Sexual Harassment Policy

The seminary community will not tolerate sexual harassment, and is committed to providing and preserving an atmosphere free from harassment in any form.

The seminary community will not tolerate sexual harassment, and is committed to providing and preserving an atmosphere free from harassment in any form. Western subscribes to Title IX which states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance". As a recipient of Title IV funds, all activities and programs associated with Western Seminary are subject to Title IX.

Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual violence. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

This policy applies to all students, staff, faculty, extension students, program participants and third parties associated with Western, regardless of sexual identity or gender orientation. Anyone who experiences harassment in the classroom or on the job should seek the assistance of the Title IX Coordinator. (Please note: A corresponding policy relating to seminary employees may be found in the seminary employee's handbook.)

Western strives to provide students with resources and information in regards to Title IX. We have created a Title IX: Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures Handbook for the Western community. This handbook provides policies, procedures, resources and contact information. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to Title IX or Sexual Misconduct, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Ashley Mitchell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (503) 517-1819.

It is the policy of the seminary to enforce Title IX of the Federal Legal Code and to create an academic and employment environment free of sexual harassment.

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