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Human Resources

Sexual Assault Awareness

Title IX Compliance at Central Washington University (CWU)

Welcome to the Title IX website, 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

Primary CoordinatorContact Information
Staci Sleigh-Layman (Director At Large, Compliance and Innovation)
Supporting CoordinatorsContact Information
Richard DeShields (Associate Dean of Students for Student Living and Senior Conduct Officer)
Gail Farmer (Administrator, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action)

Mike Luvera (Director, Police Services)

Gary Hyatt (Assistant Athletic Director for Academics & Compliance)
Kari Gage (Athletics, Senior Woman Administrator) 

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