If You Have Experienced Sexual Harassment or Discrimination

Your Options

If you have experienced unwanted behaviors, you have choices about what to do. Resolutions options could include:

  • No resolution option: You have the choice not to move forward with any option. Note that if you do not want resolution, you can still be connected to resources, and you can still be provided with Supportive Measures from the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Informal Resolution Option: If both parties agree, informal resolution may occur under appropriate circumstances. Informal resolutions may be guided conversations, mediation facilitated by a trained mediator, and/or voluntary changes to either or both party’s work or class schedules, on-campus activities, or student housing arrangements.
  • Formal Resolution: Formal Resolution includes an investigation by an impartial and unbiased investigator. The Investigator will create a report of the investigation findings, and a live hearing before an administrative will take place to determine disciplinary actions.
  • Legal Resolution: Individuals are welcome to pursue resolution within the legal system either with or without pursuing resolution through Evergreen process.

Resources

There are two types of resources individuals can utilize: confidential and private.

Confidential Resources

Confidential resources are not mandated to report any notification to the Title IX Office, and may be used for emotional support and assistance.

Private Resources

Private resources are individuals, both on and off campus, who can be used for emotional support, to discuss resolution options, and to assist you in getting support. Private resources must report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator. (*Note that reporting to a Title IX Coordinator does not mean you must go through a resolution process.)

  • Employees at Evergreen (Olympia and Tacoma Campus) All employees of Evergreen, with the exception of those mentioned above and temporary hourly employees, are considered Responsible Employees. All Responsible Employees have a mandatory duty to immediately report knowledge they have of any behaviors that may constitute sexual harassment or retaliation.
  • Title IX Coordinator (Olympia and Tacoma Campus), Library Building 3009, titleixcoordinator@evergreen.edu (360) 867-5224
  • Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (Olympia Campus), Library Building 3102, mastinl@evergreen.edu (360) 867-5371
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities (Olympia Campus), Library Building 3009, studentconduct@evergreen.edu (360) 867-6298
  • Police Services (Olympia Campus), Seminar 1 Building 2150, Non-Emergency: (360) 867-6832 Emergency: 9-1-1
  • Thurston County Sheriff (Off-Campus), 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502 Office: (360) 786-5500 
  • Pierce County Police (Off-Campus) 930 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma, WA 98402 Office: 253-798-4721 

Formal Complaints

Anyone who would like to move forward with a resolution option (either formal or informal) must submit a Formal Complaint. A Formal Complaint can be submitted to either the Title IX Coordinator, the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, or the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Officer.

Use the button below to submit a Formal Complaint. You may also submit a Formal Complaint directly to the Title IX Coordinator by email at titleixcoordinator@evergreen.edu, by phone at (360) 867-5224, or in person at Evergreen's Title IX office in Evans Hall 3009.

 

Support Available

If you are going through a Title IX process, you can work with the Title IX Coordinator to receive Supportive Measures. A Formal Complaint or a resolution process is not needed in order to receive supportive measures.

Supportive Measures are meant to allow persons access to their educational program or activity or work, minimizing harm and focusing on safety. Supportive Measures can be different for every person based on their own needs, but may include some of the following:

  • Adjustments to class or work schedule
  • Coordination of schedules for common and shared spaces
  • No fault No Contact Orders
  • Academic adjustments
  • Student housing adjustments
  • Safety escorts and patrols

If you are interested in receiving Supportive Measures, contact the Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator@evergreen.edu.