Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, and Drug-Free Schools Act Information

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Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, and Drug-Free Schools Act Information- 2013-2014

(2010, 2011 and 2012 Statistics)

For a community of approximately 42,000 students and 28,000 faculty and staff, the University of Washington is a relatively safe place to be; however, it is subject to many of the same problems that occur in the greater Seattle urban community in which it is located. The following information has been prepared to increase your awareness of the current programs that exist to aid in the protection of your safety and well-being. Portions are also provided in compliance with laws of the State of Washington (RCW 28B.10.569), the federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (20 USC 1145g), and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Title 20 U.S. Code Section 1092 Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics), also known as the Jeanne Clery Act.

If you have any questions regarding the content in the Campus Safety and Security portion of this report, please contact the UW Police Department Office of Professional Standards & Training at 206.221.1967 or For inquiries regarding the Fire Safety Report, contact UW Environmental Health & Safety at 206.543.0465.

For information on or how to obtain a copy of the reports at UW Bothell or UW Tacoma, please contact UW Bothell Security & Campus Safety at 425.352.5222 or or UW Tacoma Campus Safety & Security at 253.692.4416 or via email at

Campus Safety and Security

The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) has the primary responsibility to act upon law enforcement matters and perform police functions for the Seattle campus, working closely with Seattle Police Department and other law enforcement agencies throughout Washington State. Police personnel are sworn peace officers, performing the same services as those of any municipal police agency, including full powers of arrest. UWPD investigates all crimes and enforces federal, state and local laws as well as Washington Administrative Code rules within the University of Washington’s jurisdiction. Commissioned officers patrol the campus on a 24-hour basis and staff a detective division, a bicycle patrol, the Residence Hall Patrol (a unit specifically assigned to the residence halls), and a Crime Prevention Unit that offers a variety of programs and services on personal and property protection to the campus community. In addition to the commissioned officers, the department also employs full- and part-time non-commissioned security guards who assist in the enforcement of university rules and regulations and the safeguarding of the campus community. Located on campus in the Bryants Building at 1117 N.E. Boat Street, the department is headed by the Chief of Police, who reports to the Vice President and Vice Provost for Student Life.

The UWPD maintains a 60-day crime/incident log, which includes the date the crime/incident was reported, the date and time the incident occurred, general location of the incident and disposition. To view the UW Campus 60-day crime log visit: Hard copies of the report may also be obtained at the UW Police Department Monday through Friday, 8-12 am and 1-4:45 pm, excluding holidays.

Harborview Medical Center maintains a separate 60-day crime log, which includes the date the crime was reported to Harborview Department of Parking and Security Services, the date and time of occurrence, the general location of the crime and disposition if known. You can obtain a hard copy from the Harborview Department of Parking and Security Services Communications Center located at 325 9th Avenue, Room 8CT74, Seattle, WA 98104 or by calling 206.744.3193 to have one mailed to you.

Training of UWPD

The UWPD Office of Professional Standards & Training ensures that all officers receive the requisite number of training hours each year. Training subjects include firearms qualification, diversity/cultural awareness, ethics, critical incident response, first aid/CPR, defensive tactics and many other facets of crime prevention and deterrence. Officers receive this training in formal training blocks, electronically, at roll call and through training bulletins.

All UWPD police officers have successfully completed training at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Academy or an equivalent institution recognized by the Commission. Many UWPD officers hold either an associate or bachelor’s degree in the sciences related to criminal justice, sociology, psychology, community relations or other public service-related fields.

Seattle Police Department and Off-Campus Criminal Activity

The UWPD maintains a close working relationship with the Seattle Police Department (SPD). UWPD and SPD officers communicate regularly at the scene of incidents that occur on and around the university campus. UWPD and SPD detectives collaborate on joint investigations and the two departments occasionally train together to prepare for incidents that may arise on campus.

SPD and UWPD have a written memorandum of understanding regarding UWPD’s patrols of the non-campus, privately-owned housing north of main campus, which are primarily occupied by students. This neighborhood is commonly known as the North of 45th Neighborhood. This allows the UWPD to regularly conduct patrols in this area and issue citations or infractions in SPD’s jurisdiction. The neighborhood currently has 50 privately-owned residences housing individual fraternities and sororities. The UW Interfraternity Council and the UW Panhellenic Association are the only officially recognized student groups with privately owned and controlled housing.

The UWPD does not have a written memorandum of understanding with Seattle Police for the investigation of alleged criminal offenses, although the two departments do have written mutual aid agreements in place. Additionally, an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement has been made with all four-year public higher education institutions in Washington State to assist with major investigations and other specialized services.

Pursuant to WAC 478-120-025, Off-campus conduct, the university has the authority to hold students accountable for certain off-campus behaviors that directly affect a university interest. A student may be subject to disciplinary proceedings under the Student Conduct Code if the university is made aware that a court of competent jurisdiction has determined responsibility for intentional unlawful conduct involving the physical harm or abuse, or direct threat of the physical harm or abuse of any person. Regardless of whether the incident is subject to criminal or civil proceedings, the university may also pursue disciplinary proceedings for allegations of the physical harm or abuse (or threat thereof) of another university student, faculty or staff member.

Although not required, SPD may contact UWPD regarding off-campus incidents involving UW students, who may then be subject to citation or arrest by SPD as well as university disciplinary proceedings conducted by the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct or Housing and Food Services.

Reporting a Crime or Emergency

Community members, students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the UWPD in a timely manner. To report a crime or an emergency at the Seattle campus, call 911 from any campus telephone to make a report to a commissioned peace officer. Outside the university system, dial 911 and the dispatch operator will patch you through to the appropriate law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction. To report a non-emergency safety or security matter, call the UWPD through the non-emergency line at 206.685.UWPD (8973). You may dial 5.8973 within the university telephone system. The UWPD Dispatch Center is available 24 hours per day, every day of the year. The UWPD Dispatch Center can also be reached using any of the 20 outdoor Emergency Code Blue phones located throughout campus. (There will be 22 Emergency Code Blue phones when Mercer Court Apartments open fall 2013.) These phones are 9-foot blue posts labeled “emergency” and have a constant blue light. Push the button for 911 and a blue strobe light will flash intermittently and UWPD will be dispatched automatically. There are also emergency phones located in each of the campus parking garages. In a non-emergency situation, you may also report a crime at the police station on campus in the Bryants Building located at 1117 NE Boat St. (cross street is Brooklyn Avenue NE).

Crimes should be reported to the UWPD to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics in this report, for inclusion in the 60-day crime log and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community.

In response to a call to the UWPD Dispatch Center, a call taker may dispatch an officer, forward the call to Seattle Fire or the Seattle Police, request that the victim file a police report or take other action as appropriate. UWPD patrol officers will investigate misdemeanor crimes where appropriate. Felony investigations are launched by patrol officers and subsequently forwarded to the UWPD Detective Unit for follow-up.

The institution will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, the report on the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the UW against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of such crime or offense, the next of kin of such victim shall be treated as the alleged victim.

Voluntary, Confidential Reporting

The UW Police Department has a voicemail Tip Line established for confidential reporting of incidents or providing confidential tips to assist in the investigation of incidents. The Tip Line can be reached by calling 206.685.TIPS (8477) from any off-campus phone or 5.TIPS (8477) from any on-campus phone. This voicemail is checked on a regular basis by the Support Services Sergeant or his/her designee. All information is recorded in a Tip Line Call Register and forwarded to the appropriate UW Police unit for follow up.

Medical Response

Students, faculty, staff and guests of the university should report any medical emergency on campus to UW Police immediately by dialing 911 on any campus landline telephone, activating an Emergency Code Blue phone tower on the campus grounds or by activating an emergency phone box located in parking garages and select university buildings. UW Police can also be notified from off-campus telephones or via cellular telephone by dialing 206.685.UWPD (8973) or 911.

The UW Police emergency 911 Dispatch Center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week the entire calendar year. UW Police 911 procedures require joint dispatching of UW Police and the Seattle Fire Department to all medical emergencies within the university’s Seattle campus jurisdiction. In addition, the UW Police operates an emergency notification system where students, faculty and/or staff of the university who have experienced a medical emergency can have an emergency contact notified. The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), which is nationally renowned for its services, is located in the southern portion of the Seattle campus. Additional area hospitals available include Harborview Medical Center (specializing in trauma, burn care and neurosurgery), Seattle Children’s Hospital (specializing in primary and urgent care pediatrics) and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (specializing in a spectrum of out-patient services).

Weapons Policy

The possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals or other dangerous weapons or instrumentalities on the university campus, except for authorized university purposes, is prohibited by WAC 478-124-020(2)(e) and 478-120-020(3)(f). Written approval is required prior to accessing university property with the prohibited items listed above. Approval must be obtained from the Chief of Police or any other person designated by the President of the University. To request approval in writing, mail your request to:

University of Washington Police Department
ATTN: Chief of Police
Bryants Building, Box 355200
1117 NE Boat Street
Seattle, WA 98105

If you do not have this approval, you must store your weapon with the UWPD for safekeeping while you are on campus. To schedule an appointment to secure your weapon at the UWPD, call 206.685.UWPD (8973). Violation of this policy by students, faculty, staff or visitors to the Seattle campus may be subject to disciplinary actions and/or civil or criminal citation. One must be aware of campus boundaries regarding this policy; campus boundaries are described on the UWPD Web site at

Registered Sex Offenders

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, requires institutions of higher learning to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. Under state law, registered sex offenders must provide notice to each institution of higher learning in the state at which the person is employed, volunteers, carries on a vocation or is a student. The UWPD Crime Prevention Unit maintains records of registered sex offenders who are students or employed at the university and who have been brought to its attention by either the Seattle Police Department or King County Sheriff’s Office. The UWPD will release information concerning registered sex offenders according to the provisions of RCW 4.24.550. In Washington State, sex offenders must register with the county sheriff for the county of the person’s residence. This information about registered sex offenders appears on the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Web site:

Preparing and Reporting Crime Statistics

The UWPD discloses all incidents reported to the department that fall into any of the required reporting classifications as a statistic in this annual brochure.

The UWPD Clery Coordinator culls the statistical data for this report from multiple sources, including UWPD’s internal Report Management System. The Clery Coordinator also requests statistical information from all campus security authorities (as defined by federal law) and from deans, directors and department heads. The campus security authorities include the professional counselors on campus who are not required to report but may do so voluntarily. Members of the community are encouraged to call the police to report crimes for this annual disclosure of crime statistics.

Crime statistics are reported in the year they were reported in and not necessarily the year in which incidents occurred.

This report contains information about on- and off-campus resources and the university makes this publication available to all UW community members. Offices listed are not crime reporting entities for the UW. Crimes should be reported to the UWPD to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics, inclusion in the 60-day crime log and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community when appropriate.

The statistics in this report are published electronically by the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Student Life in an accessible format. The UWPD submits the annual crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education (ED), which are available to the public on the ED Web site.

