Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Nondiscrimination and harassment

University of Washington Executive Order 31, collective bargaining agreement nondiscrimination articles, and other policies are in place to support an inclusive and equitable work environment for all employees.


UW Executive Order 31

In order to promote an environment that fosters respect for all members of the University community, UW Executive Order 31 – Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. All employees have responsibilities under EO 31.

Collective bargaining agreements

UW’s collective bargaining agreements build on EO 31 and include other nondiscrimination language collectively bargained with the unions:

Nondiscrimination posting requirements

As a federal contractor, the UW is required to post the “EEO is the Law” and other posters to inform applicants and employees of the contractor’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity obligations. Information about required posting places and links to posters themselves are available on the workplace posters webpage.

Report a concern

Employees with concerns about behavior that may violate UW policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment can find reporting options and other resources on our complaint resolution webpage.

Contribute to the University’s understanding of the diverse experiences of our faculty, staff, and students by reporting incidents of bias through the University’s bias reporting tool. Reports can be submitted anonymously. Data from submitted reports helps to inform future educational and prevention efforts.