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Diversity

Reporting and Assistance

The University's highest concern is for the emotional and physical well being of persons affected by a bias motivated incident or Bias crime. The person affected shall have access to all university services that can help faculty, staff and students maintain emotional and psychological well being and provide for the safety of the person affected.

Central Washington University encourages all members of the campus community who believe they are victims of a bias motivated incident or the crime to immediately report the incident to the police agency of jurisdiction. Although reporting is not required, it is strongly encouraged.   If the incident occurs in the residence halls or apartments,Richard DeShields , Associate Dean of Student Living deshielr@cwu.edu, Michael Luvera at Public Safety should be contacted and/or Gail Farmer at farmer@cwu.edu (OEO Officer) and/or Staci Sleigh-Layman and staci@cwu.edu).  You may also report the activity through Behaviors of Concern at https://uhnsp.aux.cwu.edu/ConductReport/LogIn.cfm. Immediate reporting to the police is an important factor in successful investigation and prosecution of bias incidents and Bias crimes.

Persons affected or victims are not required to pursue prosecution just because they report a crime to a police agency. However, the reporting of a bias motivated incident or Bias crime may prevent others from being affected.

Any member of the university community can file a third party report with the Incident Response Coordinator, Office of Student Success, or Police Services detailing a potential bias motivated incident or Bias crime. It is important to note that the university cannot initiate student judicial action or a criminal complaint against the alleged offender based on a third party report. The report is encouraged, nonetheless, as it can provide useful information for protecting the community-at-large and connecting similar reports while protecting the victim's anonymity.