The university discloses the availability of this annual report to enrolled students, potential students and current employees on an annual basis electronically. All enrolling students registering for class(es) receive information about this report during the electronic registration process. This information includes a brief summary of the contents of this report and its location online as well as information on how to obtain a hard copy of this report. All current university employees receive an electronic postcard that includes a brief summary of the contents of this report and its location online. The postcard also contains information on how to obtain a hard copy of this report. The report is disclosed to potential employees on the university’s Human Resources home page where all applicants must begin employment research at

The crime information contained in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report pertains to crimes on the UW Seattle campus as well as crimes that occur immediately adjacent to the campus and crimes that occur in or on noncampus buildings or property that the UW owns or controls or are owned or controlled by the Interfraternity Council. Some examples of noncampus buildings include the officially recognized UW fraternity and sorority houses north of campus, Harborview Medical Center, Friday Harbor Laboratories, Rome Center and the 4545 Building. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma, separate campuses, report their crime information in separate documents.

Classification of Crimes

Crimes listed herein are classified using the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook and relevant federal law (the Clery Act). Please see definitions at the end of this report.

For murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses and aggravated assault, the number of victims is indicated. For robbery, burglary, larceny, vandalism and arson, one offense is counted per distinct operation regardless of the number of victims. For motor vehicle theft, each vehicle taken (or attempted to be taken) is counted separately. For liquor, drug and weapons violations, the statistics indicate each person arrested.

Hate crimes are not considered distinct offenses, but are crimes (such as assault or vandalism) motivated by the suspect’s bias. Most hate crimes are counted in the crime statistics in this brochure. The exceptions are simple assault, intimidation, larceny, vandalism and other crimes that involve bodily injury that are not included in the required reporting categories but are reported separately as hate crimes.

University-Wide Student Conduct Code Disciplinary Statistics and Residence Hall Alcohol, Drug and Weapons Violations (Disciplinary Referrals table below) may also have been reported to UWPD as crimes and so may also be included in the Campus Crime Statistics table.

Disciplinary Referrals

(subset of campus)
LIQUOR LAW REFERRALS 2012 539 539 37 0
2011 473 447 0 0
2010 327 297 0 0
DRUG LAW REFERRALS 2012 187 186 0 1
2011 185 177 0 0
2010 76 67 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
2010 1 0 0 0

Campus Crime Statistics

(subset of campus)
2011 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
SEX OFFENSES, FORCIBLE(forcible rape, sodomy, sexual assault w/ object, forcible fondling) 2012 2 0 11 1
2011 5 2 24 0
2010 4 3 0 0
SEX OFFENSES, NON-FORCIBLE(incest and statutory rape) 2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
ROBBERY 2012 4 0 1 2
2011 3 0 2 1
2010 1 0 0 1
2011 3 0 8 0
2010 1 0 3 0
BURGLARY 2012 34 11 58 0
2011 40 9 79 0
2010 56 24 16 0
(Includes: theft attempts)
2012 7 0 4 1
2011 1 1 17 1
2010 9 2 1 0
ARSON 2012 2 0 0 1
2011 0 0 2 0
2010 4 1 0 0
LIQUOR LAW ARRESTS 2012 13 7 22 12
2011 14 4 16 0
2010 31 10 37 6
DRUG LAW ARRESTS 2012 10 6 2 0
2011 11 6 9 0
2010 9 2 1 2
2011 1 0 0 0
2010 1 0 0 1
HATE CRIMES 2012 1 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0

HATE CRIMES: There were no reported hate crimes for the years 2010 and 2011. The hate crime in 2012 was simple assault and involved an anti-religious bias (anti-Catholic).

The above listed statistics may differ from previous publications of this data from year to year. These differences may be due to updates to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Title 20 U.S. Code Section 1092(f), the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics,” and the U.S. CFR. Reference:

1 For definitions, please see the end of this report.

Crime Prevention and Security Awareness Education Programs

Crime Prevention Unit — UW Police

The UW Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) represents the department at campus orientations for new incoming students, parents and employees. The CPU staffs resource booths at community tabling events, provides seminars on personal and workplace safety, conducts office and environmental security surveys, advises on the storage of petty cash, maintains a database for electronic and bicycle registrations, and addresses other security related topics as requested by student organizations and university departments. CPU requests can be made by e-mail ( or by telephone at 206.543.9338.

Annual crime prevention and safety presentations are facilitated by the CPU in the summer prior to each academic year for parents of new students. New Student Orientations for in-coming students mirror orientations for parents of new students; topics include how to report crimes, response to major incidents, personal safety tips and alcohol and drug policies. In addition, information about the police department security procedures and practices, emergency alert systems and community resources is provided at these orientations. Thirty-five new student and parent presentations were provided for 8,984 people in 2012.

The CPU facilitates campus violence prevention, safety presentations, and active shooter/workplace violence prevention presentations by request for students, faculty and staff at on-campus and off-campus locations. In addition to new student and parent orientation presentations, the Crime Prevention Unit and sector officers in 2012 facilitated 91 safety talks, emergency preparedness, crime trends and other presentations with 3,788 people attending.

Bicycle serial number registration is free and easy to complete online at

The UWPD provides training in the fall to Resident Advisers (RAs) on security and, through the RA Fire Academy, may partner with UW Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) to provide fire safety training. Emergency Preparedness presentations are jointly facilitated with UW Emergency Management (UWEM) upon request or for special initiatives on preparedness.

NightRide, Husky NightWalk, and Hospital Public Safety Escorts

Free with a U-PASS, NightRide shuttles operate Monday through Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight, excluding university holidays. NightRide does not operate during summer quarter. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible and operate every 20 minutes. Schedules are posted at each of the NightRide stops. For more information, visit or email You can also track the shuttles in real time on your smartphone by downloading the Ride Systems app from the iOS or Google Play stores.

Husky NightWalk is a walking escort for students, staff and faculty within the campus community. Upon request, UWPD uniformed security guards will provide a safety walk to and from campus locations between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. year round; hours may alter during months of later darkness. Call 206.685.WALK (9255) to request an escort.

UW Medical Center Public Safety Officers provide escorts to nearby parking lots for UW Medical Center employees from the main entrance on the third floor. This service is provided for free from 3:30 p.m. until 6 a.m., seven days a week. For more information, contact the UWMC on-duty security officer at 206.598.5555. A van service is also available for free from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and the pick-up point is also the main entrance on the third floor.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) — UW Police

RAD is a self-defense course taught by certified instructors. The curriculum was developed specifically for women on university and college campuses. It is not a martial arts program; it teaches women of any age or fitness level realistic self-defense movements. To learn more or to obtain upcoming class registration information, contact the UWPD RAD program at 206.616.0873 or e-mail


The mission of SafeCampus is to foster a safe and secure UW campus community. UW faculty, staff and students work together to identify situations that might lead to violence. Early identification and intervention with appropriate resources or referrals to services can assist with coping strategies, reduce stress and/or resolve problematic situations and reduce the risk of violence occurring.

The Violence Prevention & Response Program (VPRP) acts as the central point of communication and the coordinating unit for violence mitigation activities across the UW. The VPRP is a partnership of key players in campus safety and violence prevention, including Student Life, Human Resources, the Bothell and Tacoma campuses, UW and Harborview Medical Centers, the UW Police Department, Academic Human Resources and the Graduate School.

SafeCampus telephone numbers are answered by staff specially trained to receive reports of potentially violent situations and provide resources and referrals to UW services.

SafeCampus numbers are staffed by University of Washington personnel during work hours and are routed to others for response outside of business hours.

Seattle: 206.685.SAFE (7233)
Bothell: 425.352.SAFE (7233)
Tacoma: 253.692.SAFE (7233)

When a situation of concern is reported, the VPRP team collaborates with affected UW departments to develop a coordinated response in order to mitigate the occurrence of violence on campus.

Campus Security Advisory Committee

The University of Washington Campus Security Advisory Committee was established in 1991 as required by RCW 28B.10.569 as a task force to examine annual campus security and safety issues. This Advisory Committee is responsible for reviewing the UWPD annual report to ensure accuracy and effectiveness of the report, and to make suggestions for improvement. The committee is chaired by the UW Chief of Police and typically holds bimonthly meetings at the UWPD. Members meet to review current crime trends, safety issues, new policies and procedures and potential problems or debates. Members represent administration, faculty, staff, recognized UW student organizations and police/security.

Clery Compliance Committee

A University of Washington Clery Compliance Committee was instituted October 3, 2012 under the direction of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Student Life. The broad charge of this committee is to advise the Vice President and Vice Provost of Student Life and other senior University leaders on issues of compliance. The committee works collaboratively with campus departments and stakeholders to meet the goal of annual compliance in accordance with the law.

UWPD Victim Advocate

The UWPD Victim Advocate assists University of Washington students, faculty and staff experiencing domestic violence or relationship abuse or who are victims of other crimes. The advocate can help with locating resources, both on and off campus; assist in obtaining domestic violence, anti-harassment or sexual assault protection orders; and explore ways to improve personal safety. 206.543.9337.

Responsibilities of the UW Community

Members of the University community must assume responsibility for their personal safety and the security of their property. Please use the following guidelines to help keep you and your property safe.

  • Report all suspicious persons/circumstances to the UWPD immediately by dialing 911.
  • Avoid walking alone at night regardless of gender. Use the Husky NightWalk service, 206.685.WALK (9255).
  • Do not allow tailgating (letting someone follow you through a locked door). Remember that residence halls are restricted to the students who live there and their guests.
  • Know the locations of the code blue emergency telephones and the emergency call boxes located in the parking garages.
  • Engrave owner applied numbers, such as a driver’s license number, on items of value, especially if the items don’t have serial numbers. Register your electronic items and bikes with the UWPD:
  • Inventory your personal property and insure it with personal insurance coverage. Backup your computer data daily in case the machine gets stolen.
  • Lock up bicycles using proper locking procedures and a good quality lock such as a U-lock.
  • Lock car doors and close windows when leaving your car.
  • If you know that you will be returning to your vehicle when it’s dark outside, use well-lit parking lots. Park under a streetlight.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car. If you must, put these items in the trunk prior to your arrival at your destination.
  • Carry only those items of value that you need on your person: e.g., limit the amount of cash and the number of credit cards, and never carry your social security card in your purse or wallet.
  • Never leave valuables (wallets, purses, books, laptops, etc.) unattended and unsecured – even for a bathroom break.
  • Always lock the door to your residence hall room, whether or not you are there. Keep windows closed and locked when you are not at home.
  • Do not leave messages on your door advertising your departure or arrival times. This alerts thieves of your absence. Consider removing your name if it is posted on your door.

