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FAQs: Title IX

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What conduct is prohibited by Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (gender). Title IX prohibited conduct includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship (dating or domestic) violence, and stalking.

What are WWU’s obligations when it has notice of a Title IX-related incident?

If the University knows, or should know in the exercise of reasonable care, about sexual harassment including sexual violence that creates a hostile environment, Title IX requires the University to take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate or otherwise determine what occurred (subject to confidentiality considerations). If an investigation reveals that sexual harassment, including sexual violence, created a hostile environment, the University must then take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the sexual harassment or sexual violence, prevent its recurrence and, as appropriate, remedy its effects on the victim and University community.

Who is WWU’s Title IX Coordinator?

Jennifer Carpenter—Title IX Coordinator
(509) 527-2141, or (509) 527-2222 after-hours or

What are the reporting obligations of WWU employees when they have notice and/or receive a report of a Title IX-related incident?

All Walla Walla University employees, except for those who have special professional status as defined below, must report all Title IX-related concerns to the Title IX Coordinator.

Who can I contact if I want to discuss a Title IX-related concern in a confidential manner?

Confidential consultations about sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship (dating and domestic) violence, and stalking are available from persons who, by law, have special professional status (University medical / mental health professionals and clergy). A WWU student may contact the following offices for confidential advice and help:

University Health Clinic
(509) 527-2425, or (509) 527-2222 after-hours

Counseling & Testing Services
(509) 527-2147

Campus Ministries
(509) 527-2278

YWCA Crisis Line (24/7)
(509) 529-9922—Walla Walla
(503) 988-6400—Portland
(406) 542-1944—Missoula
(406) 245-4472—Billings

Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (24/7)
1-(888) 336-9591 (Rosario)

What safety measures and accommodations are available to someone who reports a Title IX-related incident?

Upon a report of a Title IX concern, the University will work with the Complainant to put interim measures in place to ensure a safe, hostile-free environment. Following an investigation and a determination that conduct prohibited by Title IX occurred, more permanent accommodations and safety measures may be implemented. Accommodations and safety measures (including interim measures) could include housing accommodations, counseling services, academic accommodations, Security escort services, no contact orders, limitation on extracurricular or athletic activities, removal from University community, and other appropriate actions as necessary.

Last update on January 22, 2019