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 Kat Thomas or deputy Title IX Coordinator Rodney Glore 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.

Title IX Coordinator
Kat Thomas
Malouf 107

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Rodney Glore
Giovale Library C1

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

Victim Advocate

The college’s victim advocate, Isabella Ramos Miller, is available to meet with student survivors regarding incidents of sexual or interpersonal violence, refer them to campus and community resources, assist them with obtaining supportive measures from the college, and help them navigate the internal investigation and criminal processes.

Here are a few things to know:

  • The victim advocate is available for two hours per week from August to April during weeks classes are in session.
  • Students can set up a one-hour appointment by emailing advocate@westminstercollege.edu with options for meeting times from 6–9:00 p.m. on weeknights. The victim advocate will meet with students in a private office in the Counseling Center after the office has closed for normal business hours.
  • For each incident reported, the victim advocate is required to share the type of incident, date, time, and location to the Title IX Office. However, no information that would directly or indirectly identify the victim or other parties involved will be shared. This limited reporting takes place so that the Title IX coordinator can track patterns of sexual or interpersonal violence on and off campus, evaluate the scope of the problem, and formulate appropriate campus-wide responses. The victim advocate is not a confidential resource like the Counseling Center or Rape Recovery Center.

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