Domestic Relationship Violence

In compliance with Washington State law, RCW 28B.10.569, this report contains information about domestic violence. Domestic violence and relationship violence are different terms used to describe the same experience. Both refer to a pattern of behavior in which one person attempts to control another through threats or use of physical, sexual, verbal and/or psychological abuse.

Controlling, abusive behavior can occur between people of all races, ages, sexual orientations, religions and genders. It can occur between people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. It happens between people who are married, dating, divorced, living together and broken up.

No one should be abused. You deserve to be in a relationship where you and your children feel safe. If you are in an abusive relationship, or think you might be, there are people at the University of Washington and in the community who can help.

University of Washington Administrative Policy Statement (APS) 11.7 defines workplace violence, outlines prohibited behavior and university notifications, response and resources. Visit the APS Web site at The university will provide appropriate information, support and assistance to employees. Employees who are victims or perpetrators of domestic violence are encouraged to seek assistance.

Victims of relationship violence must decide what action is appropriate for them to take. If you are a victim of relationship violence, consider telling someone you trust about your situation. Notify the UW Police Department if you have received a direct threat or if you have been harmed.

The UWPD Victim Advocate is available to assist University of Washington faculty, staff and students experiencing domestic violence or relationship abuse. The UW Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Information Service (SARIS) has an advocate available to help students experiencing domestic violence, stalking or relationship abuse. Advocates can help with locating resources, both on and off campus; assist in obtaining domestic violence, anti-harassment or sexual assault protection orders; and explore ways to improve personal safety.


  • UW Police Department, 911; 206.685.UWPD (8973) for non-emergencies
  • UW CareLink, 866.598.3978 (UW employees)
  • Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline, 1.800.562.6025 V/TTY
  • UWPD Victim Advocate, 206.543.9337
  • SafeCampus Violence Prevention & Response Program, Seattle: 206.685.7233; Bothell: 425.352.7233; Tacoma 253.692.7233
  • Human Resources, 206.543.2354; HR Worklife contact 206.543.6963; UWMC HR, 206.598.6116
  • UW Student Counseling Center, 206.543.1240
  • SARIS, 206.685.4357, (UW students)
  • Q Center, 206.897.1430,
  • King County Protection Orders,

Sexual Assaults and Other Sexual Offenses

The university is committed to providing its community members with an environment conducive to the pursuit of knowledge. Admission to the university carries with it the presumption that students will conduct themselves as responsible members of the community, refraining from actions that would endanger the health, welfare or safety of others. Conduct constituting a sexual offense, such as rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment, will not be tolerated. Students, faculty or staff committing sexual offenses in any form can be prosecuted under Washington State criminal statutes. In addition, students can be disciplined under the Student Conduct Code. The following disciplinary sanctions may be imposed for violations of the student conduct code: disciplinary warnings and reprimands, restitution, disciplinary probation, forfeiture of entitlement to state funded grants, scholarships or awards for a specified period of time, suspension, and dismissal.


In some instances, the victim may know the assailant and often does not realize the incident meets the legal definition of rape. Washington State Criminal Code (Title 9A RCW) defines rape as engaging in sexual intercourse with another person:

  1. by forcible compulsion; or
  2. when the victim is incapable of giving consent by reason of being helpless or mentally incapacitated (e.g., voluntary or involuntary consumption of alcohol and/or drugs); or
  3. when the victim does not give the perpetrator consent and such lack of consent was clearly expressed by the victim’s words or conduct.

What to Do If You Are Sexually Assaulted

If you are sexually assaulted, resources are available on and off campus to help you. It is important to preserve evidence in case you decide to press charges. If you are raped or sexually assaulted on campus:

  • Get to a safe place as soon as you can.
  • Try to preserve all physical evidence. Do not wash, use the toilet or change clothing if you can avoid it. If you do change clothes, put all clothing you were wearing at the time of the attack in a paper bag (no plastic bags).
  • You have the option to notify law enforcement. Call 911 or 206.685.UWPD (8973) to report to the UW Police.
  • Get medical attention as soon as possible to make sure you are physically well and to collect important evidence in the event you may later wish to take legal action. UW Police can arrange for immediate transport to the hospital.
  • Talk with an advocate or a counselor who may maintain confidentiality, help explain your options, give you information, and provide emotional support. On campus, SARIS can be reached at 206.685.4357(for students). Employees can contact CareLink at 866.598.3978 for 24-hour crisis services and for TDD, call 800.833.3031. Off campus, you can reach the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center 24-Hour Resource Line at 888.998.6423.
  • Contact someone you trust to be with you and support you.

Institutional personnel will assist any victim in notifying law enforcement authorities if the victim requests this. The UWPD supports members of the university community with its Sexual Assault Response Commitment that pledges to assist with courtesy, sensitivity and professionalism. Reporting the incident to the police is encouraged regardless of the availability of evidence. The Prosecutor may choose to file charges and pursue prosecution with or without the victim’s consent.

The institution will change living situations or academic environments, to include relocating from one residence to hall to another or altering a class schedule if requested by the victim and reasonably available.

Administrative Complaint Procedures

Whether they occur on or off campus, rape and other forcible or non-forcible sex offenses may also violate the Student Conduct Code and/or Executive Order No. 31, the university’s Non-discrimination and Affirmative Action Policy and could result in a variety of disciplinary actions, including suspension or permanent dismissal from the university. In cases involving an alleged sexual offense, the accuser and the accused are entitled to have others present during the investigation or disciplinary hearing. Both the accuser and accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding as a result of an alleged sexual assault. To file a report about a student on the Seattle Campus, contact Community Standards and Student Conduct at 206.685.6194 or The SARIS Specialist is also available to help students on the Seattle campus with this process and discuss reporting options. To file a report about a UW Bothell student, contact Student Services office at 425.352.3183. To file a report about UW Tacoma student, contact Student Affairs office at 253.692.4501.  The UWPD Victim Advocate is also available to discuss reporting options.  If you are the victim of a sexual assault perpetrated by an employee and wish to file an administrative (non-police) report, you may contact the University Complaint Investigation and Resolution office.  If you are an employee, you may also contact your supervisor, the Human Resources (HR) consultant housed in your department, or your department’s HR Consultant with the Human Resources Operations Offices: Campus HR (206.543.2354); UWMC HR, (206.598.6116); or HMC HR (206.744.9220).  If you have a concern regarding your safety, you may contact SafeCampus – Seattle 206.685.7233; Bothell 425.352.7233; Tacoma 253.692.7233. For more information about your options, resources, or for concerns related to the University’s response to reports, contact the UW Title IX Coordinator at 206.221.7932 or TTY 206.543.6452. The Title IX Coordinator is located in 22 Gerberding Hall.

Medical Care after Sexual Assault

Medical care after a sexual assault can be helpful for treating or preventing illness and injury. Many tests need to be administered within a specific time frame to be accurate. Generally, you want to have tests done as soon as possible. Tests or services to consider include date rape drugs, emergency contraception and a sexual assault examination. Harborview Medical Center Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE nurses) provide sexual assault examinations 24 hours a day at no cost. The examination must be performed within 120 hours (five days) after the assault and you may decline any part of the exam at any time. This process can include documentation of your medical history, an examination for injuries, photographs, tests for sexually transmitted infection or pregnancy and treatment and communication with police. You may wish to bring a family member or friend with you for support.

Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Information Service (SARIS)

The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Information Service (SARIS) is a confidential starting point for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment. SARIS can guide you through the rights you have, the options for reporting, resources, and offers support. This includes the options of reporting to law enforcement, the University and steps for safety planning. SARIS closely partners with university departments to organize academic course and/or university housing adjustments on your behalf. SARIS meets with students who have personally experienced violence or abuse, who are supporting a friend or family member or students wanting information for class projects.

SARIS facilitates educational programs to increase the awareness of the university community about relationship violence and how to support victims/survivors. Green Dot is a prevention initiative that works to reduce power-based violence by training students as active bystanders, and promoting the development of a community that does not tolerate violence. Additional resources for relationship violence education on campus include the Associated Students of the University of Washington’s (ASUW) Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists (SARVA), the University of Washington Police Department Crime Prevention Unit, the University of Washington Police Department Victim Advocate and SafeCampus.

SARIS works to keep reports as confidential as possible. SARIS is an essential step in obtaining emotional and organizational assistance. To contact SARIS by telephone, call 206.685.4357, by email at or visit To learn more about Green Dot, visit

Emotional Support for Victims of Crime

  • UWPD Victim Advocate, 206.543.9337
  • SARIS, 206.685.4357 (for students only)
  • Hall Health Primary Care Center, 206.685.1011
  • Counseling Center, 206.543.1240
  • CareLink, 206.866.598.3978 24-hour crisis services; TDD, 800.833.3031 (employees)
  • SafeCampus, Seattle 206.685.7233; Bothell 425.352.7233; Tacoma 253.692.7233
  • Q Center, 206.897.1430,
  • Psychological Services & Training Center, 206.543.6511

For more resources, see the end of this report.

Victim Advocacy and Support

You are encouraged to seek help in coping with the aftermath of an assault and in exploring and arranging counseling. There are many on-campus and off-campus resources that have physicians and counselors trained in sexual assault trauma and offer treatment, information, support and referrals.

On-Campus Resources include:

  • UWPD Victim Advocate, 206.543.9337
  • Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Information Service (SARIS), 206.685.4357 (for students only)
  • Hall Health Primary Care Center, 206.685.1011
  • Counseling Center, 206.543.1240
  • CareLink, 206.866.598.3978 24-hour crisis services; TDD, 800.833.3031 (employees)
  • SafeCampus, Seattle: 206.685.7233; Bothell: 425.352.7233; Tacoma: 253.692.7233

In addition to SARIS, CareLink and the UW Police Department, the university has a variety of trained staff members available to assist you in the residence halls, the Counseling Center, Hall Health Primary Care Center and Health and Wellness. Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence, a resource card published by SARIS, contains a list of campus and community resources. Each student in the residence halls receives a copy of the resource card.

Information on sexual assault awareness education, prevention and victim support programs is also available at the UW Police Department located in the Bryants Building at 1117 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98105. You can visit in person or request it be mailed by calling 206.685.UWPD (8973).

Additional information centers include the front desks of Seattle campus residence halls (McMahon Hall, McCarty Hall, Haggett Hall and Terry Hall), the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Student Life in Gerberding Hall, the Counseling Center in 401 Schmitz Hall located at 1410 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98195 and Health and Wellness in 109 Elm Hall, 1218 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98195.

There are also off-campus resources that provide support and advocacy. The Crisis Clinic is a confidential hotline serving Seattle/King County that can be reached 24 hours a day. Translation is provided in 155 languages for persons experiencing emotional stress due to trauma. Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress offers medical care and evidence collection kits after an assault, counseling for victims and other support.

