further recommendations that each Implementation Team reported.

Statistics on Reports of Sexual Violence

To review reports of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking at WashU, visit Appendices D (pg. 73) and E (pg. 82) in our annual Safety and Security brochure (PDF).

Please note that any incidents reported confidentially to the RSVP Center that meet the reporting requirements of the Clery Act – a federal statute that requires disclosure of campus crime statistics and security information by colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs – are included in the report. However, we do not provide or share any identifying information related to these cases.

The results of the 2019 AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct are also available.