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Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) Title IX

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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 activities, without being discriminated based on a person’s sex.

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 and the grievance processes utilized by WesternU.

Training materials are also included on this website. Additionally, 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. 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 the Title IX Coordinator at We are here to assist you.

  • Policies & Procedures

    These are the policies and procedures of WesternU on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct:

    Policies and Procedures:

    Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Interpersonal Violence, and Other Sexual Misconduct (SIM) Policy

    Related Policy:

    Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, Non-Retaliation Policy


    Title IX Process Summary

  • Forms

    To report complaints of Title IX and/or Discrimination, Harassment, Interpersonal Violence, & Retaliation, please use the appropriate forms below:

    Discrimination, Harassment, Interpersonal Violence, & Retaliation Complaint Form


    If an advisor will be present for the meetings or any proceedings, please complete the Advisor Request form and submit it two (2) working days before the meeting to the Title IX Coordinator. The Advisor Guide will assist the Advisor in understanding their role in this process.

    Advisor Request Title IX Process

    Advisor Guide to the Title IX Process

    After completing the form, please sign it and send it to:

    Title IX Coordinator
    Western University of Health Sciences
    309 E. Second Street
    Pomona, CA 91766
    Email: or

  • Confidential Resources

    These are resources available for those unsure about whether to report formally or who are interested in seeking counseling in addition to (or without) making a formal report. While discussing allegations with a confidential resource may not result in an identifying report to the Title IX Coordinator, they may have reporting (or other) obligations under the law.

    On Campus

    Optum Employee Assistance Program
    (services are available for students and employees)
    (800) 234-5465 (access code: westernu)
    Services: Counseling, Financial and legal advice, life balance support

    For a complete summary of available confidential resources, please visit our websites:

    WesternU Employees

    WesternU Students based in Pomona, CA

    WesternU Students based in Lebanon, OR

  • Training Information

    We hope the materials shown here will be helpful in giving you a better understanding of what sexual harassment and sexual misconduct is about.  We want to promote a safe and healthy environment that promotes dignity and respect for all members of our WesternU community.

    Mandatory Training:  In addition to the supplementary information provided in this website, WesternU requires that all staff, faculty, and supervisors complete a mandatory on-line harassment, discrimination, and retaliation training every two years.  On alternating years, all staff, faculty, and supervisors are required to complete an on-line course on Title IX.  Incoming students must complete an on-line course on Title IX in order to complete their registration and admission process.  Supervisors and management staff identified as a “responsible employee” must complete an on-line course annually on the responsibilities of responsible employees.

    The Title IX team members are also available to provide on-site/in-person training on WesternU’s Title IX program upon request of any work or student group.  Please contact us if you have any questions about training and let us know how we can be of assistance.

    WesternU Title IX Decision Maker Training