Title IX & Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct is a form of gender discrimination prohibited by Title IX, federal legislation from the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Anyone impacted by personal violence and/or sexual assault – whether involving students, staff, faculty, or administrators – may contact any of the campus or community resources to seek assistance.

Any report of sexual misconduct received by any College staff, faculty, or administrator who is not a Confidential Resource will be shared with the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators review and respond promptly to all reports to ensure safety and provide appropriate campus response.

Title IX Coordinators & Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Title IX Coordinator

Natalie M. Shank, EdD
Assistant Director of Student Care and Community Standards
Office of Student Affairs
Gaiser Hall 204 (GHL 204)
(360) 992-2900 or (360) 992-2401

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Cath Busha
Dean of Student Engagement
Office of Student Affairs
Gaiser Hall 204 (GHL 204)
(360) 992-2900 or (360) 992-2983

Loretta Capeheart, PhD
Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Equity
Gaiser Hall 220 (GHL 220)
(360) 992-2292 or (360) 992-2757

More information and options regarding this topic can be found on the Title IX page.