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  • Alison Kiss Dougherty

    • Title IX Coordinator
    • Associate Vice President, Human Resources
    • Old Main, ground floor
    • One University Place, Chester, PA 19013
    • tel: 610-499-1301
  • Brenda Cruz

    • Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    • Director, Residence Life
    • University Center, Chester Campus
    • tel: 610-499-4395
  • Larissa Gillespie

    • Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    • Head Coach, Women's Field Hockey
    • Schwartz Center, Chester Campus
    • tel: 610-499-4434
  • Kortne Smith

    • Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    • Program Coordinator, Multicultural Student Affairs
    • University Center, lower level, Chester Campus
    • tel: 610-499-4413
  • Sharmane Walker

    • Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    • Academic Advisor, Graduate Studies/Extended Learning
    • Kapelski Learning Center, suite 123, Chester Campus
    • tel: 610-499-4394
  • Kevin Raport

    • Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    • Chief of Campus Safety
    • Widener University Law Schools
    • Delaware Law School/Chester Campus
    • tel: 610-499-4202/302-477-2202
  • Susan Goldberg

    • Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    • Associate Dean for Student Services
    • Delaware Law School
    • tel: 302-477-2173
  • Mary Catherine Scott

    • Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    • Supervising Attorney, Central PA Law Clinics
    • Commonwealth Law School
    • tel: 717-541-0320

Title IX - Sexual Misconduct Resources

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:

"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."

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Widener University is committed to establishing and maintaining a community that is steeped in equality and free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. The university seeks to create an environment in which the greatest academic potential of students and the professional potential of employees may be realized. The university recognizes that all who work and learn here are responsible for ensuring that the community is free from discrimination and harassment.

The university’s Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination Policy prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, and intimate partner/relationship violence committed against its community members of any sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. This policy also applies to all forms of gender-based harassment and discrimination that do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.  These behaviors compromise our learning, living, and work environments and are not tolerated.

Upon receiving a report of sexual misconduct, the university will implement initial remedial, responsive, and/or protective actions which are detailed in the policy. The university will maintain as confidential, to the extent possible, any accommodations or protective measures.  A prompt, preliminary inquiry will be made to determine if there is reasonable cause to believe the policy has been violated. If so, the university will initiate a confidential investigation that is thorough, reliable, impartial, prompt, and fair. All parties involved in an investigation are allowed to have an advisor of their choice present with them for all resolution meetings and proceedings, from the beginning of the process through to final determination. (Click here for FAQs regarding advisors.) If it is determined, by a preponderance of the evidence that the policy has been violated, Widener will promptly implement effective remedies designed to end the conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.

Any individual affected by sexual misconduct whether as a reporting party, a responding party, or a third party is afforded equal access to support and counseling services through the university. We recognize that deciding whether to make a report and choosing how to proceed can be difficult decisions and we encourage anyone who has questions or concerns to seek the support of campus and community resources. These professionals can provide information about available resources, reporting and procedural options, and assistance to all parties regardless of whether a report and/or resolution under the university’s policy is pursued.

For detailed information about the Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination Policy, please log in to the Title IX office on Campus Cruiser.

 On-Campus Non-confidential Resources:

  • Title IX and Deputy Title IX Coordinators(listed at left)

  • Campus Safety

      •  Chester campus – 610-499-4200
      •  Delaware Law School – 302-477-2200
      •  Commonwealth Law School – 717-541-3948

 On-Campus Confidential Resources:

  •  Chester campus:

    Health Center   610-499-1183
    Counseling Center   610-499-1261

  •  Delaware Law School:

    Dr. Amy Dwinnell, Psychologist  302-477-2263
    Office of Student Affairs

 Off-Campus Confidential Resources:

  •  Delaware Law School:

    St. Francis Hospital
    701 N. Clayton Street
    Wilmington, DE

    Christiana Hospital
    4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
    Newark, DE

    Contact Lifeline, 24/7 Crisis Helpline

  •  Commonwealth Law School:

    Pinnacle Health
    111 South Front Street
    Harrisburg, PA

   YWCA Violence Intervention
    800-654-1211 (24 hour hotline)

Online Resources:
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Love is Respect


For information about protection from abuse and restraining orders, visit these websites:

PALawHelp Domestic Violence & Protection from Abuse

PA Bar Association pamphlet "Protection from Abuse"