How do I submit a report to the Title IX Coordinator?
Reports or complaints of sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, other sexual misconduct, or retaliation may be submitted using any of the following options:
- Providing oral or written notice to the Title IX Coordinator.
Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or email address, or by mail to the office address, listed above.
Title IX Coordinator/Equal Opportunity Officer
1500 N. Warner St.
Tacoma, WA 98416-1019
- Reporting online, using the reporting form posted at pugetsound.edu/report.
This form is routed to the Title IX Coordinator. Anonymous reports are accepted but can give rise to a need to investigate. Additionally, the university may not be able to offer or supportive measures to a Complainant if the Complainant’s name is not provided.
Once a report is received by the Title IX Coordinator, the Complainant will typically be sent an email which provides a list of resources both on and off campus as well as information on how to schedule a meeting with the Title IX Coordinator. Because reporting carries no obligation to initiate a formal response, and as the university respects Complainants’ requests to not proceed, unless there is a compelling threat to health and/or safety or other substantial university interest, the Complainant is largely in control and should not fear a loss of privacy by making a report that allows the university to discuss and/or provide supportive measures.
If the Complainant chooses to meet with the Title IX Coordinator, they will be given information about their options which includes receiving supportive measures only (no investigation would be conducted) or filing a formal complaint if their desired outcome is for formal action to be taken.
The Title IX Coordinator does have an obligation to include some types of allegations for the campus crime statistics, but any identifying information will not be included.
Meeting with the Title IX Coordinator and any further steps taken are separate from an individual’s right to pursue external options for resolution (including criminal charges through the police or civil action through the courts) or to resolve the allegations directly with the person that has harmed them. Should a Complainant choose to file a police report, any investigation and/or actions taken by the courts are separate from the university’s procedures.