Equity & Inclusion


Gonzaga University and its Human Resources department dedicate resources to equal opportunity and Title IX practices in support of the Gonzaga University mission of "fostering a mature commitment to dignity of the human person, social justice, diversity, intercultural competence, global engagement, (and) solidarity with the poor and vulnerable." We strive to retain diverse talent while helping people to grow professionally and personally. Within Equity and Inclusion, you can find assistance on all of the following topics:

  • Title IX: Gender-based harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct
  • Equal opportunity in all areas of our community
  • Employee relations

To achieve these goals, this office provides consultations, guidance, support, resources, education, investigations and grievance resolution. Please contact us at any time as a sounding board – for help, to get questions answered, for third-party assistance in resolving your own issues, or to file a formal complaint.

Gonzaga University's Statement on Nondiscrimination

Gonzaga University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other non-merit factor in employment, educational program, or activities that it operates.

Policies and procedures (collectively referred to as “policies”) are written consistent with Gonzaga’s Mission Statement. Our nondiscrimination policies comply with federal and state regulations, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Title IX Inquiries & Complaint Process

Inquiries concerning application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator. To file a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, or gender-based discrimination, contact any of the parties listed below.

Non-Discrimination Inquiries & Complaint Process

Inquiries concerning the application of the University’s non-discrimination policy may be referred to the Office of Equity and Inclusion. To file a complaint of harassment or discrimination based upon any of the protected groups, contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion or any of the parties listed below:

The following are the Office of Equity and Inclusion Contacts:

  • Chris Purviance
    Assistant Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion
    Business Services Center, Office 009
    102 E. Boone Ave.
    (509) 313-5858
  • Stephanie N. Whaley
    Title IX Director
    Business Services Center, Office 18
    102 E. Boone Ave.
    (509) 313-6910

The following are the Deputy Title IX Coordinators:

  • Heather Gores
    Associate Athletic Director, Athletics
    McCarthey Athletic Center, Office 315
    (509) 313-3599
  • Eric Baldwin
    Dean of Student Well-Being and Healthy Living
    College Hall 120
    (509) 313-4135
  • Michael Roden
    Assistant Athletics Director, Student Athletics Support Services
    McCarthey Athletic Center PV 103A
    (509) 313-5527

Other appropriate parties as identified in the Gonzaga University Harassment and Discrimination Policy in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education:

Seattle Office, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Avenue Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Telephone: (206) 607-1600
TDD: (800) 877-8339
Fax: (206) 607-1601
Email: OCR.Seattle@ed.gov

For any questions related to Employee Relations, please contact our Employee Relations Officer at (509) 313-6909.

Heather Gores
Associate Athletic Director, Athletics
McCarthey Athletic Center, Office 315
(509) 313-3599 

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Spokane, WA 99258
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