Off-Campus Resources include:

  • Crisis Clinic Hotline, 866.427.4747 or 206.461.3219 TTY/TDD
  • Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress, 206.744.1600 or 206.744.1616 TDD
  • Harborview Emergency Trauma 24-Hour Line, 206.744.3074
  • King County Sexual Assault Resource Center 24-Hour Line, 888.998.6423

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of harassment based on the recipient’s sex that is characterized by:

  1. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a person who has authority over the recipient when:
    1. Submission to such conduct is made either an implicit or explicit condition of the individual’s employment, academic status, or ability to use university facilities and services, or
    2. Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for a decision that affects tangible aspects of the individual’s employment, academic status, or use of university facilities; or
  2. Unwelcome and unsolicited language or conduct that is of a sexual nature or that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it could reasonably be expected to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment, or has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance.

Sexual harassment also includes acts of sexual violence.

Sexual harassment may be reported to the following offices:


In compliance with Washington State law, RCW 28B.10.569, this brochure contains information about stalking and sexual harassment. Washington State law defines stalking as intentionally and repeatedly harassing or following another person when the victim is placed in fear that the stalker intends to injure him/her or his/her property. The feeling of fear must be one that a reasonable person in the same situation would experience under all the circumstances.

  • If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If you wish to report a stalking case where there is no immediate threat, call 911 or 685.UWPD (8973).
  • Trust your instincts. Don’t downplay the danger. If you feel unsafe, you probably are. Take threats seriously.
  • Tell someone you trust for support.
  • If you are a student, contact SARIS for support, advocacy and resources. If you are a staff member, you can contact the UWPD Victim Advocate, CareLink or SafeCampus for support advocacy and resources.
  • Develop a safety plan. An advocate, therapist, SafeCampus team member or SARIS Specialist can help you with this.
  • Keep evidence of the stalking.
  • Seek supportive counseling.
  • For complaints involving students, contact the Student Conduct office for your campus.
  • For complaints involving university employees, contact the University Complaint and Resolution Office (UCIRO)and/ or Human Resources.
  • Consider a protection order:

Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

With a view toward ensuring the safety and well-being of faculty, staff, students and the general public, the university is committed to maintaining a campus environment that is free of illicit drugs (or controlled substances) and alcohol. Accordingly, the consumption of alcoholic beverages by students and employees on university property, except in accordance with appropriate State of Washington liquor license procedures, is prohibited. Further, the unlawful possession, use, distribution or manufacture of alcohol or controlled substances (as defined in Chapter 69.50 RCW) on the university campus or during university-sponsored activities is prohibited (Chapter 478-124 WAC). Violation of these alcohol and drug prohibitions will be the basis for university disciplinary or other appropriate action.

Generally, possession, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages are not permitted on campus. The exceptions are:

  1. meetings or other functions when a state banquet permit has been obtained – applications are available in the Office of the Committee on the Use of University Facilities and the permit is issued pursuant to regulations of the university and the Washington State Liquor Control Board, or
  2. by those of legal drinking age in residence hall rooms or apartments with the doors closed. Kegs or other common-source containers are never allowed in the residence halls. As prescribed by state law, it is illegal to sell alcohol without a permit, and no one under age 21 is permitted to consume alcohol.

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy of the University of Washington is found in the Administrative Policy Statement, D 13.7, copies of which are available online at Students and employees who are found to be in violation of this stated prohibition may be subject to arrest and conviction under the applicable criminal laws of local municipalities, the State of Washington or the United States. Conviction can result in sanctions including probation, fines and imprisonment. Students found in violation of this stated prohibition are also subject to discipline in accordance with the requirements and procedures of the Student Conduct Code (CH. 478-120 WAC). Discipline may include probation or dismissal from the university.

The UWPD enforces all federal, state, local and university regulations governing drugs and alcohol. Underage drinking is not tolerated and laws governing such will be enforced, including arrest, citation and/or referral to the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct.

Health and Wellness: Alcohol Education and Intervention Services

The University of Washington is a national leader in the development, implementation and evaluation of brief interventions and other prevention efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm and consequences. Through close collaboration with the research teams involved in the development of these programs, Health and Wellness plays an important part in bringing evidence-based and empirically-supported approaches to the UW community, as well as supervision and provision of workshops offered to students following alcohol and other drug policy violations on campus. Additionally, Health and Wellness supports other providers through trainings in brief intervention approaches, provision of referral information and consultation services.

Education and prevention programs addressing alcohol and other drugs are available for students (e.g., for students in the Greek System, Freshman Interest Groups, residence halls, etc.) through Health and Wellness. Referral information can be provided to students when needed. For information on current programs and services, please contact Health and Wellness at 206.543.6085 or Hall Health Primary Care Center offers counseling and referral for alcohol and other drug-related problems. Additionally, substance use evaluations are also available through the Psychological Services and Training Center. For details, please call 206.543.6511.

Health Risks

Category and Name
Examples of Commercial and Street Names DEA Schedule*/
How Administered**
Intoxication Effects/
Potential Health Consequences
Cannabinoids Euphoria; relaxation; slowed reaction time; distorted sensory perception; impaired balance and coordination; increased heart rate and appetite; impaired learning, memory; anxiety; panic attacks; psychosis/cough; frequent respiratory infections; possible mental health decline; addiction
hashish boom, gangster, hash, hash oil, hemp I/smoked, swallowed
marijuana Blunt, dope, ganja, grass, herb, joint, bud, Mary Jane, pot, reefer, green, trees, smoke, sinsemilla, skunk, weed I/smoked, swallowed
Opioids Euphoria; drowsiness; impaired coordination; dizziness; confusion; nausea; sedation; feeling of heaviness in the body; slowed or arrested breathing/constipation; endocarditis; hepatitis; HIV; addiction; fatal overdose
heroin Diacetylmorphine: smack, horse, brown sugar, dope, H, junk, skag, skunk, white horse, China white; cheese (with OTC cold medicine and antihistamine) I/injected, smoked, snorted
opium Laudanum, paregoric: big O, black stuff, block, gum, hop II, III, V/swallowed, smoked
Club Drugs MDMA — mild hallucinogenic effects; increased tactile sensitivity, empathic feelings; lowered inhibition; anxiety; chills; sweating; teeth clenching; muscle cramping/ sleep disturbances; depression; impaired memory; hyperthermia; addiction Flunitrazepam — sedation; muscle relaxation; confusion; memory loss; dizziness; impaired coordination/addiction GHB — drowsiness; nausea; headache; disorientation; loss of coordination; memory loss/ unconsciousness; seizures; coma
MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) Ecstasy, Adam, clarity, Eve, lover’s speed, peace, uppers I/swallowed, snorted, injected
flunitrazepam*** Rohypnol: forget-me pill, Mexican Valium, R2, roach, Roche, roofies, roofinol, rope, rophies IV/swallowed, snorted
GHB*** Gamma-hydroxybutyrate: G, Georgia home boy, grievous bodily harm, liquid ecstasy, soap, scoop, goop, liquid X I/swallowed
Dissociative Drugs Feelings of being separate from one’s body and environment; impaired motor function/anxiety; tremors; numbness; memory loss; nausea Ketamine — analgesia; impaired memory; delirium; respiratory depression and arrest; death PCP and analogs — analgesia; psychosis; aggression; violence; slurred speech; loss of coordination; hallucinations For DXM: euphoria, slurred speech; confusion; dizziness; distorted visual perceptions
ketamine Ketalar SV: cat Valium, K, Special K, vitamin K III/injected, snorted, smoked
PCP and analogs Phencyclidine: angel dust, boat, hog, love boat, peace pill I, II/swallowed, smoked, injected
Salvia divinorum Salvia, Shepherdess’s Herb, Maria Pastora, magic mint, Sally-D Not scheduled/chewed, swallowed, smoked
Dextromethorphan (DXM) Found in some cough and cold medications: Robotripping, Robo, Triple C Not scheduled/swallowed
Stimulants Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, metabolism; feelings of exhilaration; increased energy, mental alertness; tremors; reduced appetite; irritability; anxiety; panic; paranoia; violent behavior; psychosis/weight loss; insomnia; cardiac or cardiovascular complications; stroke; seizures; addiction Also, for cocaine — nasal damage from snorting Also, for methamphetamine — severe dental problems
amphetamine Biphetamine, Dexedrine: bennies, black beauties, crosses, hearts, LA turnaround, speed, truck drivers, uppers II/swallowed, snorted, smoked, injected
cocaine Cocaine hydrochloride: blow, bump, C, candy, Charlie, coke, crack, flake, rock, snow, toot II/injected, smoked, snorted
methamphetamine Desoxyn: chalk, crank, crystal, fire, glass, go fast, ice, meth, speed II/injected, swallowed, smoked, snorted
Hallucinogens Altered states of perception and feeling; hallucinations; nausea. Also, for LSD & mescaline — increased body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure; loss of appetite; sweating; sleeplessness; numbness; dizziness; weakness; tremors; impulsive behavior; rapid shifts in emotion Also, for LSD — Flashbacks, Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder Also, for psilocybin — nervousness; paranoia; panic
LSD Lysergic acid diethylamide: acid, blotter, cubes, microdot, yellow sunshine, blue heaven I/swallowed, absorbed through mouth tissues
mescaline Buttons, cactus, mesc, peyote I/swallowed, smoked
psilocybin Magic mushrooms, purple passion, shrooms, little smoke I/swallowed
Tobacco Increased blood pressure and heart rate/chronic lung disease; cardiovascular disease; stroke; cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, cervix, kidney, bladder, and acute myeloid leukemia; adverse pregnancy outcomes; addiction
nicotine Found in cigarettes, cigars, bidis, and smokeless tobacco (snuff, spit tobacco, chew) Not scheduled/smoked, snorted, chewed
Alcohol In low doses, euphoria, mild stimulation, relaxation, lowered inhibitions; in higher doses drowsiness, slurred speech, nausea, emotional volatility, loss of coordination, visual distortions, impaired memory, sexual dysfunction, loss of consciousness/ increased risk of injuries, violence, fetal damage (in pregnant women); depression; neurologic deficits; hypertension; liver and heart disease; addiction; fatal overdose
alcohol (ethyl alcohol) Found in beer, wine and liquor Not scheduled/swallowed
Other Compounds Steroids — no intoxication effects/hypertension; blood clotting and cholesterol changes; liver cysts; hostility and aggression; acne; in adolescents — premature stoppage of growth; in males — prostate cancer, reduced sperm production, shrunken testicles, breast enlargement; in females — menstrual irregularities, development of beard and other masculine characteristics Inhalants (varies by chemical) — stimulation; loss of inhibition; headache; nausea or vomiting; slurred speech; loss of motor coordination; wheezing/cramps; muscle weakness; depression; memory impairment; damage to cardiovascular and nervous systems; unconsciousness; sudden death
anabolic steroids Anadrol, Oxandrin, Durabolin, Depo-Testosterone, Equipoise: roids, juice, gym candy, pumpers III/injected, swallowed, applied to skin
inhalants Solvents (paint thinners, gasoline, glues); gases (butane, propane, aerosol propellants, nitrous oxide); nitrites (isoamyl, isobutyl, cyclohexyl): laughing gas, poppers, snappers, whippets not scheduled / inhaled through nose or mouth

* Schedule I and II drugs have a high potential for abuse. They require greater storage security and have a quota on manufacturing, among other restrictions. Schedule I drugs are available for research only and have no approved medical use; Schedule II drugs are available only by prescription (un-refillable) and require a form for ordering. Schedule III and IV drugs are available by prescription, may have five refills in 6 months, and may be ordered orally. Some Schedule V drugs are available over the counter.

