Sexual Misconduct Information

Sexual Misconduct Information

Those subjected to sexual misconduct may elect not to report, or may make a report to one or more of the offices below.

1) The reporting form: 
http://www.uww.edu/dean-of-students/reporting-forms (Or contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Hyer Hall, Room 200; 262-472-1533.) 

2) Confidential Resource 
(This information shall be considered confidential in nature and not disclosed to a third party without the written consent of the reporting individual or unless required by law or court order. But reporting to an additional non-confidential source will negate the confidentiality.) The University Health and Counsel Services (UHCS) provides confidential and free services. http://www.uww.edu/uhcs/about-us/staff-directory

3) Title IX Coordinator
Margaret Wheeler
Office of Human Resources and Diversity
800 W. Main, Hyer Hall Room 330
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: 262-472-1494; wheelerm@uww.edu 

4) UW-Whitewater Police Department
Chief of Police
Goodhue Hall
734 W. Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone 262-472-4660 

5) Individuals have the option to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html


All employees (excluding confidential employees) who witness or become aware of sexual misconduct by law must report using one of the following methods:

For incidents involving students:

1) The reporting form: 
http://www.uww.edu/dean-of-students/reporting-forms 

2) Title IX Coordinator
Margaret Wheeler
Office of Human Resources and Diversity
800 W. Main, Hyer Hall Room 330
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: 262-472-1494; wheelerm@uww.edu 

3) Office of the Dean of Students
Andersen Suite 2130  
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Phone: 262-472-1533

For incidents involving students:

1) The reporting form: 
http://www.uww.edu/dean-of-students/reporting-forms

2) Title IX Coordinator
Margaret Wheeler
Office of Human Resources and Diversity
800 W. Main, Hyer Hall Room 330
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: 262-472-1494; wheelerm@uww.edu 

3) Chief Human Resources Officer
Office of Human Resources and Diversity
800 W. Main, Hyer Hall Room 330
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: 262-472-4672; crowleyj@uww.edu



This committee's purpose is to conduct regular review and assessment of the policies, procedures and practices of the institution, its administration, faculty, staff and students, along with policies issued by the Board of Regents and UW System Administration as it relates to Title IX, Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment and Intimate Partner Violence. 

Objectives:

  • The committee shall review UW System and institutional policies, procedures, notification, disclosures and practices to determine whether students and employees are aware of and utilizing institutional policies and procedures to report, address and respond to sexual misconduct, as defined by institutional policy. 
  • The committee shall request statistical information from campus officials in regard to all reported sexual misconduct cases, review the data in order to identify patterns of behavior or incidents and modify current policies and practices accordingly. 
  • The committee will collaboratively provide assistance and support, as needed, to SAPA, which is responsible for evaluating and assessing the success of the institution's efforts toward prevention, wellness, advocacy and support to the campus community. 
  • The committee will serve in an advisory role and offer guidance to the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators in regard to all forms of sexual misconduct.

The committee membership has representatives from:

  • Whitewater Student Government
  • Faculty Senate
  • Academic Staff Assembly
  • University Staff Council
  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Dean of Students
  • University Police
  • University Housing
  • Human Resources
  • University Health & Counseling
  • Athletics
  • First-Year Experience Office


The committee offers programs and trainings on sexual misconduct to the campus community throughout the year. Please see this page for future events.


Sexual misconduct is a prevalent issue in campus communities and in our society as a whole. Read on to learn ways to support students who are survivor's or victims of sexual assault and support ways to help create a campus climate that is free of sexual assault. 

Sexual Assault Prevention Advisory Committee

You can get involved in the Chancellor's committee to provide guidance regarding on-campus sexual assault prevention efforts.The function of this UW-W administrative committee is to advise the Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator regarding: identifying campus needs for sexual assault prevention efforts; setting biennial goals; designing a campus plan to meet the goals; suggesting departmental responsibilities for implementation; and reviewing progress, as requested by the Coordinator. An annual summary of programming and progress on goals will be submitted to the Dean of Students Office The membership consists of representatives from:
Student Life and First Year Experience, Residence Life, Warhawk Involvement Center, University Health and Counseling Services, University Police, Intercollegiate Athletics, Women's Issues, Sexual Assault Survivors Assistance Team, Faculty Senate (2), Academic Staff Assembly, Whitewater Student Government, Residence Hall Association, Students at Large (2), Association for the Prevention of Family Violence, People Against Domestic and Sexual Abuseif you are interested in becoming a member of the SAPA committee, please contact wellness@uww.edu


Coalition Against Sexual & Interpersonal Violence (CASIV)

Coalition Against Sexual & Interpersonal Violence (CASIV), is a group of UW-Whitewater students who are committed to raising awareness about sexual and dating violence, harassment and stalking. If you are interested in joining this student organization, please email casiv@uww.edu.  CASIV can provide class or group presentations about ways that we can all make a difference in the world to reduce violence. To schedule a presentation, or to partner with CASIV on an event, please email casiv@uww.edu   

Sexual Assault Prevention Advisory Committee

You can get involved in the Chancellor's committee to provide guidance regarding on-campus sexual assault prevention efforts.The function of this UW-W administrative committee is to advise the Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator regarding: identifying campus needs for sexual assault prevention efforts; setting biennial goals; designing a campus plan to meet the goals; suggesting departmental responsibilities for implementation; and reviewing progress, as requested by the Coordinator. An annual summary of programming and progress on goals will be submitted to the Dean of Students Office The membership consists of representatives from:
Student Life and First Year Experience, Residence Life, Warhawk Involvement Center, University Health and Counseling Services, University Police, Intercollegiate Athletics, Women's Issues, Sexual Assault Survivors Assistance Team, Faculty Senate (2), Academic Staff Assembly, Whitewater Student Government, Residence Hall Association, Students at Large (2), Association for the Prevention of Family Violence, People Against Domestic andSexual AbuseIf you are interested in becoming a member of the SAPA committee, please contact wellness@uww.edu.


TITLE IX

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (University) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment and any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") (20 U.S.C. §§1681 et seq. and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106). This prohibition includes any form of sex discrimination, such as sexual harassment and sexual violence. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, which may include sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual violence refers to incidents including sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence. 

Upon receipt of a complaint of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence, the University is committed to responding in order to ensure a safe and equitable educational environment. For more information, please see: https://www.uww.edu/student-handbook/policies-sexual-misconduct

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TITLE IX VIDEO

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