Sample Language for Syllabus/Class Agreement Statements

Syllabi and Classroom Agreements are a great opportunity to educate every student about classroom and course expectations, as well as their rights and resources on campus. We encourage faculty to include a statement regarding Title IX and your role as a Responsible Employee into your class document – and to communicate with your students early in the quarter about your responsibility.

Below is a sample statement; feel free to make it your own:

The Evergreen State College is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault, domestic/relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and retaliation. I am committed to your well-being and safety, and am open to discuss any concerns you may have.

Please know that I am a Responsible Employee – meaning that in certain situations, I am legally obligated to share information with the College’s Title IX Coordinator to help ensure a student’s safety and that care is being addressed.

Although I have to notify the Title IX Coordinator, it will be up to you to control how your case is handled, including whether to pursue a formal complaint or legal action. The goal is to make sure you are aware of the range of options available to you and have access to the resources you need.

If you are seeking confidential support, please feel free to contact the following resources:

  • Student Wellness Services, SemII B3132, (360) 867-6200
  • SafePlace Olympia 521 Legion Way SE, Olympia, (360) 754-6300