** Taking drugs by injection can increase the risk of infection through needle contamination with staphylococci, HIV, hepatitis and other organisms.

*** Associated with sexual assaults.

For more information on these and other illegal drugs, please see

For information on prescription drugs abuse, please see

Federal Drug Laws

In addition to significant health risks, the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs is prohibited by federal law. Strict penalties are provided for drug convictions, including mandatory prison terms for many offenses. The following information, although not complete, is an overview of possible federal penalties for first and second convictions.

Federal Trafficking Penalties

U.S. Department of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration

Drug Quantity First Offense Second Offense
Marijuana (Schedule I) 1,000 kg or more mixture; or 1,000 or more plants
  • Not less than 10 years, not more than life
  • If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life
  • Fine not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if other than an individual
  • Not less than 20 years, not more than life
  • If death or serious injury, life imprisonment
  • Fine not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if other than an individual
Marijuana (Schedule I) 100-999 kg mixture; or 100-999 plants
  • Not less than 5 years, not more than 40 years
  • If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life
  • Fine not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if other than an individual
  • Not less than 10 years, not more than life
  • If death or serious injury, life imprisonment
  • Fine not more than $8 million if an individual, $50 million if other than an individual
Marijuana (Schedule I) 50-99 kg marijuana mixture, 50-99 marijuana plants
  • Not more than 20 years. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs, or more than life.
  • Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million other than individual
  • Not more than 30 years. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment.
  • Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if other than individual
Hashish more than 10 kg
Hashish Oil more than 1 kg
Marijuana (Schedule I) less than 50 kg marijuana (but does not include 50 or more marijuana plants regardless of weight); 1-49 marijuana plants
  • Not more than 5 years.
  • Fine $250,000 if an individual, $1 million other than individual
  • Not more than 10 years.
  • Fine $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than individual
Hashish 10 kg or less
Hashish Oil 1 kg or less
Drug Schedule Quantity Penalties Quantity Penalties
Schedule II
500-4999 gms mixture First Offense:
Not less than 5 yrs, and not more than 40 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if not an individual.Second Offense:
Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.
5 kg or more mixture First Offense:
Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.Second Offense:
Not less than 20 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.2 or More Prior Offenses:
Life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.
Cocaine Base
Schedule II
28-279 gms mixture 280 gms or more mixture
Schedule IV
40-399 gms mixture 400 gms or more mixture
Fentanyl Analogue
Schedule I
10-99 gms mixture 100 gms or more mixture
Schedule I
100-999 gms mixture 1 kg or more mixture
Schedule I
1-9 gms mixture 10 gms or more mixture
Schedule II
5-49 gms pure or 50-499 gms mixture 50 gms or more pure or 500 gms or more mixture
Schedule II
10-99 gms pure or 100-999 gms mixture 100 gms or more pure or 1 kg or more mixture
Other Schedule I & II Drugs – any amount; Any drug product containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid; Flunitrazepam – 1 gm First Offense: Not more than 20 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 yrs, or more than life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual. Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual.
Other Schedule III Drugs – any amount First Offense: Not more than 10 years. If death or serious injury, not more than 15 years. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2.5 million if not an individual. Second Offense: Not more 20 yrs. If death or serious injury, not more than 30 years. Fine not more than $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.
All Other Schedule IV Drugs (other than 1 gm or more of Flunitrazepam) – any amount First Offense: Not more than 5 yrs. Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual. Second Offense: Not more than 10 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if not an individual.
All Schedule V Drugs – any amount First Offense: Not more than 1 yr. Fine not more than $100,000 if an individual, $250,000 if not an individual. Second Offense: Not more than 4 yrs. Fine not more than $200,000 if an individual, $500,000 if not an individual.

A. Denial of Federal Benefits (21 USC §862 and 20 USC 1091 (r) (1))

A state or federal drug conviction while enrolled and receiving Title IV aid may result in the loss of federal benefits, including school loans, grants, contracts and licenses. Federal drug trafficking convictions may result in denial of federal benefits for up to five years for a first conviction, and up to 10 years for a second conviction. Drug traffickers become permanently ineligible for federal benefits upon a third conviction. Federal drug convictions for possession may result in denial of federal benefits for up to one year for a first conviction and up to five years for a second or subsequent conviction.

B. Forfeiture of Personal Property and Real Estate (21 USC §853)

Any person convicted of a federal drug offense punishable by more than one year in prison shall forfeit to the United States any personal or real property related to the violation, including houses, cars and other personal belongings. A warrant of seizure may be issued and property seized at the time an individual is arrested on charges that may result in forfeiture.

C. Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties (21 USC §841)

Penalties for federal drug trafficking convictions vary according to the quantity of the controlled substance involved in the transaction. The list above is a sample of the range and severity of federal penalties imposed for first convictions. Penalties for subsequent convictions are often twice as severe. If death or serious bodily injury results from the use of a controlled substance that has been illegally distributed, the person convicted on federal charges of distributing the substance can face a prison term up to life imprisonment, and fines ranging up to $20 million. Persons convicted on federal charges of drug trafficking within 1,000 feet of a university (21 USC §860) face penalties of prison terms and fines which are twice as high as the regular penalties for the first offense, with a mandatory prison sentence of at least 1 year. Mandatory minimum sentencing does not apply to offenses involving five grams or less of marijuana.

D. Federal Drug Penalties for Simple Possession (21 USC §844)

Persons convicted on federal charges of unlawfully possessing any controlled substances face penalties of up to 1 year in prison and a minimum fine of $1,000, or both. Second convictions are punishable by not less than 15 days but not more than 2 years in prison and a minimum fine of $2,500. Subsequent convictions are punishable by not less than 90 days but not more than 3 years in prison and a minimum fine of $5,000. Special sentencing provisions for possession of a mixture or substance which contains cocaine base impose a mandatory prison term of not less than 5 years but not more than 20 years and a minimum fine of $1,000, or both, if:

  1. it is a first conviction and the amount of cocaine base substance possessed exceeds 5 grams;
  2. it is a second conviction and the amount of cocaine base substance possessed exceeds 3 grams;
  3. it is a third or subsequent cocaine base substance conviction and the amount exceeds 1 gram.

Special sentencing provisions for simple possession of Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol, “roofies” or “roaches”) impose a prison term of not more than 3 years, a fine as outlined above, or both.

Washington State Drug Laws (RCW 69.50)

The following is a partial list of illicit drugs considered to be controlled substances by the State of Washington: Narcotics (opium and cocaine, and all drugs extracted, derived or synthesized from opium and cocaine, including crack cocaine and heroin); Methamphetamine; Barbiturates; and Hallucinogenic Substances (LSD, peyote, mescaline, psilocybin, PCP).

  1. State Penalties for Illegal Sale of Controlled Substances: The illegal sale of any controlled substance is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, $10,000 fine, or both.
  2. State Penalties for Illegal Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled Substances: Schedule I or II Narcotics or flunitrazepam — Up to 10 years in prison, $25,000 to $100,000 fine, or both. Any other controlled substances under Schedule I, II, III, IV or V, except flunitrazepam — Up to 5 years in prison, $10,000 fine, or both.
  3. State Penalties for Possession of Controlled Substances: Possession of any controlled substance is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.

More severe penalties are provided for persons convicted of providing controlled substances to minors, to repeat offenses and to offenses on or near schools or parks.

Special Note Regarding Marijuana: Marijuana remains illegal for minors (persons under 21 years of age) to possess, sell or use and is illegal to possess for a person of any age in amounts over 28.3 grams. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law and policies concerning marijuana at the University remain unchanged. It is illegal to produce, distribute or use marijuana on University property or during University-sponsored activities.

Emergency Management

The University of Washington regularly updates and revises the UW Campus’ All-Hazards Emergency Management Plan. This Plan is a university guide for management and coordination of all phases of emergency operations in the event of major events and crises that affect the campus, including major natural, technological and human-caused disasters. The plan was developed to minimize the impacts of emergencies and disasters, protect the people, property, and environment, and restore the primary mission of the university. The plan meets all state and federal requirements. University departments are responsible for developing contingency plans and continuity of operations plans for their staff and areas of operation. For assistance on campus-wide emergency planning and coordination, please visit the home page of the Office of Emergency Management (UWEM) at

Emergency Response and Community Notification of Immediate Threats

An Immediate Threat is a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus involving imminent danger to the health and/or safety of students, faculty, staff or guests, such as a natural disaster, act of terrorism or an active shooter.

When a serious threat to campus safety occurs, the UWPD coordinates with other first responders, which might include Seattle Fire, Seattle Police, UW Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and UW Emergency Management (UWEM), to properly mitigate the threat to the campus. Depending on the nature and size of the incident, other local, state and federal agencies might be called upon to assist.

The UWPD works in close collaboration with agencies and departments, both on and off campus (including but not limited to the Seattle Police Department, Seattle Fire Department, UW SafeCampus, UWEM and EH&S) to gather and assess information related to events that may pose an immediate threat or hazard to the university community. UW Police, as first responders, will investigate all reported incidents and determine if the incident poses an immediate or ongoing threat to the university community. If the incident is confirmed as posing an immediate or ongoing threat through the responding officer’s assessment on-scene, s/he will notify the on-duty supervisor who will implement the UW Alert notification system. In some cases, an immediate threat may be confirmed by another agency, such as the National Weather Service (e.g., in cases of extreme weather), Environmental Health & Safety (e.g., in cases of hazardous materials spills) or Hall Health.

