Video: Student Town Hall on Hate and Harassment

Jan. 20, 2017

Video: Student Town Hall on Hate and Harassment
Participants broke up into small groups for discussions and case studies.

On Jan. 19, Webster University leaders facilitated a town hall with students on Webster's stance and policies and procedures on hate and harassment, followed by small group discussions and case studies. 

Following opening remarks by Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, president, and Julian Schuster, provost, senior vice president, and chief operating officer, the program included remarks from student affairs and other panelists, discussing specific policies, procedures and opportunities for students to get involved.

Among the messages:

• Making it clear that Webster University will not stand for hate and harassment
• Policies and procedures in place to address hate and harassment
• Consequences for violations of University policies
• How to report behavior that violates our policies
• Invitation to help create campaign similar to the University of Michigan’s Expect Respect campaign
• MICSA – role in supporting students and upcoming events
• Bias Incident Reporting Form, upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference, and Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council
• Announcement of new educational series of programs for students on diversity and inclusion
• Small group discussions on case studies

Panel Speakers

See their remarks on policies, resources and opportunities for students in this video.

The panel included:

  • Ted Hoef, associate vice president for student affairs/dean of students
  • Phil Storm, university conduct officer/deputy Title IX coordinator
  • John Buck, associate dean of students/director of housing and residential life
  • Colette Cummings, associate dean of students, director of the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA)
  • Nicole Roach, AVP for diversity and inclusion/director of community engagement
Scenes from the town hall and small group discussions 
Following opening remarks, the panelists led small group discussions and case studies with students. 

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