If you have experienced sex or gender-based violence, there may be campus safety options, protection orders, and safety shelters available to you.
Campus Safety Options
When Compliance and Civil Rights receives a complaint of sexual misconduct, CCR will assess whether immediate actions must be taken for the safety and security of any person involved. CCR works with the Dean of Students to help parties with potential temporary safety measures such as:
- Room/dormitory changes
- Class schedule changes
- Withdrawal from classes without penalty
- Temporary trespass orders
- No contact agreements
- Interim suspension
For all emergencies dial 911
A protection order or a restraining order can be obtained that would order another person to remain a certain distance away from you at all times and prohibit any contact or communication. If the recipient of a protection order or restraining order breaks those rules, he/she would be subject to disciplinary actions. Please note, restraining orders are useful in some situations, but they rely on the recipient to follow the order (typically, out of fear of further disciplinary actions), some risk of contact still remains. Information on obtaining a protection order or restraining order can be found at the links below.
Information for Washington state can be found through Washington State Protection Order Resources
Additional information can be found through Washington Law Help Resources
- Sexual Assault Protection Guidebook
- Sexual Assault
- Domestic Violence
If you need help navigating the process to obtain a restraining order, a legal or victim advocate can assist you.
Legal Advocates or Legal Services
Domestic violence victims and their children can temporarily access safe and secure shelters in their region.
Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP) – 509-332-4357
YWCA Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program – 509-326-2255
Domestic Violence Services of Benton/Franklin Counties – 509-582-9841
Clark County YWCA – 360-695-0501
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County – 425-25-ABUSE