WTS Safety and Regulatory Information
Updated Title IX Policies:
Know Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Community!
Note: Version 2002.07.28 of these policies are the most current version and in effect for the Fall 2022 semester beginning August 29, 2022. Any subsequent updates will be noted, dated, and listed below.
A comprehensive update of all Wesley grievance policies has been conducted by Wesley's Legal Counsel, Director of the Office of Human Resources, and Title IX Coordinator. The review resulted in updated Title IX Policies and Procedures, that were approved by Wesley's Board of Governors at the May 10, 2022 board meeting. These documents were further reviewed by Wesley's insurance provider EIIA, with final edits reflected in the drafts below. Please click the link to review each document:
- Wesley Policy on Prohibited Discrimination Harassment and Retaliation Version2022.07.28
- Wesley Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures Version2022.07.28 ("Process A")
- Wesley Prohibited Conduct Complaint Procedures Version2022.07.28 ("Process B")
If you have any questions about Title IX, please contact Karen Santiago, Title IX Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any additional questions please contact the Associate Dean for Community Life, email@example.com.
New Title IX Coordinator Appointment
After the departure of former Title IX Coordinator and HR Director Josie Hoover in March of 2021, the Seminary uncoupled the Title IX position from the HR Director position (per industry best practices). The Title IX Coordinator role is not a stand-alone position but instead treated as an additional appointment for a current employee. As of April 15, 2021, Wesley appointed Karen Santiago as the seminary's new Title IX Coordinator. She also serves as the Director of International Student Services and is the Primary Designated Student Official as designated by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program of the Department of Homeland Security.
Training and Education
Title IX Coordinator, Level 1: Foundations (Certification Course)
Time Frame: June 7-8, 2021
Participant(s): Title IX Coordinator
On June 8, 2021, our new Title IX Coordinator, Karen Santiago, completed Title IX Coordinator Level 1: Foundations training through member organization ATIXA. Certification for this training is valid for two years until June 7, 2023. In accordance wit the 2020 Title IX regulations requirements, you may access the training materials used during this certification course here. Please note these are only for viewing and reference. They are subject to strict copyright and may not be used for any additional trainings, nor may they be adapted or reposted elsewhere publicly.
Community-Wide Title IX, Bias, and Child Abuse Prevention Training (Online Training Courses)
Time Frame: Launched spring semester 2021 and will continue indefinitely on a rolling basis for new members of the community.
Participant(s): Participation is mandatory for all faculty, staff and students.
The Office of Community Life, in collaboration with the departments of Educational Technology and Human Resources, and in partnership with educational technology company EverFi, launched a campus-wide mandatory educational initiative to "remain accountable to our shared covenant and the policies regulating safety and diversity". The courses are provided in a self-contained learning management system, and cover the following content areas:
- Building Supportive Communities: Clery Act and Title IX (Parts One and Two)
- Managing Bias, and
- Protecting Youth
WTS Policy on Diversity
Wesley affirms its identity as a community that intentionally seeks to include persons of both sexes and various national and ethnic backgrounds, ages, and special conditions as Board members, administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
To support Wesley’s commitment to diversity, a Diversity Committee was established and is accountable to Wesley’s Board of Governors.
If you have any questions about Wesley's diversity policy, please contact Octavia Young, Diversity Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.