Wayne State College offers bystander intervention programming to all new students in an effort to ensure that each member of the campus community is invested in creating a safe campus environment for themselves and others. Program participants are instructed on safe options for preventing harm and intervening when a risk of sexual misconduct exists.
Violence Against Women Act / Clery Training
Incoming students are provided with education and training on awareness and risk reduction of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and consent in compliance with the Violence Against Women Act and the Clery Act.
Ongoing awareness and prevention campaigns are provided throughout the school year to students, faculty, and staff.
The Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges is committed to providing an environment which all students who participate in Wayne State College programs and activities can work together in an atmosphere free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, or violence. Sexual violence and sex harassment are prohibited by law and by Board policy and WSC will not tolerate sexual violence or sex harassment in any form, including, but not limited to, sexual assault; stalking; dating violence; domestic violence; acquaintance, date or stranger rape; non-consensual sexual intercourse; sexual cyber harassment or sexual bullying. WSC will take appropriate action to prevent, correct, and discipline harassing or violent behavior that is found to violate Board policies and principles of equal opportunity and access.
Board Policy 3020 provides guidance for what students should do if they have been victims of sexual violence or sex harassment, and what Wayne State College will do if such violence or harassment occurs. A student alleged to have committed sexual violence or sex harassment can be disciplined under the Code of Student Conduct and/or prosecuted under Nebraska criminal statutes. Additional Board Policies and Collective Bargaining Agreements also apply to employees alleged to have committed sexual violence or sex harassment. A student or employee alleged to have committed unlawful discrimination or harassment can be disciplined under the Code of Student Conduct and/or prosecuted under Nebraska criminal statutes.
Wayne State College is an equal opportunity institution. WSC does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities, including but not limited to admission decisions. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to: