Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. The law also pertains to cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Under the Violence Against Womens Act (VAWA), WesternU  is required to provide training on Title IX/VAWA to our incoming students. In years past, incoming students were required to complete an initial full-length training related to Title IX upon matriculation in the Fall. Additionally, continuing students were required to complete an annual Title IX training in the Spring as a reminder of the rules and regulations.

In May 2020, the Department of Education issued significant changes to the Title IX laws which are effective on August 14, 2020. Given the nature of these changes, all students will be required to complete the Everfi Sexual Assault Prevention: Graduate Student training module regardless if they recently completed the on-going training in Spring 2020.

The training will be deployed from Everfi (emails will appear from: “Western University of Health Sciences” automated-message@everfi.net) starting the week of August 17th. This important and required training must be completed by Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Any student that does not complete this training by the deadline will be reported to their College Dean and may have a hold placed on their student account.

Under this law, WesternU is required to provide the contact information of our Title IX Coordinator to all employees, students, and applicants.

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information

Dr. Beverly Guidry

Interim/Deputy Title IX  Coordinator

Senior Vice President for University Student Affairs

Student Services Center | 309 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766

bguidry@westernu.edu | (909) 469-5341

For further information on Title IX, including accessing the current Title IX policy and procedure, complaint information, and other details, please click here: https://www.westernu.edu/hr/title-ix/. Please note that on August 14, 2020, the website will contain the new policy and procedure. For further information regarding the new Title IX law, please visit the Department of Education’s Title IX Fact Sheet at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/proposed-title-ix-regulation-fact-sheet.pdf