When you report a sexual assault or sexual harassment to a designated official, you still have a number of options:
If you report to both Tacoma Police Department (TPD) and a campus official, it is possible you could proceed with a complaint process with both entities. The campus process tends to move faster than the TPD process and may produce different results. Please direct any questions to a designated official if you are concerned about reporting through both systems.
For details about filing a complaint and procedural options in cases of sexual harassment or assault, see the Campus Policy Prohibiting Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.
A faculty, staff, or student complaint may be brought to any of the following designated officials. If you are having questions about where to start, please contact the Dean of Students office by calling 253.879.3360 or stopping by Wheelock Student Center Room 208.
Any of these harassment officers can help you in obtaining alternative campus housing and/or academic arrangements as may be appropriate.
Complaints also may be brought to the head of the complainant's academic or administrative department, or to the department head of the person behaving objectionably.
Academic Vice President/Dean of the University
Chief Diversity Officer and Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer
Assistant Dean of Students
Sexual Harassment Complaint Ombudsperson
Associate Academic Dean
Professor of Comparative Sociology
Associate Vice President for Human Resources/Career and Employment Services
Director of Employment and People Development
Director of Intercultural Engagement
Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students