Faculty Allies provide targets of gender harassment at the University of Washington with help navigating through toxic events or environments. Armed with experience and institutional knowledge, Faculty Allies help targets of gender harassment identify pathways through toxic events and environments. Our goal is to facilitate the career success of students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and faculty even when we can do nothing to prevent the harassment. At this time, we are not able to offer support for Above the Waterline forms of sexual harassment, including sexual coercion and unwanted sexual attention.

To request a referral, please fill out the form below. To volunteer as a Faculty Ally, or learn how to establish a Faculty Allies program at your institution, email sharonagordon@gmail.com.

After filling out the form, users will be offered the names of 2-3 volunteers who may be a good match for their needs. Matching users with volunteers may take up to a week. The user and their chosen Faculty Ally volunteer then arrange to meet at a mutually agreeable time and place. As an informal, grass roots organization, Below the Waterline and our volunteers will not share your information without your permission. We are committed to respecting individual choice in whether and how to report Sexual Harassment.

Name *
Position *
Do you prefer a faculty ally within our outside your department/program? *
Please note that a faculty ally within your department/program may not be available.
We can only connect you to someone already trained by our program.
We will not match you with anyone you request excluded.