This is a portion of the Educational Amendments of 1972 that prohibits discrimination based on sex.
"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."
At West Chester University, the Title IX Office is a part of the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on our campus. The Title IX Coordinator is dedicated to ensuring equity on the campus of West Chester University. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached at 610-436-2433 orby email
and can connect you to resources both on and off campus, as well as provide information about the processes related to cases of sexual misconduct.
West Chester University community members also have a right to report acts of sexual misconduct to the Office of Civil Rights. They can be contacted at: The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323, (215) 656-8541,email the Office of Civil Rights.
Pregnant and Parenting Students
Title IX also prohibits discrimination against pregnant and parenting students. If you would like more information regarding accommodations, frequently asked questions (for students, faculty, and employees), and additional resources please click here or contact the Title IX Coordinator.
West Chester University Fall 2020 Title IX Open Forum (October 28, 2020)
In May 2020, the US Department of Education released the Final Title IX Rule; federal regulations that (effective August 14, 2020) dictate how the University addresses, investigates, and adjudicates sexual and interpersonal violence and harassment. This open forum highlighted the changes as it relates to students who report misconduct and students who are accused of misconduct, as well as share added Title IX resources. View the recorded open forum.
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
The Deputy Title IX Coordinators work collaboratively with the Title IX Coordinator, Lynn Klingensmith, in overseeing the University's compliance with Title IX. The Deputies are from a variety of departments across campus and can assist individuals who have questions about reporting an incident, what happens after a report is submitted, and available support and resources.
If you have a complaint involving Title IX or if you have questions regarding policies and processes related to Title IX you may contact the Title IX Coordinator, listed above, or any of the Deputies listed below. Please note that both the Coordinator and Deputies are not confidential. While addressing a complaint, they will keep your information as private as possible. You may find a list of confidential resources here.
· Corin Chapman, Labor Relations Manager, (610) 436-3116 or CChapman@wcupa.edu
· Barry Hendler, Associate Director Residential Programming & Academic Initiatives, (610) 436-3307 or BHendler@wcupa.edu
· Angela Howard, Interim Director of International Programs, (610) 436-3515 or AHoward@wcupa.edu
· Vanessa Johnson, Interim Dean of the Graduate School, (610) 436-2749 or VJohnson@wcupa.edu
· Kellianne Milliner, Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator, (610) 436-3573 or KMilliner@wcupa.edu
Title IX Training
In compliance with section 106.5 of the Title IX Final Rules, West Chester University provides all materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process. The materials and resources utilized to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, and individuals involved in the informal resolution process are available by clicking on the image below. To review materials utilized to train decision-makers in the Title IX process, please visit the Office of Student Conduct.