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Washington State University Compliance and Civil Rights


Notice of Non-discrimination

In matters of admission, employment, housing or services, or in the educational programs or activities it operates, WSU does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex and/or gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, genetic information, marital status, protected veteran status, disability, or immigration or citizenship status (except as authorized by federal or state law, regulation, or government contract).  WSU provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Holly Ashkannejhad
Director and Title IX Coordinator
Compliance and Civil Rights
PO Box 641022
Pullman, WA 99164-1022

Daniel Records
Assistant Director of Civil Rights and ADA Coordinator
Compliance and Civil Rights
PO Box 641022
Pullman, WA 99164-1022

You may also contact the Compliance and Civil Rights by visiting French Administration Building, Room 225, Pullman, Washington, or by calling 509-335-8288.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit the following website for the address and phone number of the federal office that serves your area, Office of Civil Rights , or call 1-800-421-3481.


In determining if conduct is discriminatory and a violation of this policy, the totality of the circumstances are assessed including, but not limited to, the following factors:

  • severity
  • frequency of the discrimination
  • status of the reporting and responding parties and their relationship to each other
  • physicality, threats, or endangerment
  • whether or not the conduct could be reasonably considered protected speech or serving some other lawful purpose

EP 15 includes the following protected classes:

  • Race
  • Sex/gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Color
  • Creed
  • National or ethnic origin
  • Marital status
  • Genetic information
  • Status as an honorably discharged veteran or member of the military.
  • Physical, mental, or sensory disability, including the use of a trained service animal
  • Immigration or Citizenship Status

Examples may include, but are not limited to, sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive:

  • Harassment
  • Denial of educational or employment opportunities
  • Treating individuals differently
  • Name calling, jokes, or other verbal or physical behavior
  • Following a practice that disproportionately impacts one group

If you have been subjected to discrimination or you become aware of discrimination, CCR may be able to assist you.  Learn more about CCR and WSU policies and procedures regarding discrimination: