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Washington State University Compliance and Civil Rights

Compliance and Civil Rights

CCR cares about the safety of our clients and staff. Meetings will be primarily scheduled via Zoom or phone unless special circumstances exist. We appreciate your patience and understanding.


Mission Statement

WSU’s compliance program promotes a culture of knowledge of, and compliance with, regulatory and legal requirements. Through the work of the Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance & Civil Rights, the WSU Compliance Committee, and partners throughout the WSU system, the compliance program provides education, advice, and pragmatic solution building for complex compliance issues. Our team is committed to holistically promoting and supporting WSU’s strategic goals and values through thoughtful, equitable, and ethical conduct.

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WSU prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of disability, and WSU is committed to providing accessible programs and services.  CCR provides technical guidance to the university community about our obligations under the ADA, as well as grievance processes for those who experience discrimination on the basis of their disability.

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) was enacted in 1990 and requires institutions to publish an annual security report, maintain a crime log, issue timely warnings and maintain crime statistics.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 

CCR monitors activities and provides technical guidance to ensure WSU is in compliance with state and federal equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws.

Executive Policy 15 

WSU’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment. This policy expresses WSU’s commitment to maintain an environment free of all forms of discrimination.

Health Sciences

WSU’s compliance program provides education, advice, and pragmatic solution building for complex compliance issues.

Title IX 

WSU prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex. CCR provides Title IX technical guidance and grievance procedures to the university community, including providing resources and support for individuals who experienced stalking, intimate partner violence, or sexual misconduct.

Education and Guidance

Civil Rights Consultation and Technical Guidance 

CCR is a resource for the university community for questions relating to civil rights compliance, requirements, and obligations.  CCR also actively monitors university programs and provides compliance recommendations as appropriate.


CCR is committed to raising awareness about civil rights and equal employment opportunity issues. By engaging in educational endeavors, it is our hope to improve campus climate, improve best practices, and help secure a diverse workforce that can meet the needs of the University.


CCR is WSU’s central intake and referral office for discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct complaints from students, staff, faculty, and visitors, or guests.