Summer 2017 Newsletter
Resources for Summer Programs
Western departments that organize or host summer programs are asked to display posters about Title IX rights where they can be easily viewed by summer program participants. Departments are also asked to provide their summer program staff with wallet cards listing reporting options and confidential resources for summer program participants. In June via interoffice mail, the Equal Opportunity Office provided these materials to many departments hosting summer camps. Please contact the EO Office at (360) 650-3307 or firstname.lastname@example.org for copies of these materials.
Western’s Policy on Preventing and Responding to Sex Discrimination, Including Sexual Misconduct and Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation, apply to all individuals who use University facilities or participate in University programs (not just Western students, faculty, and staff). This includes participants in summer programs hosted by Western or that use Western’s campus.
Western staff are reminded that if they know or suspect that a student or summer program participant has experienced sexual harassment, sexual violence, or discrimination or bullying based on a legally protected characteristic, you must promptly report this to Sue Guenter-Schlesinger, Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator. Legally protected characteristics are: race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy or parenting status), gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic