Title IX – Sexual Misconduct Resources
We are committed to creating an atmosphere of equality, free of all forms of discrimination and harassment.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 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."
Here at Widener, we are dedicated to upholding Title IX and fostering an environment that provides equal learning opportunities for all of our students.
We are also committed to creating and sustaining a safe environment for all students and employees. Our Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination Policy (EOHN) prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct and assault on campus. Upon receiving a report of misconduct, we will address the matter as quickly and fairly as possible. Please review the Statement of Party Rights to learn about the rights, accommodations, and protective measures available to individuals involved in the resolution process as outlined in the EOHN Policy.
Title IX Resources
These reporting resources are required to report all known details to the Title IX Coordinator, including names, dates, times, and locations. Information contained in the report is only shared on a need-to-know basis with those who are directly involved in providing supportive or protective services, or those involved with addressing the incident:
- Title IX Coordinator
- You can report directly to the Title IX Coordinator by using the Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form
- The reporting form is the preferred and primary method for receiving reports. Using this form ensures that the Title IX Coordinator has the information necessary to make informed decisions regarding the health and safety of impacted individuals and our Widener Community. However, if for some reason you are unable to submit the report using the reporting form above, please email TitleIX@widener.edu or report to Campus Safety.
- Campus Safety
- Chester campus – 610-499-4200
- Delaware Law School – 302-477-2200
- Commonwealth Law School – 717-541-3948
- All employees, except those designated as Mostly Confidential or Confidential resources, are required reporters and must report all known information regarding disclosures of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct
Mostly Confidential Reporting:
These reporting resources will report information about incidents to the Title IX Coordinator, including dates, times, and locations, but are not required to report personally identifying information such as the names of individuals involved.
Any student from all campuses can email our “Mostly Confidential” Reporters to schedule a time to meet with them to make a mostly confidential report.
- Victoria Fine, Director of Student Organizations
- Justin Johnson, Associate Director of Advising and Retention
Strictly Confidential Reporting:
These reporting resources are not required to report any information disclosed to the Title IX Coordinator
Health Center (on-campus)
Counseling & Psychological Services (on-campus)
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Delaware County Victim Assistance Center
610-566-4342 (24-hour hotline)
Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County
610-565-4590 (24-hour hotline)
Mazzoni Center (serving the LGBTQ community)
St. Francis Hospital
701 N. Clayton Street
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Contact Lifeline, 24/7 Crisis Helpline
111 South Front Street
YWCA Violence Intervention
800-654-1211 (24 hour hotline)
Additional Online Resources
Section 106.45(b) of the 2020 Final Title IX Rules requires the university to publicly post “all materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process.”
Widener University's Title IX Coordinator, investigators, and decision makers were trained by Grand River Solutions. The training materials can be viewed below:
- Title IX Hearings Training
- Report Writing Training
- Title IX Coordinator Training
- Trauma-Informed Investigations Training
- Being an Effective Title IX Advisor Training
Widener University is also a member of the SUNY-Student Conduct Institute.