Human Resources

Sexual Assault Awareness


Title IX Compliance at Central Washington University (CWU)

Welcome to the Title IX webpage, a resource on sexual misconduct for students, faculty, staff, and visitors who are part of the Central Washington University community.  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance”.  CWU is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of sexual misconduct and discrimination.  Sexual discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity.  CWU considers sexual discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense.  This resource refers to all forms of sexual discrimination, including: sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties.  (Title 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688)  You can find the policy here


Title IX Coordinator & Contact Information

Staci Sleigh-Layman
Executive Director, Human Resources
(509) 963-1256
Richard DeShields
Associate Dean of Students, Student Living & Senior Conduct Officer
(509) 963-1734 or
(509) 963-3162
Gail Farmer
Manager, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action
(509) 963-2206
Mike Luvera
Director & Chief of Police, CWU Police Services
(509) 963-2627
Gary Hyatt
Assistant Athletic Director for Academics & Compliance
(509) 963-1681
Joseph Bryant
Executive Director, Student Rights, Responsibilities & Health Promotion
(509) 963-1335
Kari Johnson
Athletics, Senior Woman Administrator
(509) 963-1915


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