Please refer to this page for information about:
- Where to report misconduct
- Title IX mandatory reporter requirements
- Policies and procedures
- Additional support
- Universitywide and Danforth Campus committees
We will continue to update this page for clarity and completeness.
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 medical campus students, residents, fellows or postdocs
Mistreatment against others
Misconduct toward WashU faculty, staff, contractors, visitors to campus and other non-learners
Sex-based DISCRIMINATION & harassment
All other misconduct
Reports may be submitted via:
- EthicsPoint Confidential Concern Portal and Hotline
For questions and concerns about ethics, compliance or the university’s Code of Conduct
- University Compliance Reporting Form and Hotline
For Code of Conduct violations
- Additional options for resolution are listed in the discrimination and harassment policy
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.
Policies and procedures
- Policy on Discrimination and Harassment
- University Policies on Relationship and Sexual Violence
- General Principle on Alcohol Service at Events Sponsored by Graduate and Professional Students and Organizations
Catalyst Member Resources: Catalyst is the external consulting group selected by the Task Force to provide expert guidance and resources. Everyone with a @wustl.edu email address may access Catalyst’s online materials, including research, learning programs and more
These confidential spaces exist outside of the reporting mechanisms to provide community members support in dealing with troubling workplace and learning environment situations:
- The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center (RSVP)
- The Offices of the Ombuds
- Student Health Services
- Work-Life Solutions
- 24-hour immediate mental health support for students: NexGen provides confidential, professional assistance free to full-time enrolled students and their family members via text, call, an online portal, or the app.
Universitywide and Danforth Campus committees
- Title IX Advisory Committee: Made up of faculty, students and staff from both the Danforth and Medical campuses, this committee provides regular feedback to the Provost and the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office about the Title IX process, policies and practices, and the university’s efforts in implementing this action plan.
- Danforth Task Force on Climate and Culture: Similar to the School of Medicine’s Task Force on Climate and Culture, this task force examines the complex ecosystem of faculty mentors, advisors and mentees across Danforth Schools, reviews guidance and makes recommendations for improvements in this area.
Last updated April 10, 2023