We Care

One of the highest priorities at Central Washington University (CWU) is fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for employees, students, and university visitors. We care.

To help achieve this goal, CWU has an established, comprehensive approach to reporting, investigating and appropriately responding to allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. To ensure compliance with Title IX, CWU has developed policies and procedures prohibiting sex discrimination in all its forms, including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence by employees, students, third parties including other visitors. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender right are protected under Title IX.

This website provides victims of sexual violence with an array of resources that reflect the University’s commitment to preventing and responding to sexual misconduct. You may use these resources to get confidential support, to address safety concerns, to locate providers of medical care and counseling, and to learn how to report sexual assault.

We Care.

Questions? Please contact:

■ Thomas Pedersen, Interim IX Coordinator (; 509-963-2031); or

■ Marissa Howat, Director, Wellness Center (; 509-963-3233)