Title IX Compliance Overview

Title IX of the Education Opportunity Act of 1972

"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 program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” 

20 U.S.C. § 1681(a)


In compliance with Title IX, Western does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities or in its employment. It is Western’s goal to maintain an environment that is free from all forms of illegal harassment and discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. All inquiries concerning the application of policies for the prevention of sexual harassment and sexual violence under Title IX should be referred to Western’s Title IX Coordinator.

Western's Title IX Coordinator

Melynda Huskey

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Melynda Huskey is the Interim Executive Director of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, and she serves as Western’s Title IX Coordinator. She has the following functions and strategic priorities:

  • Provides advice and oversight on policies, preventive educational programs, resources and services required under Title IX;

  • Oversees all complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence, as well as identifies and addresses any patterns or systematic problems that arise during the review of complaints;

  • Coordinates interim measures as appropriate, including: classroom accommodations, housing accommodations, safety planning, threat assessments, and no-contact orders.