Equal Opportunity Office
The Equal Opportunity (EO) Office serves faculty, staff, and students in ensuring that the campus climate is free from discrimination and sexual harassment. Federal and State laws, as well as University policies, protect faculty, staff, and students against discrimination based on the following legally protected characteristics: Race, Color, Creed, Religion, National Origin, Sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), Age, Disability, Marital Status, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, Genetic Information and Veteran Status.
If faculty, staff, or students believe they have been treated unfairly based on one of the legally protected characteristics listed above, they may contact our office for advice and assistance. We are dedicated to trying to informally resolve and mediate discrimination concerns, if possible, and to investigating and resolving formal complaints should they be filed.
The EO Office also serves as a resource to faculty, staff and students on a wide variety of equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity related issues. The Office has a growing library of publications and media that deal with these subjects. Should you have any questions about our office, resources or services, we welcome a visit or call.
Dr. Sue Guenter-Schlesinger
Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity
Request any information on this website in an alternative format by calling the Equal Opportunity Office at 360-650-3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay).
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