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Sexual Harassment: zero tolerance
President's statementWestern Oregon University is committed to providing a safe living and learning environment. We believe that an informed campus community helps to assure compliance with the policies and procedures necessary for sustaining an environment free of harassment of any kind.
Western Oregon University does not tolerate behavior that violates university policies or state and federal law. We are committed to providing a clear and accessible network of communication, training, and support services for all students, staff, and faculty. WOU provides information through publications, orientation sessions, and open forums to describe campus expectations and consequences related to issues of sexual harassment and improper consensual relationships.
You may access information and resources via the links contained on this web page. You will also find contact information for those people who can best answer questions and assist in other ways. Our hope is that by providing this information, you are confident of our pledge for a safe and supportive campus for students and employees.
Mark D. Weiss, University President
Sexual harassment is a form of discriminatory harassment.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature when directed toward an individual because of that individual's sex when:
Counseling for students
If you feel that you have been sexually harassed, the Student Counseling Center can help. The Counseling Center provides a supportive and confidential environment for students to discuss personal and emotional concerns including issues associated with sexual harassment.
Counseling for issues concerning sexual harassment: click here to learn more
Counseling for employees
The Employee Assistance Program is available to help employees with support and counseling resources
through two sources.
The Cascade Centers, Inc.: click here to learn more
The Public Employees Benefits Board: click here to learn more
Resource guides are Western Oregon University students, staff and faculty, who have volunteered to be available for any WOU student, staff or faculty member, who requests support, information or referrals regarding sexual harassment. (Resource guide list is currently being updated. Contract "Primary Resource Contacts" that are listed below.)
A number of individuals are available to assist with concerns. Assistance can include taking a formal complaint, listening and providing guidance regarding informal inquiries, or getting help in finding additional resources.
Human Resources Director/Affirmative Action Officer, AD 205E
Dean of Students & Judicial Affairs, ACK 173
Student Health Services Director, SH 121
Clinical Coordinator/Counselor, SH 133
Campus Safety and Security Director, CS 104
Committee for the
Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Improper Consensual Relationships:
Office of Human Resources 503-838-8490 | or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org