Title IX



Westminster College is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning and working environment for all members of the Westminster community. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its education or employment programs and activities.

Westminster prohibits sexual assault, sexual and gender-based harassment, gender-based discrimination, sexual exploitation, interpersonal violence, and retaliation against a person for the good-faith reporting of any of these forms of conduct or participation in any investigation or proceeding under the Title IX policy, complicity in the commission of any act prohibited by the policy, and false reporting. The college will take prompt and equitable action to eliminate prohibited conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects. Westminster conducts ongoing prevention, awareness, and training programs for students and employees.

All members of the Westminster community are encouraged to take reasonable actions to prevent or stop an act of prohibited conduct. The college will support and assist community members who take such actions.

Please use the resources listed on this page to find out more about reporting, resources, prevention and awareness programs, and other information regarding Title IX.

Reporting Prohibited Conduct

The college urges anyone who experiences or becomes aware of an incident of prohibited conduct to report the incident to the college immediately through the following reporting options:

  • Contact the college’s Title IX Coordinator Mary Royal or deputy Title IX Coordinator Natalie Seely at their office locations, email addresses, or phone numbers listed below.
  • Submit a report online from this webpage. A report may be made anonymously. The college will use information in anonymous reports to better understand the scope of sexual and interpersonal violence on campus and to develop and implement prevention efforts. However, if anyone is named, the report will no longer be considered anonymous and the college will proceed accordingly.
  • Contact Campus Patrol at (801) 832-2525. Please note that campus patrol are not law enforcement officers.

There is no time limit for reporting prohibited conduct to the college, and reporting an incident does not necessarily mean that an investigation will be pursued. To encourage the reporting of prohibited conduct, the college will not pursue disciplinary action for disclosure of illegal personal consumption of drugs or alcohol where such disclosures are made in connection with a good-faith report or investigation of prohibited conduct. After a report is made, the Title IX coordinators will consult with the reporting party to determine whether any supportive measures are necessary for their safety or well-being. These supportive measures might include changes in living arrangements, adjustments to class or work schedules, no-contact orders, rescheduling exams, or restricting access to facilities or programs.

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Confidential Resources

To ensure the safety of the campus community, college employees and resident advisors are required to report information they receive about prohibited conduct to the Title IX coordinator. If you want to speak with someone confidentially, contact one of the resources below. Using these resources means that none of the information you share will be provided to other individuals at the college.

  • Campus Counseling Center
    Shaw, Lower Level
    801.832.2465
  • Student Health Services
    Shaw, Lower Level
    801.832.2239
  • Rape Recovery Center
    2035 S 1300E
    801.467.7273 (24-hour crisis line)
  • Family Justice Center (YWCA)
    310 E 300 S
    801.537.8600
    1.855.992.2752 (24-hour crisis line)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
    1.800.656.4673

OCR Case Resolution

pdf OCR Case 08-15-2022 (334 KB)