Safe@Weber: Creating Healthy Relationships Together

 

Safe@Weber At Safe@Weber Violence Prevention & Advocacy Services, we envision a future where all relationships are healthy and built upon a foundation of safety and respect. This future is full of engaged, supportive, and accountable communities. The cultivation of healthy relationships is accomplished through active respect, care, support, healthy boundaries, and shared power. We strive to create a community where there is no more violence, sexism, racism, ablism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, or xenophobia.

Our mission is to create safe and healthy relationships for all through collaboration, education, skill development, community action, and support.

Know Your Rights!

Title IX:

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination—which includes sexual violence—in educational programs and activities. All public and private schools, school districts, colleges and universities receiving federal funds must comply with Title IX. If you have experienced sexual violence (including harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking), here are some things you should know about your Title IX rights:

  • Your school must respond promptly and effectively to sexual violence.
  • Your school must provide interim measures as necessary.
  • Your school should make known where you can find confidential support services.
  • Your school must conduct an adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation.
  • Your school must provide remedies as necessary.

The Federal Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights:

  • Survivors shall be notified of their options to notify law enforcement.
  • Accuser and accused must have the same opportunity to have others present.
  • Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.
  • Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.
  • Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations.

The Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights was signed into law by President George Bush in July of 1992. This law requires that all colleges and universities (both public and private) participating in federal student aid programs afford sexual assault victims certain basic rights. Schools found to have violated this law can be fined up to $35,000 or lose their eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs. Complaints about schools that have failed to comply with this law should be made to the U.S. Department of Education. The “Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights” exists as a part of the campus security reporting requirements, commonly known as the Jeanne Clery Act.

Title IX Coordinator: Barry Gomberg | bgomberg@weber.edu | 801-626-6240 | MA 101

Clery Act Compliance Officer: WSU Police Chief Dane LeBlanc | 801-626-6460 | Campus Public Safety Building 

Advocacy Services include:

  • Protective Measures: developing a safety plan by identifying resources and strengths, assistance with interim measures such as no contact directives and class/housing changes, etc.
  • Reporting: reporting sexual misconduct (sexual harrassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking) to the WSU Office for Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity (Title IX coordinator), and reporting crimes to Weber State Police Department
  • Support: advocacy during institutional and law enforcement investigations (including presence during interviews and court appearances), assistance with institutional petitions, referrals to counseling, medical services, legal and financial resources, and assistance with possible academic modifications

WSU Advocate: Paige Davies | paigedavies1@weber.edu | 801-626-6372 | SU 322

 

Rights & Options When You Have Been Sexually Assaulted

 

The Women's Center staff are non-confidential resources. We are required to report all disclosures of discrimination, harrassment, sexual misconduct (sexual harrassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking), child abuse, elder abuse, and abuse against people with disabilities. We are also required to report if an individual is an immediate threat to themselves or others.

Confidential Resources Include:

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801-626-6090 | womenscenter@weber.edu |