Your rights if you report a violation

When you report a matter handled by the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office, you will be treated respectfully and fairly as we work toward a fair and impartial investigation and resolution. During the investigation process, you have the right to:

  • Engage a support person or an advisor who can be with you for the duration of the investigation.
  • Request a review by the provost of any decision made by a USHIB Panel regarding responsibility or any decision by the vice chancellor for student affairs regarding sanctions.
  • Freedom from retaliation regarding your complaint. Any report of retaliation will be taken seriously and fully investigated by the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office as a separate offense.

Your rights if you are accused of committing a  violation

When you are a Respondent in a matter handled by the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office, you will be treated respectfully and with the benefit of the presumption of innocence. During the investigative process, you have the right to:

  • prompt, fair and impartial investigation and resolution.
  • Engage a support person or an advisor who can be with you for the duration of the investigation.
  • Request a review by the provost of any decision made by a USHIB Panel regarding responsibility or any decision by the vice chancellor for student affairs regarding sanctions.
  • Freedom from retaliation regarding the matter. Any report of retaliation will be taken seriously and fully investigated by the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office as a separate offense.

See more information for Respondents.

Accommodations and supportive measures

Help with classes

  • Any party, witness or person supporting someone involved in a Student Title IX Grievance Process, Student Gender Equity Grievance Process,  or other Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office investigation can request assistance with reasonable academic accommodations from the Title IX Office.
  • Anyone who has experienced sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking can request assistance with reasonable academic accommodations from Kim Webb; it is not necessary to make a report to the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office or anyone other than Kim Webb to receive her assistance.

Other accommodations

The Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office can provide reasonable accommodations (No Contact Orders, housing changes, changes to work schedules, etc.) for anyone affected by sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking who requires changes in academic, living, transportation and working situations. You do not need to file a formal report with WashU or with the police to receive this support. These measures will be kept confidential as long as it does not impair WashU’s ability to provide such measures.

Supportive measures

A member of the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office could determine that supportive measures (not including expulsion) – whether directed at the parties involved, witnesses, or a broader university population – are necessary, appropriate and reasonably available to prevent and/or respond to sexual harassment or sexual violence. These include:

    • A No Contact Order
    • Temporary housing or course/classroom assignment changes
    • Medical and counseling services
    • Academic support services and accommodations
    • Additional training and education