Title IX Mandatory Reporting

October 03, 2016

Campus colleagues,

The safety of our campus community is a top priority. We are all responsible for creating and maintaining a safe and positive learning, living and working environment for students, faculty and staff. As employees, we each hold a position of trust and authority when it comes to creating an environment that is free from sexual harassment or sexual violence.

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, all UW-Whitewater employees are designated as Mandatory Reporters which means as a condition of your employment, you are required to report any knowledge, incident or allegation of sexual misconduct (e.g. sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking) involving a student, employee, contractor or guest. The report may be submitted either online at: http://www.uww.edu/sexual-misconduct-information/reporting-sexual-assault or by email to one of the following:

Paige Reed, Title IX Coordinator, reedp@uww.edu
Artanya Wesley, Dean of Students, wesleya@uww.edu
Judi Trampf, Director of Human Resources & Diversity, trampfj@uww.edu
University Police Services, police@uww.edu

These individuals and departments are here to support you and can address any questions you may have regarding these issues. When submitting a report, please include all details available, even if information was shared with you in confidence (except for professional health or counseling staff or victim advocates). Upon receipt of this information, the Title IX Coordinator will evaluate the information to determine whether certain information should remain confidential while balancing the University's responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for its students, employees and guests.

Online training for employees regarding Preventing Sexual Harassment training can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/hr/employee-training-development/preventing-sexual-harassment. This is mandatory for all new employees. All other employees are encouraged to complete this training every two (2) years. Additional online training regarding Title IX will be offered in the near future.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this notice or your responsibilities, please do not hesitate to contact Paige Reed, Title IX Coordinator at reedp@uww.edu or 262-472-1910.

Thank you for your continued efforts in this matter.

Beverly Kopper