Reporting Sexual Harassment

Contacts and resources for reporting sexual harassment

Several Western Michigan University offices may be contacted when a student, employee or visitor experiences unwelcome sexual conduct. The following offices and designated contact persons provide information, resources and assistance for sexual harassment-related concerns, ranging from one-time incidents to pervasive behavior. Every office is responsible for taking prompt and appropriate action to complaints of sexual harassment involving students, faculty, staff and others on campus, including visitors. Every office takes each allegation seriously and ensures that the situation is properly investigated.

Title IX coordinator

The University has a Title IX coordinator who is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the University’s compliance with Title IX provisions, including:

  1. Conducting investigations of sexual harassment complaints involving all members (student, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors and third parties) of the campus community.
  2. The administration and communication of the complaint and grievance procedures.
  3. Coordination and planning of outreach and education or training to increase awareness and prevention of sexual harassment throughout the campus community.

Evelyn B. Winfield-Thomas, Ph.D.
Title IX Coordinator

Executive Director and Special Assistant to the President
Office of Institutional Equity
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5405 USA
Location: 1220 Trimpe Building
(269) 387-6316
wmich.edu/equity

Title IX deputy coordinators

The University has designated Title IX deputy coordinators who:

  1. Promote and implement Title IX compliance in collaboration with the Title IX coordinator.
  2. Help provide sexual harassment education and awareness.
  3. Communicate and disseminate information about sexual harassment and the complaint and grievance procedures.
  4. Facilitate appropriate referrals for reporting or filing complaints or grievances. It is the responsibility of WMU deputy coordinators to remain abreast of the current Title IX provisions in higher education.

Academic affairs

Kendra Geeslin
Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Director of Business Operations
Extended University Programs
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5230
(269) 387-4200
wmich.edu/offcampus

Nancy B. Mansberger, Ed.D.
Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Director of Academic Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5217 USA
Location: 3100 Seibert Administration Building
(269) 387-4307
wmich.edu/acb

Cathy Smith
Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Administrative Services Specialist
Office of the Provost and Vice President
  for Academic Affairs
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5204 USA
Location: 3000 Seibert Administration Building
(269) 387-2349
wmich.edu/provost

Athletics

Dennis Corbin
Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Associate Athletic Director
Medical and Support Services
Intercollegiate Athletics
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5406 USA
Location: 2134 Brown Football Building
(269) 387-8106
wmubroncos.com

Human resources

Gretta Clay
Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Human Resources Representative
Human Resources
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5217 USA
Location: 1300 Seibert Administration Building
(269) 387-3620
wmich.edu/hr

Student affairs

Suzie Nagel, Ph.D.
Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5348 USA
Location: 2112 Faunce Student Services Building
(269) 387-2152
wmich.edu/studentaffairs