The UWPD Chief or his/her designee (usually the on-call duty administrator) will be notified by the on-duty supervisor. The Chief may collaborate with the Associate Vice President for Media Relations and Communication, and/or the Vice President and Vice Provost for Student Life to determine the content of Community Notification of Immediate Threats message to be disseminated to the campus community; some of the content is pre-approved and already written. Notifications can be communicated through a variety of communications media, the centerpiece of which is UW Alert, a text messaging and email capability that is the fastest way to inform people about an emergency situation. UW Alert messages are also sent via Twitter and Facebook. In addition, the University has an outdoor speaker system called UW Outdoor Alert, capable of conveying spoken messages to outdoor spaces on campus. These key elements are supplemented by notices to both the UW’s home page and to its Emergency Blog Web site, If a threat is limited to a particular area or particular group of persons, the university may elect to send notifications only to those it believes may be affected. The Chief of Police or his/her designee, the Associate Vice President for Media Relations and Communications and the Vice President and Vice Provost for Student Life may collaborate to make this determination. Without delay and taking into account the safety of the community, UW Technology or the UWPD will initiate the Notification system, unless issuing such would, in the judgment of first responders, compromise efforts to assist a victim or contain, respond to or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

Updates to the emergency situation are posted as a banner on the university Web site, through the PA system, through the university’s recorded emergency information line 206.UWS.INFO (897.4636) and/or through official messages disseminated through the local media. The University of Washington has developed UW Alert to disseminate official information during emergencies or crisis situations that may disrupt the normal operation of the UW or threaten the health or safety of members of the UW community. UW Alert is offered on a voluntary, self-subscription basis for current UW faculty, staff and students at UW Bothell, UW Seattle, UW Tacoma and UW Medicine: In addition, the public can subscribe to notices for on-campus and off-campus incidents through the WatchDawg Notification System at

All community members are encouraged to notify UWPD by dialing 911 of any situation on campus that could constitute a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate or on-going threat to the community. The UWPD is responsible for responding to and summoning necessary resources to mitigate, investigate and contain situations that pose a potential threat to our community. The law requires that the community be notified of such threats.

Emergency Evacuation

UWEM’s All-Hazards Emergency Management Plan outlines procedures and provides information to help units plan for campus-wide major incidents, whether human caused or natural, that may affect the campus briefly, or for an extended period of time (several hours to days or longer). UWEM coordinates campus-level emergency planning, mitigation, preparedness, and response and recovery efforts. Additionally, UWEM acts as the primary liaison between the University and other outside government (city, county, state) emergency management agencies. UWEM will centralize all campus-wide emergency/disaster plans, training and exercises. More information about UWEM or the All-Hazards Emergency Management Plan may be found at the UWEM main Web site:

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) promotes building emergency evacuation planning and provides model building evacuation plans and assists academic departments to develop specific emergency plans for their buildings. The model evacuation plan includes procedures for all anticipated building emergencies, and accounts for persons with disabilities. The purpose is to help assure that departments take appropriate action, evacuate, account for personnel, and communicate with emergency services. More information about EH&S emergency preparedness services may be found on this Web page:

If an incident occurs in your building that you believe may affect the safety, health and well-being of its occupants or nearby population (whether earthquake, hazardous materials spill, accidental/malicious explosions, violence, etc.) follow the evacuations procedures for your building. Emergency first responders (including but not limited to UWPD, SFD and/or SPD) or a University official (in person or via UW Alert, campus talk-a-phones (blue phone towers) or other electronic notification methods) can update evacuees whether it is safe to partially or fully re-occupy a building or whether the plan is to seek safe shelter at other locations. Due to the unpredictable nature of emergency situations, such as active violence or a damaged building beyond safe evacuation, occupants of a building may need to shelter in place for their personal safety. Any emergency situation can be dynamic and prevent you from following exact evacuation routes prescribed for your building; variance may be required for safety. In the examples of active violence (e.g., a shooting happening right now) or an earthquake where a route may be impassable evacuees may have to alter their evacuation route for safety. Evacuees should follow the directions of emergency first responders (police or fire) when they encounter them on scene. Specific instruction may be given to report to a building assembly point, gather at a designated on-campus Mass Assembly Area or evacuate the campus entirely. Alternately, instruction may be given to the UW Community and the general public to take shelter where they are (shelter-in-place) or at a designated area or building.

Emergency Evacuation Training. UWEM promotes an annual announced earthquake preparedness drill each academic year. All Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate. As part of this drill units are instructed to drop, cover and hold. Units may also evacuate, assemble outside and exercise communication procedures.

UWEM conducts an annual Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functional drill each academic year as the official campus-level drill for the University. Representatives of all three of the primary locations for the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma) as well as other University-controlled assets such as the UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center (the regional level 1 trauma center) are invited to participate. The EOC is staffed by various departments of the University and practices the steps needed to safely evacuate or shelter the campus population during the functional drill. The observations and findings of the annual EOC drill are compiled into an official report that is sent to the local Emergency Management Planning Committee (EMPC) and dispensed through that committee to the UW Community and the general public emergency management offices.

Students, faculty, staff and other employees of the University are invited to participate in both annual and regular preparedness training offered by UWEM via the EMPC. The EMPC has a membership of approximately 100 University departments, clubs and/or interests ranging from Student Life all the way up to the University President. UWEM trains on topics to practice inter-agency emergency response on or near campus. Current training is also posted on UWEM’s Web page at .

EH&S provides training to Housing Resident Advisors (RAs) and Resident Directors on emergency procedures, fire safety systems and evacuation planning during the annual UW Fire Academy in September of each year. The RAs, in turn, educate the students on evacuation procedures during their residence hall meetings at the start of each school year. These procedures are reviewed and practiced during each emergency drill. EH&S, assisted by UWEM and UWPD, conducts unannounced evacuation drills for the residence halls each quarter. The first emergency drill is conducted within ten days of the beginning of classes. These drills include Housing staff and are periodically attended by the Seattle Fire Department (SFD). SFD responds to all building alarms and will be on scene to communicate with students and staff. EH&S also provides training to academic departments for evacuation wardens and assists departments in conducting evacuation drills across campus. When requested, EH&S will critique the drill and provide feedback. Participation among academic buildings varies. All major buildings are posted with emergency and evacuation procedures and evacuation route maps that illustrate the outdoor assembly point. A number of campus Mass Assembly Areas have been designated and may be used if a building assembly point is unsafe. Information on the Mass Assembly Areas is shared during the earthquake preparedness training that UWEM offers on a regular basis. These Mass Assembly Areas are located outdoors away from buildings and utilities that may present a risk after a major earthquake or other major incident.

Timely Warnings

A Timely Warning is a notification to the campus community concerning the occurrence of a Clery reportable crime that poses an on-going threat. Timely Warning messages may be sent out regarding arson, burglary, homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, a hate crime, sexual assault or other sexual offenses. Each incident is considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the facts of the case and the information currently available. For example, if an assault occurs between two roommates, this does not necessarily pose an on-going threat to the university and a Timely Warning message may not be disseminated regarding it.

The Chief or his/her designee reviews UWPD reports and other incidents occurring on or near the University of Washington Seattle campus to determine if there is an on-going threat and if the distribution of a Timely Warning is warranted. The Associate Vice President for Media Relations and Communications, in partnership with the Vice President and Vice Provost for Student Life and the Chief of Police (or their designees), are jointly responsible for determining when a Timely Warning or UW Alert Notification needs to be disseminated to the UW community.

Once a threat is confirmed, the UWPD will without delay and taking into the account the safety of the community, determine the content of the Timely Warning and will initiate the Notification system, unless issuing the Notification will in the judgment of first responders (e.g., UWPD, SPD and/or the Seattle Fire Department), compromise the efforts to assist a victim, respond to or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

Timely Warnings are typically written by the on-call duty administrator at the UWPD or a crime prevention officer or designee of the Chief; some content is pre-approved and already written. The Office of Media Relations vets the content; if the content refers to a crime being investigated by the Seattle Police, the content is also vetted with the Seattle Police Department’s Office of Public Affairs. UW Technology or the UWPD distributes a mass e-mail to university students and employees. Other methods may include posting the Warning on the UWPD Web site at, placement on the university’s home page and/or the UWPD’s Facebook page.

Follow-up information on Timely Warnings may be sent via blast e-mail the same as the initial warning or on the police department Facebook page (, through the local media or other means, if necessary.

Members of the community are encouraged to call the police (911 or 206.685.8973) to report any situations that may constitute a threat to the community.

A reporter from The Daily, the UW’s student newspaper, contacts the UWPD Records Unit and Public Information Officer on a weekly basis regarding crimes. The Daily editors then decide what information to publish.

Testing of Procedures

The university conducts emergency response and evacuation exercises each year, including tabletop exercises, field exercises and tests of the emergency notifications systems on campus. These tests help to assess and evaluate emergency response plans. Some tests are announced beforehand and some are unannounced. The Office of Emergency Management conducts drills throughout the year and drafts extensive follow-up reports assessing the university’s capabilities. The UW Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) maintains guidelines and provides training, consultation and support for building emergencies. EH&S compiles building evacuation drill results and shares the results with appropriate campus partners.

Missing Students: Residence Hall Policies

Note that this policy focuses on students residing in on-campus student housing.

In compliance with The Higher Education Opportunity Act (P.L. 110-315), Housing & Food Services (HFS) maintains a missing student policy for University of Washington students living on campus. This policy includes the option to register a confidential contact for investigation of a missing person, instructions on how to report a missing person and a notification protocol for persons determined to be missing.

Registering a Confidential Contact

It is HFS’s policy to provide students of any age the option to register a confidential contact to be notified within 24 hours if determined to be missing by HFS or a local law enforcement agency. Students can register a confidential contact through the Housing Profile Page ( as the first step in the housing application process. Changes can be made online as necessary at any time, and any students moving into on-campus housing during the calendar year have the option to register a confidential contact. A confidential contact is separate from your emergency contact registered at HFS. Your confidential contact is to be used for investigation of a missing person. Your emergency contact is utilized for situations deemed as emergencies, such as medical emergencies, physical injury, etc. and in the case a reported missing person is under the age of 18 and is not legally emancipated.

It is HFS’s policy to notify parents or guardians of students under the age of 18 who are not legally emancipated within 24 hours of being determined missing. Parent or guardian contact information must be provided through the Housing Profile Page.

A student’s confidential contact is user name and password protected according to Higher Education Opportunity Act requirements. An Administrator for Residential Life is the authorized person for confirming a law enforcement agency request for the confidential contact and is the person who can access and release the contact information for investigation of a missing person. HFS administrative staff have access to each student’s confidential contact.

By registering a confidential contact, a student is giving express permission to law enforcement to contact the identified person or persons for the purpose of a missing person investigation.

How to Report a Missing Person

If you believe a person is missing, you can report to any of the following law enforcement or campus security authorities:

  • UW Police: Dial 911 from campus phones or 206.685.UWPD (8973) via cellular telephone
  • Seattle Police Department: Dial 911 from any off-campus landline or cellular telephone

If you report a missing person to any UW Official, he or she must make a report to the UW Police or local police authority immediately.

HFS Missing Person Protocol

When HFS receives a report of a student living in on-campus housing who is missing, HFS protocol includes the following, which must be performed within 24 hours of receiving that report:

  • Notify UW Police immediately regardless of whether the missing person has a registered confidential contact.
  • An HFS Administrator accesses the missing student’s confidential contact and releases the information to UW Police or to the confirmed requesting law enforcement agency.
  • Either HFS or a law enforcement agency notifies the student’s confidential contact.
  • Either HFS or a law enforcement agency notifies the missing student’s emergency contact — typically parent(s) or guardian(s) if he/she is under the age of 18 and not legally emancipated.

