Resource Persons

First Generation College Student ResourcesResource Persons
Students who are first generation college students may seek the assistance and support regarding all issues related to being the first in the family to attend the University from any of the following First Generation Resource Persons. Gerise Herndon
Kathy Wolfe
Rita Lester
Personal Harassment ResourcesResource Persons
Nebraska Wesleyan University is committed to freedom of speech and expression as published in the Code of Student Conduct. As a liberal arts University and an academic community, we affirm the rights of our members to freedom of expression. We also affirm the right of members of our community to an academic and campus living environment in which acts of violence and harassment are not tolerated. Conduct which abuses or degrades another person is inconsistent with the mission and values of the University and will be confronted and challenged as unacceptable.

Persons who feel they have been subjected to acts of violence or personal harassment should refer such incidents to the President of the University, a University Vice President, Provost, Dean, or other designated individuals.

Rev. Eduardo Bousson
Jeri Brandt
Jo Bunstock
Geri Cotter
David Iaquinta

Sexual Violence or Misconduct ResourcesResource Persons
Nebraska Wesleyan will not tolerate sexual violence or misconduct in any form, including acquaintance or date rape, non-consensual sexual intercourse (or attempts to commit same), non-consensual sexual contact, non-disclosure of STD information, or sexual exploitation. Sexual Violence or misconduct is identified as misconduct that will be adjudicated by the University Judiciary, using policies developed specifically to respond to sexual violence and misconduct, if a complaint is filed.

Sexual violence or misconduct resource persons are available to assist any students. A complete copy of the campus judicial procedures for sexual violence or misconduct is also available in the Student Life Office.

Janelle Andreini
Lisa Borchardt
Rev. Eduardo Bousson
Jeri Brandt
Gerise Herndon

LGBTQ ResourcesResource Persons
LGBTQ Resource Persons are available to provide information and support regarding all issues relating to sexual orientation. In an effort to support the NWU Student Declaration, this program helps to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all students. The LGBTQ resource persons listed have identified themselves as individuals who are willing to help students work through a variety of questions and concerns related to gender and sexuality. In addition, there are many other faculty and staff who consider themselves allies to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community. These persons are identified by the “Safe Person, Safe Space” ally cards with the pink triangle, which are displayed in their office spaces. Lisa Borchardt
Jay Scott Chipman
Geri Cotter
Gerise Herndon
Rita Lester
Pregnancy and Child Care Advocacy ResourcesResource Persons
This team, comprised of faculty and staff, provides a mechanism to aid students who face difficulties due to pregnancy or childcare responsibilities. Team members are available to consult with individual students and to foster understanding among faculty and staff about these issues. Further information about the Pregnancy and Childcare Advocacy Team is available in the Women’s Resource Center, Student Health, the Career and Counseling Center, and the Student Life Office. Janelle Andreini
Kathy Benischek
Joan Gilbreth
Lisa Lockman
Kim McLaughlin
Scott Stanfield
Meghan Winchell
Resources for People of ColorResource Persons
The resource persons for people of color are available to provide information and support regarding all issues relating to race and ethnicity. The members listed below are available to help students work through questions and concerns relating to intercultural issues. Further information about the resource persons for people of color is available in the Multicultural Programs Office. Gerise Herndon
Candice Howell
David Iaquinta
Angela McKinney
Yuko Yamada
Sexual Harassment ResourcesResource Persons
Sexual harassment is a violation of the principle that all members of the Nebraska Wesleyan community are treated fairly and equally, with dignity and respect, and thus it is a violation of the freedom of others. It is the policy of Nebraska Wesleyan University that no member of its community may sexually harass another.

Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when (1) submission to such conduct is either an implicit or explicit condition of an individual’s employment or education, (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting the individual, or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment.

It is the responsibility of all members of the Nebraska Wesleyan community to participate in understanding, preventing, and combating sexual harassment. Any activity perceived as sexual harassment should be reported. Any person found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary measures.

By complying with this policy, students, faculty, and staff of Nebraska Wesleyan will help create an environment that is inclusive and conducive to intellectual and personal growth. Students who believe that they may have been sexually harassed may speak with a sexual harassment resource person, or with the Dean of Students. A complete statement of sexual harassment policies and procedures is available in the Academic Affairs Office, the Student Life Office, and the Business Office.

Lisa Borchardt
Rev. Eduardo Bousson
Candice Howell
Brian Keller

Resources for Students with DisabilitiesResource Persons
Nebraska Wesleyan University welcomes people with disabilities to our campus. The University is committed to providing accessibility and reasonable accommodations to all who take part in campus events so that all have equal educational opportunities and full participation in the campus community life.

Nebraska Wesleyan provides equal opportunity to all qualified persons in all areas of University operation, including education, employment, and decisions regarding faculty appointment, promotion or tenure, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, creed, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. View more information in Services for Students with Disabilities.
Janelle Andreini
Geri Cotter
Joan Gilbreth
Berniece Jones
Sandy McBride
Becke Voight
Rita Webb
Spiritual ResourcesResource Persons
Nebraska Wesleyan’s Spiritual Resource Persons help students work through religious and spiritual questions, issues and concerns. They provide a listening ear, and offer suggestions from their own individual perspectives. These persons are scholars and practitioners who value intellectual inquiry and the clash of different ideas and opinions while maintaining their faith and spirituality. They are available to serve as partners in students’ spiritual journeys, and they are also prepared to make referrals to assist students in faith matters. This program is coordinated through the University Ministries office. Matt Kadavy
Kim McLaughlin
Cathy Nelson
Rachel Pokora
Grady Turner
Ira Zeff
Resources for VeteransResource Persons
Students who have served in military in the past or who are currently serving may wish to seek out the following Veterans Resource Persons for assistance and support dealing with the issues of adjusting to University life. Randy Bowdish
Lori Sloup
Larry Hughes
Kathy Corbett
Grady Turner