About Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence or sexual assault, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Retaliation against those who raise complaints or participate in the complaint investigation and resolution process is also prohibited. The following person has been designated to coordinate the University’s compliance with Title IX :

Kate Leonard, Title IX/ADA Coordinator
Box 354996
Phone: (206) 221-7932
Email: TitleIX@uw.edu

Valery Richardson, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Box 354996
Phone: 206-616-9713
Email: valeryr@uw.edu

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Providing information and assistance to those who wish to raise a complaint or have concerns relating to the University’s compliance with Title IX
  • Facilitating the University's compliance with Title IX, including responding effectively to each complaint
  • Providing assistance and support to University programs responsible for responding to and investigating complaints
  • Identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic issues relating to Title IX compliance
  • Facilitating University-wide training and outreach
  • Where appropriate, responding to or conducting an investigation of complaints
  • Participating in and providing support for committees and other programs dedicated to Title IX compliance

Complaint Reporting