The UWPD Police Department will initiate a police investigation for a missing person and will notify the appropriate law enforcement agency of all confirmed missing students as necessary. Additionally, if a student registers multiple confidential contacts and/or emergency contacts, HFS and/or UW Police will contact all registered persons even if one of the contacts states the student is not missing unless the person reported missing contacts HFS or the law enforcement agency. UW Police will document all unsuccessful attempts to locate the missing person as part of the police investigation.

Security of and Access to Facilities

The Seattle campus of the University of Washington is open to the public and is accessible 24 hours a day through roads leading onto campus, including the intersections of 17th and 45th, 40th and 15th, and 44th Place and 25th as well as multiple pedestrian pathways. The gatehouses located near campus entrances on main roads are staffed during the day by UW Commuter Services employees. Most buildings on campus are secured at night and not open to the public at that time. Hours of operation for the buildings on campus vary from building to building, and some buildings’ hours vary by time of year (such as the libraries). The residence halls are restricted to residents, their guests and other approved members of the UW community. Each resident has a swipe card or key to access his/her residence hall. Guests of residents must be accompanied at all times by the resident whom they are visiting. The University of Washington Medical Center is open and accessible 24 hours per day. The university has well defined rules governing access to its facilities and building security, as outlined in Administrative Policy Statement 13.3., “Building Security Regulations,” and the policy on Use of University Facilities (CH. 478-136 WAC), and enforced by the UWPD and security personnel.

Police officers patrol campus in cars, on foot and on bicycles. Officers patrol outside as well as inside campus buildings and parking lots/garages.

The university maintains facilities and landscaping in a manner that minimizes hazardous conditions. The UWPD regularly patrols campus and officers regularly walk through buildings and report malfunctioning lights and other unsafe physical conditions to Facilities Services for correction. All members of the community can report equipment problems to Facilities Services through their Web site at:

The university’s Residential Life program is designed to promote a safe and secure environment for residents. Entrances to all residential areas within residence hall buildings are locked on a 24-hour-a-day basis.

Most outside door entrances to the residence halls are locked on a 24-hour-a-day basis except in buildings in which there are front service desks. The main entry doors immediately adjacent to front service desks are generally locked beginning at 7:00 p.m., and 24 hours on weekends. A Resident Adviser is on duty every night in each residence hall. A Resident Director, who responds to or consults on safety concerns in all the halls, is also on duty every night. The Residence Hall Patrol, consisting of UWPD officers, is specifically responsible for patrolling the halls at night. Procedures for temporarily checking out keys in the case of students locked out of their rooms have been established to keep unauthorized persons from securing room keys and these procedures are strictly enforced. No door-to-door soliciting or distributing of leaflets by non-hall residents is allowed.

Members of the residence hall community are encouraged to assist in the protection of their and others’ safety. The Residential Life staff also presents information and ongoing programs related to crime prevention, including personal safety seminars and engraving of personal property in partnership with the UWPD. Family Housing and Student Apartments, although an extension of the university’s housing program, are more similar to private community housing situations. Residents are responsible for following safety practices to protect themselves and residences. All housing units, except Radford Court Apartments, are within the jurisdiction of and are patrolled by the UWPD. Radford Court Apartments are under the jurisdiction of the Seattle Police Department.

University of Washington Fire Safety Report

The Higher Education Act of 2008 requires disclosure of fire safety standards and measures for on-campus student housing facilities. This report herein includes fire statistics for the three most current years, fire safety systems installed in each housing building, number of fire drills supervised each year, policies on ignition sources (smoking, open flame, portable electrical appliances, etc.), procedures for fire evacuation and policies on fire safety education and training for the UW Seattle and Seattle privately-managed buildings. This report was developed and published by UW Environmental Health &Safety (EH&S). For questions regarding the Fire Safety portion of this report, please phone EH&S at 206.543.0465.

Fire Statistics

Fire Definition

The Higher Education Act of 2008 defines a fire as “any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain burning or in an uncontrolled manner.” The Department of Education (ED) 2011 “Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting” has clarified fires to not include incidents where “there is no open flame or other burning.” This report reflects the Handbook criteria.

Fire Statistics 2010-2012

EH&S Fire Safety investigates reported fires. The three most current calendar years of fire statistics are listed below.

A fire log for the current calendar year may be viewed online here:

Building Total Fires in each Building Date Cause of Fire Nature of Fire Number of Injuries that Required Treatment at a Medical Facility Number of Deaths Related to a Fire Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire
UW Seattle
2104 House, 2104 NE 45th St. 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Alder Hall, 1315 NE Campus Parkway – opened Fall 2012 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cedar Apartments, 1112 & 1128 NE 41st St. 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Elm Hall, 1218 NE Campus Parkway – opened Fall 2012 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Haggett Hall, 4290 Whitman Court NE 0 N/A N/At N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hansee Hall, 2011 NE 45th St. 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lander Hall, 1201 NE Campus Parkway 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Laurel Village, 4200 Mary Gates Memorial Dr. NE 1 4/20/2012 appliance or non-heating equipment bathroom fan burned out with minor extension 0 0 $100-999
McCarty Hall, 4318 Whitman Court NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
McMahon Hall, 4200 Whitman Court NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mercer Hall, 1009 NE Pacific St. 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Poplar, 1302 NE Campus Parkway 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stevens Court, 3801 Brooklyn Ave NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Terry Hall, 1101 NE Campus Parkway 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Commodore Duchess, 4005-4009 15th Ave NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Building Total Fires in each Building Date Cause of Fire Nature of Fire Number of Injuries that Required Treatment at a Medical Facility Number of Deaths Related to a Fire Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire
UW Seattle
2104 House, 2104 NE 45th St. 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cedar Apartments, 1112 & 1128 NE 41st St.,opened Sept. 2011 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Haggett Hall, 4201 Whitman Court NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hansee Hall, 2011 NE 45th St. 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lander Hall, 1201 NE Campus Parkway 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Laurel Village, 4200 Mary Gates Dr. NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
McCarty Hall, 4318 Whitman Court NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
McMahon Hall, 4200 Whitman Court NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mercer Hall, 3925 Adams Lane NE 1 1/21/2011 incendiary/suspicious fireworks set off on the 2nd floor and left a burnt spot on the carpet 0 0 $0.00
Poplar Hall, 1302 NE Campus Parkway,opened Sept. 2011 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stevens Court, 3801 Brooklyn Ave NE 1 11/2/2011 cooking equipment small fire in microwave 0 0 $0.00
Terry Hall, 1101 NE Campus Parkway 1 3/7/2011 incendiary/suspicious suspected cause is from a firecracker 0 0 $0.00
Seattle Privately-Managed Buildings
Commodore Duchess, 4005-4009 15th Ave NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Building Total Fires in each Building Date Cause of Fire Nature of Fire Number of Injuries that Required Treatment at a Medical Facility Number of Deaths Related to a Fire Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire
UW Seattle
2104 House, 2104 NE 45th St. 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Haggett Hall, 4290 Whitman Court NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hansee Hall, 2011 NE 45th St. 1 6/11/2010 cooking equipment food left cooking on stove 0 0 $0.00
Lander Hall, 1201 NE Campus Parkway 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Laurel Village, 4200 Mary Gates Dr. NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
McCarty Hall, 4318 Whitman Court NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
McMahon Hall, 4200 Whitman Court NE 1 9/28/2010 smoking materials trash can fire from smoking materials 0 0 $0.00
Mercer Hall, 3925 Adams Lane NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stevens Court, 3801 Brooklyn Ave NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Terry Hall, 1101 NE Campus Pkwy 2 1/31/2010 electrical display case light melted plastic grate catching donuts on fire 0 0 $1,500.00
same as above 6/3/2010 incendiary/ suspicious flyers on bulletin boards set on fire — floors 3, 6, & 7 0 0 $250.00
Seattle Privately-Managed Buildings
Commodore Duchess, 4005-4009 15th Ave NE 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Fire Safety Systems in Student Housing Facilities and Fire Drills

A fire drill is an exercise performed by trained staff to prepare and evaluate the occupants on their efficiency and effectiveness to carry out emergency evacuation procedures. During a fire drill, occupants are to practice safely evacuating the building, calling for help, gathering at the assigned Evacuation Assembly Point and assisting others if needed.

Building Automatic Sprinkler Protection 24-Hr Monitored Fire Alarm System Fire Extinguishers Manual Pull Stations Smoke Detectors in Rooms Carbon Monoxide Detectors Number of Fire Drills (2012)
UW Seattle
2104 House, 2104 NE 45th St. X1 X X X X 35
Alder Hall, 1315 NE Campus Parkway, opened Fall 2012 X X X X X X 13
Cedar Apartments, 1112 & 1128 NE 41st Street X X X X X X 4
Elm Hall, 1218 NE Campus Parkway, opened Fall 2012 X X X X X X 13
Haggett Hall, 4290 Whitman Court NE X X X X X 35
Hansee Hall, 2011 NE 45th St. X X X X X 35
Lander Hall, 1201 NE Campus Pkwy X X X X X 26
Laurel Apartments, 4200 Mary Gates Memorial Dr NE X2 X X X 4
Laurel Townhomes, 4200 Mary Gates Memorial Dr NE X X 0
McCarty Hall, 4318 Whitman Court NE X X X X X 4
McMahon Hall, 4200 Whitman Court NE X X X X X 3
Mercer Hall, 1009 NE Pacific St. X X X X X X 04
Poplar Hall, 1302 NE Campus Parkway X X X X X 35
Stevens Court, 3801 Brooklyn Ave NE X X X X X 4
Terry Hall, 1101 NE Campus Pkwy X X X X X 35
Commodore Duchess, 4005/4009 — 15th Ave NE X X X X X 4

1 Sprinkler protection is provided in egress corridors and basement.

2 Sprinkler protection is provided in the common egress stairways and a single sprinkler head inside each unit doorway.

3 New Hall opened Fall Quarter.

4 Building was demolished in Summer Quarter 2011 to re-open Fall Quarter 2013 with CO detectors.

5 Not student occupied Summer Quarter.

6 Building demolished Summer Quarter 2012 to re-open Winter Quarter 2014 with CO detectors.

Policies and Rules in Housing Facilities

The individual campus fire safety policies and procedures for electrical appliances, open flames and smoking are as follows:

UW Seattle

Many appliances are prohibited in the housing facilities due to fire safety concerns and confined space. Prohibited appliances include, but are not limited to:

  • Halogen lamps
  • Space heaters (*Space heaters are allowed only when issued by Residential Services as a temporary heat source).
  • All open-flame or open-coil appliances (e.g., fondue pots, toasters, toaster ovens)
  • Air conditioners (Exception: portable, free standing air conditioners may be used in Laurel Village Apartments)
  • Full-size appliances (except where provided by the university), or the use of multiple appliances that exceed the usage limits of the room.

