Spring 2013 Newsletter
A Message from the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, ADA & Title IX Coordinator
As the academic year draws to a close, I am pleased to share another issue of our Newsletter. Here you will find articles about the inspiring Women of Color Empowerment Dinner held last month and a recent reminder from the Office for Civil Rights about the right to raise discrimination concerns without fear of retaliation. The Newsletter also contains a call for submissions for Western’s updated Diversity Handbook and highlights several of the EO Office’s resource materials for faculty, staff and students.
Looking ahead to summer, it is important for individuals involved in summer session and the various programs and camps occurring at Western to remember that summer program participants have the right to be involved in our programs without fear of harassment, hazing, bullying or discrimination, including sexual violence/rape. The EO Office is creating flyers, wallet cards and posters informing summer program participants of their rights. You can request copies of these materials for your program by contacting the EO Office.
Please note that summer program staff and faculty must promptly report alleged harassment, hazing, bullying or discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including sexual assault/rape. Any such allegations should be reported to your supervisor and myself as the University’s Title IX Coordinator or Laura Eckert, Deputy Title IX Coordinator (650-3307, OM 345).
Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity