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Title IX Resources

Get help. Find resources for counseling and community programs as well as reporting information.

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that 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 activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

 

Student Resources

How and when to report

If you have experienced sexual violence, there are a number of ways to report the incident and multiple channels for obtaining information, assistance and support to ensure your health and safety, both physical and emotional.

Step-by-Step Process Guide

 

Counseling

To support our community of students, faculty and staff, Webster University offers resources through the Counseling and Life Development Office. If you are experiencing personal issues, please know that we are here to help. For support, call the office at 314-968-7030 or visit the Counseling and Life Development Staff webpage.

Counseling and Life Development

 

Training

We offer annual trainings for students. As part of Webster’s commitment to providing a discrimination and harassment free learning environment, all new students will need to complete an online sexual misconduct awareness and training course. This course provides students with information on University resources and presents bystander intervention techniques. Undergraduate and Graduate Students throughout the global network will receive email communications with information to access the training.

All new undergraduate students throughout the global network are required to complete a non-credit, online sexual misconduct awareness and prevention course. New undergraduate students will automatically be enrolled in the online “Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Course” after classes commence for the fall semester. New undergraduate students who enroll at Webster in future terms will automatically be enrolled in the course approximately one week after classes commence for that term.

All new graduate students throughout the global network are required to complete a similar non-credit, online course. New graduate students will automatically be enrolled in the graduate student version of the course approximately one week after classes begin for the term in which they join the Webster community.

Additional programming opportunities will be provided at the Webster Groves campus and at each of the international campuses.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Responsibilities

All Webster University employees are required to complete the annual SafeColleges Title IX Training. The training takes about 30 minutes to complete. You will receive an invitation to participate in the SafeColleges Training through an email communication. Questions may be directed to titleix@webster.edu. There is also more information about reporting to responsible employees in our policy.

View Policy

 

Training Sessions

The Title IX team offers personalized and annual training sessions to faculty and staff. If you are interested in scheduling a training session, please submit a scheduling request below or email pertk61@webster.edu for more details.

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*Scheduling requests should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the requested training date.

 

Counseling

To support our community of students, faculty and staff, Webster University offers resources through the Counseling and Life Development Office. If you are experiencing personal issues, please know that we are here to help. For support, call the office at 314-968-7030 or visit the Counseling and Life Development Staff webpage.

Counseling and Life Development

 

Recommended Resources in the U.S.

RAINN

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. There is a hotline available at 800-656-4673. For more information and online support, please visit their website at rainn.org

Visit rainn.org

 

The Women's Center 24-hour Crisis Hotline

This organization offers 24-hour hotline support. To call the hotline, dial 817-927-2737. For more information and online support, please visit womenscentertc.org

visit womenscentertc.org

 

Safe Connections

This agency offers a 24-hour crisis helpline, individual therapy, prevention education, classes, workshops and social groups. To call the hotline, dial 314-531-2003. For more information and online support, please visit safeconnections.org

visit safeconnections.org

 

ALIVE

ALIVE is an acronym for Alternatives to Living In Violent Environments. It offers counseling, emergency shelter, and other critical services to domestic abuse survivors and their children. A 24-hour crisis line is available by calling their toll-free phone number at 800-941-9144. You may also visit alivestl.org for more information.

visit alivestl.org

 

Loveisrespect

Loveisrespect was the first 24-hour resource for teens who were experiencing dating violence and abuse and is the only teen helpline serving all of the United States and its territories. Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365. Visit https://www.loveisrespect.org/ for more information.

Chat at www.loveisrespect.org
Text LOVEIS to 22522
Call 1-866-331-9474

visit loveisrespect.org

 

Community Programs

Advisor Program

The role of the advisor is one of emotional support for the involved party. The right to an advisor is extended so that the reporting or responding party can identify someone that they want to assist them with navigating and understanding the investigation process, including providing support during each portion of the investigation process and any meeting or interview that is associated with the investigation process. It is recommended that an advisor not be someone who is a witness in the same matter. An advisor may not speak or act on behalf of a reporting or responding party, including answering questions for or on his/her behalf; stand in for, or represent a reporting or responding party; disseminate by any medium or form any information shared or learned throughout the investigation process with anyone other than the reporting or responding party for whom they serve as an advisor, or the Title IX Officer; act as or represent themselves or another as an investigator for the Title IX process during the investigation process; contact a witness or other party participating in the investigation process; or impede the investigation process or act in a manner that obstructs the investigator or disrupts the investigation process. If you are interested in being an advisor for a reporting or responding party, please email us at titleix@webster.edu.