Open-flame devices, such as candles, incense, lanterns or barbeques are not allowed in the residence halls. If students wish to have ceremonial flames such as menorahs, kanaris or birthday candles, alternative arrangements can be made with their Resident Director. Outdoor grills are allowed for organized events within the residence hall community.

Residents of Stevens Court Apartments (single-student and family housing units), Cedar Apartments and Laurel Village Apartments may use barbeque grills only in designated areas. Smoke from cooking must not interfere with the air supply of any building. Open-flame decorative devices are permitted in Laurel Village Apartments, but must not be left unattended. Recreational fires, portable fireplaces or other open flame devices are not allowed.

Smoking is not allowed in University of Washington buildings, however, designated smoking areas can be found on campus.

Regarding the Commodore Duchess Apartments in particular, portable electric space heaters are permitted only with express permission. Barbeque grills are not permitted at Commodore Duchess. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside of the building.

Evacuation Procedures

When an emergency evacuation is ordered or when audio or visual alarms are activated, all residents and staff are required to evacuate the premises immediately via the nearest stairwell or grade level exit, close doors and activate the fire alarm system (if one is present) as they leave. Once safely outside a building, it is appropriate to contact 911 for additional help. All residents and staff are to report to a pre-determined evacuation assembly point and await further direction from a staff member or emergency official.

Evacuation maps are posted in every unit. They illustrate evacuation routes and fire safety equipment locations.

For more information on evacuation procedures and related topics, see EH&S Web site for general information and Housing & Food Services (HFS) Web site for HFS specific information:

Fire Education and Training Programs

UW Seattle

EH&S conducts an annual fire academy training class for Resident Directors who, in turn, provide training to resident advisors in September of each year. The curriculum covers emergency procedures, review of building fire safety systems, evacuation planning and drill and hands-on fire extinguisher training. Fire safety education is provided to all residence hall students during their periodic floor meetings. Additional information can be found in the student’s housing agreement and the Housing & Food Services website. Evacuation maps, posted in every unit, illustrate evacuation routes and fire safety equipment locations. All resident students, except those in Laurel Village townhouse units, are required to participate in fire drill exercises where they are to practice evacuating the building, calling for help, gathering at the assigned Evacuation Assembly Point and assisting others if needed.

Employees are oriented on fire safety policies and procedures as part of new hire orientation and participate in evacuation drills.

Reporting a Fire

All active fire and explosion emergencies must be reported immediately regardless of size and nature by phoning 911 and/or activating the fire alarm system. The level of response will vary based upon the information provided.

To comply with regulation and UW Policy, all incidents, including minor fires that self-extinguish and those that do not require emergency assistance or evacuation, must be reported to EH&S within 24 hours. EH&S investigates reported fires to determine their cause, provide consultation, and to document the incident for reporting purposes. Fires are reported to Darren Branum, EH&S Fire and Life Safety Specialist, at 206.616.5519, or email to report a fire or explosion to EH&S. Fires are also reported to UWPD at 206.685.UWPD (8973) if suspicious in nature and potentially a criminal act.

UW Seattle

All fire incidents shall be reported to the Resident Adviser and/or Resident Director who then notify EH&S.

Plans for Future Fire Safety Improvements

UW Seattle

The University of Washington continuously evaluates the fire protection systems in University facilities. Currently the University is in the process of determining which of our existing buildings require retrofit carbon monoxide alarms and systems. Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms will be provided in existing buildings where required in 2013. Carbon monoxide detectors were added in Commodore Duchess in 2013.

Definitions of Terms Used in This Publication

Crime Definitions

Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Assault — Aggravated
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.

Assault — Simple
An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury; or to unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack (e.g., intimidation).

The unlawful entry into a building/structure to commit a felony or theft.

Drug/Narcotic Offenses (Excludes Driving Under the Influence)
The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use.

Hate Crime (also known as a bias crime)
A criminal offense committed against a person or property that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against a race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity/national origin.

Liquor Law Violations (Excludes Driving Under the Influence)
The violation of criminal laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages.

Motor Vehicle Theft
The theft or attempted theft of a self-propelled vehicle that runs on land surface and not on rails.

Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter
The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Negligent Manslaughter
The killing of another person through gross negligence.

The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody or control of a person(s) by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Sex Offenses — Forcible
Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will in instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

Sex Offenses — Non-Forcible (Excludes Prostitution Offenses)

Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.

Weapons Law Violations
The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.

Other Definitions

Noncampus: Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution (e.g., fraternities and sororities); or any building or property owned or controlled by the UW that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the UW’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the UW. Examples: Roosevelt II Clinic, Harborview Medical Center, UW Genome Studies on Mercer Street (downtown Seattle), Leon (in Spain).

On-Campus: Any building or property owned or controlled by the UW (Seattle campus) within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the UW in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the UW’s educational purposes, including residence halls; or any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous and is owned by the UW but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes.

Public Property: All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus.

Residential Facilities: Alder Hall, Cedar Apartments, the Commodore Duchess Apartments, Elm Hall, Haggett Hall, Hansee Hall, Laurel Village, McCarty Hall,  McMahon Hall, Poplar Hall, Stevens Court Apartments, Terry Hall, the 2104 House and Lander Hall, which house students on, or contiguous to, UW Seattle were counted in the On-Campus category. (Blakeley Village and Nordheim Court were counted in the Noncampus category for all years and Radford Court beginning 2012 because they were not reasonably contiguous to the Seattle campus.)  Mercer Hall (under construction and estimated to re-open as Mercer Court Apartments in 2013) did not house students in the 2012 reporting year and therefore was counted in the On-Campus Residential Facilities category for 2010 and 2011 only.

Off-Campus Resources

Al-Anon (24 hours) 206.625.0000

Alcohol and Drug 24-hour Help Line 206.722.3700 (WA only) 1.800.562.1240

Alcoholics Anonymous (24 hours) 206.587.2838

Crisis Clinic 24-hour crisis line 1.866.427.4747
206.461.3219 TTY/TDD

Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours) 1.800.562.6025

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., M-T & Th-F, 9-5 on W) 206.744.1600

Harborview Medical Center Emergency Trauma 24-hour 206.744.3074

King County Jail Inmate Lookup

King County Protection Orders

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (24 hours) 1.888.998.6423

Poison Center 1.800.222.1222

Sex Offender List – WA state

Seattle Police Department, Non-Emergency 206.625.5011

Washington Recovery Help Line 866.789.1511

Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours) 1.800.562.6025 (V/TTY)

Campus Resources

CareLink 866.598.3978
Comprehensive faculty and staff assistance program that provides professional support for issues that can affect personal and work life. Counseling: There is no out-of-pocket cost for up to five UW CareLink sessions per concern. Legal Services: You can receive a free 30-minute telephone or in-person consultation with an attorney.

Community Standards & Student Conduct 206.685.6194,
Resource for those concerned about student behavior that may constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Counseling Center 206.543.1240
Staffed by psychologists and mental health counselors who provide developmentally-based counseling, assessment and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled UW students.

EH&S Building and Fire Safety Office 206.616.5519,
To report a fire and to gain access to information on fires in the residence halls.

Emergency Management (UWEM) general number 206.897.8000,
UWEM duty officer 24/7 pager 206.797.0176 or duty phone 206.765.7192

Hall Health Mental Health 206.543.5030
Brief treatment for rapid stabilization. For UW students.

Hall Health Primary Care Center (information) 206.685.1011
Outpatient clinic that provides health care to UW students and their dependents, alumni, faculty, staff and the community.

Harborview Parking and Security Services 206.744.3193
Obtain information on the Harborview crime log.

Health and Wellness 206.543.6085,,
A starting point for students in distress and in need of multiple levels of support. Health and Wellness provides intervention, assessment and consultation to students directly and works with faculty/staff to respond to incidents that cause concern in the classroom and beyond.

Human Resources
Campus HR Operations UW Tower C-1; Box 359532; 4333 Brooklyn NE Seattle, WA 98195; 206.543.2354
UWMC Employee Relations BB150 UWMC; Box 356054; 206.598.6116 Harborview Employee Relations Pat Steel Building 401 Broadway Suite 2100 (street); 325 9th Ave (mailing); Box 359715; 206.744.9220
A resource for concerns regarding the behavior of an employee.
Information about leave eligibility use, planning time away from work for legal reasons, complaints of harassment, etc.

Husky NightWalk 206.685.WALK (9255)
Uniformed guard assistance program that uses full-time security guards to escort students, staff and faculty members to various locations on campus and within a one-mile radius off campus. 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

NightRide Shuttle (business hrs) 206.685.3146,
A shuttle for the campus community to get home at night. Operates Sunday through Thursday during the regular academic quarter, excluding University holidays and summer quarter. 8 p.m.-midnight.

Psychological Services & Training Center 206.543.6511
The Clinic provides psychotherapy and psychological assessment to residents of the Seattle metropolitan area, including University of Washington students and their families.

Q Center 206.897.1430,
The Q Center provides many services and resources to support the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (GLBTQ) community, such as a lending library, discussion forums, meeting & social space, brief crisis intervention and referrals.

SafeCampus — Bothell 425.352.SAFE (7233)
SafeCampus – Seattle 206.685.SAFE (7233)
SafeCampus – Tacoma 253.692.SAFE (7233)
Report threats, receive advice and resources for a variety of situations from stalking to relationship violence to harassment in the workplace.

SARIS (Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Information Service) 206.685.4357,
A confidential and safe starting point for students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.

Title IX Coordinator 206.221.7932, TTY 206.543.6452, 22 Gerberding Hall
Providing information and assistance to those who wish to raise a complaint or have concerns relating to the University’s compliance with Title IX.

University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO) 206.616.2028,
UCIRO is responsible for investigating complaints that a university employee has violated the university’s non-discrimination and/or non-retaliation policies.

University Emergency Blog
Check in here for updates to UW Alert messages.

University of Washington Medical Center Security 206.598.4909
UWMC Security Response Desk 206.598.5555

University Ombudsman 206.543.6028
A source of information and assistance to all members of the university community concerning university-related complaints from students and members of the faculty and staff with regard to alleged inequities. Services for preventing, managing and resolving conflict among students, staff and faculty of this university.

UW Alert
Sign up to receive emergency alert notifications.

UW Police Department Contact Information

UWPD Emergency, fire, medical aid from any campus telephone 911

Non-emergency line 206.685.UWPD (8973)

Confidential Tip Line 206.685.TIPS (8477)

Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) 206.543.9338,
Crime Prevention Tips and Other Resources:
The CPU does building security surveys, gives safety and security talks by request, and provides free safety whistles based on availability.

Victim Advocate 206.543.9337
Help in locating resources and referrals, safety planning, obtaining protection orders, filing for Crime Victim’s Compensation and navigating the criminal justice system.

UWPD Home Page:
E-mail address:
Facebook Page:

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