Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Washington State University Compliance and Civil Rights


Discrimination and Harassment Investigation

Compliance and Civil Rights (CCR) is WSU’s central intake and referral office for discrimination and harassment based violence complaints from students, staff, faculty, and visitors or guests. CCR collaborates with other University offices that receive and address complaints and problems in educational environments and workplaces throughout the University. CCR will investigate all reported incidents of discrimination and harassment.

CCR investigates complaints that implicate the following policy:

Executive Policy 15: Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment

CCR follows the following guidelines when investigating a complaint:

CCR Procedural Guidelines

Filing a complaint with CCR:

Share a concern of Discrimination and/or Accessibility

Consent Forms

Consent to use treatment records

Consent to Informal Resolution

Information on Student Conduct Procedures:

Standards of Conduct for Students

Center for Community Standards 

Interpretative services are available upon request.

Advisors and Support Persons:

Complainants and Respondents (Participants, jointly) participating in CCR’s process have the right to have an Advisor and/or a Support Person assist them through the process.  Participants are responsible for identifying and supplying their own Advisors and Support Persons.  Advisors and Support Persons serve different roles in CCR’s process, as follows:

An Advisor provides guidance and assistance to Participants.  This guidance may involve assisting a Participant with submitting a complaint, responding to allegations, reviewing evidence, or preparing for a sanctioning or disciplinary process.  An Advisor is often a person whom the Participant trusts for guidance, such as a family member, advisor, or attorney.

A Support Person provides emotional support to Participants.  A Support Person is often a friend, family member, or victim advocate.

Participants may select their own Advisors and/or Support Persons; however, Participants are encouraged to select individuals who are not witnesses in their matter, to preserve the integrity of the investigation.

If Participants want an Advisor to assist them in CCR’s process, Participants will need to complete this form.

Advisor Designation

CCR reserves the right to confirm identification as needed by requesting WSU or state issued identification.