Address: 3910 West Campus Drive, Dept. 2127 Ogden, UT 84408-2127
Location: Shepherd Union: Room 323
Fall Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m
firstname.lastname@example.org (to be contacted by an Advocate)
We will also be serving our students virtually during business hours. Our virtual services include: advocacy appointments (on request), programming and resource referrals. You may access us online through email@example.com. If you'd prefer a virtual appointment, please let us know.
The WSU Women’s Center advocates for the best educational experience for all by addressing systemic oppression, empowering communities, and working toward a shared vision of gender equity in pursuit of a safe, inclusive, and compassionate campus.
We enact our values of gender equity, intersectionality, and advocacy through our three programs: Safe@Weber Violence Prevention & Advocacy Services, Education & Empowerment, and Leadership & Engagement.
Safe@Weber Advocacy Services
We know that experiencing harassment or violence can have a negative impact on your academic success and/or safety on campus, regardless of when it happened, where it occurred, or who perpetrated it. We want to help you access resources that can lead to healing and continued success at Weber State University.
Safe@Weber Advocacy Services provides confidential support for survivors needing help in any aspect of life impacted by sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic or dating violence, and stalking. Our certified and trauma-informed advocates will listen to you, believe you, and guide you through your options. Whatever you choose to do next, we strive to ensure you feel safe and supported.
Anyone at Weber State who is a victim/survivor or has experienced discrimination, harassment, or violence can access Advocacy Services through Safe@Weber. Advocacy Services are available to everyone, inclusive of sex, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation.
The Women's Center staff is not required to report discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct to the Office of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity unless the victim/survivor wants our support in reporting to the institution. We are Campus Security Authorities and we do have to share some limited information with the Weber State Police about crimes committed on campus. Come talk to us so we can tell you more!
Advocacy Services include:
- Developing a safety plan by identifying resources and strengths and assistance with supportive measures such as no-contact directives and class/housing changes, etc.
- Assistance with reporting sexual misconduct (sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking) to the WSU Office for Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity (Title IX coordinators) and reporting crimes to Weber State Police Department or another law enforcement agency.
- Support such as advocacy during institutional and law enforcement investigations (including presence during interviews and court appearances), assistance with institutional petitions, assistance with civil orders such as domestic/dating violence protective orders and stalking injunctions and referrals to counseling, medical services, legal and financial resources and distribution of the Safe@Weber Emergency Survivor Fund.
How to Get Help
Safe@Weber Advocacy Services is located within the Women’s Center (Shepherd Union Room 323) and an Advocate can meet you anywhere you’re comfortable on campus. Contact the Safe@Weber Advocates at 801-626-6090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also come by the Women’s Center to set up an appointment with the front desk reception. Safe@Weber Advocacy Services are available Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you want to report a crime that happened on campus, including sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, or stalking, you may do so by contacting Weber State police at 801-626-6460 or 911, or anonymously at their "Report a Clery Act Crime" form. You can include your name and contact information as a victim/survivor but are not obligated to do so. The Safe@Weber Advocate can assist in reporting to law enforcement.
Weber State University Police Department also offers the Code Purple app. You will still receive Code Purple text, phone call and email alerts separately without this new app, but it has many useful features like texting directly with a dispatcher, or Virtual Walk Home which allows you to let campus police monitor your location if you're in a potentially unsafe situation, until you feel comfortable. All app features are available when connected to cell phone service or Wi-Fi. More information is available at the Code Purple website.
If you want to report discrimination or harassment prohibited under PPM 3-32 (Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct), you may do so by contacting the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AA/EO). Other policies relevant to reporting are PPM 6-22 (Student Code) and PPM 5-36a (Safety, Response and Reporting). The Safe@Weber Advocate can assist in reporting violations of these policies to the appropriate office.
→Community Confidential Resources
YCC Family Crisis Center (Weber & Morgan counties)
24/7 Crisis Line: 801-392-7273
Safe Harbor (Davis county)
24/7 Crisis Line: 801-444-9161
Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault
24/7 Rape Crisis and Info Hotline: 1-888-421-1100
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
24/7 LINK Line: 1-800-897-LINK (5465)