NON-DISCRIMINATION STATUTES RELATIVE TO UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER STUDENTS

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Wisconsin Statute 36.12 provide collectively, and in part, that

No student may be denied admission to participation in, or the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any service, program, course or facility of the (UW) system or its institutions or centers because of the student's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental status.

The Title IX Coordinator for UW-Whitewater is the Executive Director for Equal Opportunity (phone 414-472-4672). Title IX specifically prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions.

  1. CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING WHETHER THE PROHIBITION ON DISCRIMINATION HAS BEEN VIOLATED.

    In determining whether discrimination in violation of Wisconsin Statutes 36.12 or Title IX, has occurred, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater through its Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO), shall apply state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law relevant to the basis of discrimination being alleged, including but not limited to such legal materials and precedents as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, American Disabilities Act, Wis. Stats. 101.223, Wis. Stats. 36.11(3)(a), the United States Constitution, the Wisconsin Constitution, and related regulations and case law. In any case where there is a question as to whether the action or conduct in question violates Wis. Stats. 36.12 or Title IX, the OEO shall consult with institutional legal counsel.


  2. DEADLINE FOR FILING COMPLAINTS.
  3. PROCEDURES AND REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS.


NON-DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provides that "no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives or benefits from Federal financial assistance."

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) states "No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any public entity."

Applicants or students who believe that they may have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability in any campus program, activity or service should contact: Compliance Coordinator, Section 504 and ADA Regulations (non-employment), 1004 Roseman Hall, (414) 472-4711.



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