 

Sexual Offense Advocate (University level)

Samantha Sipple is the Webster Univerity Sexual Offense Advocate. She may be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week by mobile phone at 314-422-4651.

 

St. Louis Area Support

The Sexual Offense Advocate can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week by mobile phone at 314- 422-4651, through Public Safety at 314 968-6911 or 314 968-7430, or during office hours in the Counseling and Life Development Office at 314-968-7030.

Additional phone resources:

  • YWCA: 314-726-6665
  • Health Services: 314-246-4207
  • St. Mary's Hospital: 314-768-8000
  • Safe Connections: 314-531-2003
  • St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Victim's Services Division: 314-615-4872
  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Victim Services: 314-622-4373
  • St. Louis County Law Enforcement: 314-889-2341
  • St. Louis City Law Enforcement: 314-231-1212
  • Webster University Public Safety Emergency Number: 314-968-6911
  • Webster University Non-Emergency Number: 314-968-7430
  • Webster University Title IX Coordinator: 314-246-7780
  • ALIVE 24-Hour Crisis Line St. Louis: 314-993-2777
  • St. Louis Men's Clinic: 314-942-8880
  • MO Safe at Home: 1-866-509-1409

 

Clubs & Organizations

Webster IX

This club brings awareness to the Webster community about domestic violence, sexual violence and gender-based violence.

The Title IX Office has many plans for the academic year to bring interesting programming and education, and ally support to survivors of sexual or gender-based violence. If you are interested in learning more or joining, please contact Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Lori Watson, at titleix@webster.edu.

 

Title IX Contacts by Campus Location

Athens

Students may contact Dina Skias, Director of Student Affairs/Director of Study Abroad.
skiasd@webster.edu
+30 21 1 990 5303

Faculty and staff should contact Susie Michailidis, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
michailidiss@webster.edu
+30 21 1 990 5304

Austria

Students may contact Kathryn Witkowski, Student Resource Center Officer
Kwitkowski58@webster.edu
+4312699293x4324

Faculty and staff should contact Nora Binder, Head of Human Resources Department
Nora.Binder@webster.ac.at
+4312699293x4309

China

Students may contact Ady Cao
adycao@websterchina.com

Faculty and staff should contact Nelly Zhang
nellyz@websterchina.com

 

Geneva

Students may contact Gael Baboulaz, Senior Student Service/Study Abroad Services
baboulaz@webster.ch
+41 22 959 8004 x8004

Faculty and staff should contact Heidi Amores, Registrar
amores@webster.edu
+41 22 959 8066

 

Ghana

Students may contact Adelina Martey, Student Affairs Coordinator
adelinamartey30@webster.edu
503136494

Faculty and staff should contact Susan Akpebu, Special Assistant to the Director & HR Manager
susanakpebu18@webster.edu
0576098040

 

Leiden

Students may contact Christine Benninger, Student Services Coordinator
benninch@webster.edu
+31 (0)71 516 8000 x4529

Faculty and staff should contact Renate Maijenburg, Special Assistant to the Director
maijenburg@webster.nl
+31 (0)71 516 8000 x4504

 

Thailand

Students may contact Phil Gwaltney, Director of Student Affairs
gwaltneyp@webster.ac.th

Faculty and staff should contact Somkeat Singto Posuwan, Manager of HR
posuwans@webster.ac.th
663-245-6161 x102

 

United States

Students may contact Lori Watson, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
loriwatson@webster.edu
(314) 246-7951

Faculty and staff should contact Kimberley Pert, Interim Head of the Title IX Office
pertk61@webster.edu
(314) 246-7780

 

Uzbekistan

Students may contact Keri Zeller, Student Success Coordinator
kerizeller@webster.edu
998 91 7902738

Faculty and staff should contact Oydin Sabirova
oydinsabirova09@webster.edu
+998 90 9099894

 

United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Helpful Links:

Helpful links:
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintform.pdf

https://ocrcas.ed.gov/welcome-to-the-ocr-complaint-assessment-system

Kansas City Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106

816-268-0550
OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov
Fax: 816-268-0559

Headquarters
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100

Customer Service Hotline:
800-421-3481
OCR@ed.gov
Fax: 202-453-6012
TTY: 800-877-8339
Office for Civil Rights Website

 

 

 

The Policy at Webster

The Title IX office offers support, training and reporting tools to help our community. We have outlined these resources in our policy.

Title IX Policy

Information About Reporting and Processes

We have created a step-by-step process guide and share information about the Administrative and Hearing Board processes.

Report Processes

Title IX Events Calendar

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Title IX Office

Kimberley Pert, Interim Head of Webster University's Title IX Office
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 246-7780 | pertk61@webster.edu