Welcome to the Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) website on Title IX and its policy and procedures on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.
In this site you will find information related to WesternU’s programs and services to ensure members of the WesternU community, its students, faculty, and staff, have equitable access to WesternU’s educational and employment programs and benefits, without being discriminated based on a person’s sex or gender.
WesternU’s policy and procedures on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct describe the University’s obligations and responsibilities under Title IX of the Education Code as amended in 1972, and under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. It also includes information on how to report complaints of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct and the processes utilized by WesternU to conduct objective, impartial, and unbiased investigations of such complaints.
There are some video training materials to help illustrate and convey some of the prohibited conduct described in the policy. Additionally, there are also training information on other elements of the policy, such as affirmative consent and bystander intervention.
WesternU also partners with organizations in the community and other outside providers to offer help to those who have experienced the ordeal associated with sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. These are confidential resources that assist with services such as counseling, coaching, emergency shelter, crisis intervention, support groups, law enforcement navigation, hospital advocacy, evidence preservation, and forensic medical examinations.
If you have any questions regarding any of the information or the services available to you, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Title IX Team. We are here to assist you and to continue to make our school free from unlawful harassment and discrimination.
The Title IX Team
Dr. Geri Abracosa, Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Beverly Guidry, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Mirabelle Fernandez Paul, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Rick Leeper, Deputy Title IX Coordinator