Washington University Police Department


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Reporting Misconduct

The following reporting channels are not emergency services, and reports submitted through these channels may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your public emergency services.

Mistreatment against learners

Misconduct toward undergraduate and graduate students



Mistreatment against others

Misconduct toward faculty and staff including postdoctoral researchers



Reports may be submitted via:

Title IX mandatory reporter requirements: Responding to sexual discrimination and harassment

Title IX is the federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Under the law, sexual harassment and sexual violence, which are forms of sex discrimination, are also prohibited. All individuals participating in educational programs or activities that are affiliated with WashU – including faculty, staff, students and third-parties attending university-sponsored events – are protected by Title IX.

Mandatory reporters — including all faculty and most staff members — who either witness or are notified about a potential incident are required to report it to their supervisor or the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office as soon as possible. Even if a mandatory reporter believes an incident has already been reported, they should share it with their supervisor or the Title IX office. Because the university has a legal obligation to address sexual harassment, mandatory reporters cannot guarantee confidentiality if it conflicts with the university’s obligation to meaningfully investigate or take corrective action.

Related policies and procedures

Additional support

These confidential spaces exist outside of the reporting mechanisms to provide community members support in dealing with troubling workplace and learning environment situations: