OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

Report
OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX & RESPONDING TO
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
SUPPORTING AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS FREE FROM VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT
YOUR PRESENTERS:
 Elizabeth Ogunsola, Title IX Coordinator
 Theresa DeWalt, Psychologist
TODAY’S AGENDA
 What’s going on with UWW students?
 What is Title IX? More than sports!
 Our duties as UW-Whitewater Employees
 Helping Whitewater students during some
tough times…
WHAT’S GOING ON WITH UWW STUDENTS?
UWW STUDENT STORY…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi42i91IlGw&feature=youtu.be
STATS AT UW-WHITEWATER
From UWW student data, within the last 12 months:

5.7% were sexually touched without their consent

1.6% were sexually penetrated without their consent

5.9% were a victim of stalking

10.4% have been in an emotionally abusive intimate relationship

1.7% have been in a physically abusive intimate relationship

1.2% have been in a sexually abusive intimate relationship
20% of respondents know someone who has sexually assaulted someone
else and 5% have worried that they have sexually assaulted someone else.
Statistics from the Spring 2013 administration of the National College Health Assessment.
VISUALIZING THE NUMBERS
Another way to think about it…
Out of 12,034 students, in the last 12 months:

686 were sexually touched without their consent

193 were sexually penetrated without their consent

710 were a victim of stalking

1,252 have been in an emotionally abusive intimate relationship

205 have been in a physically abusive intimate relationship

144 have been in a sexually abusive intimate relationship
*Numbers are extrapolated from the data gathered through the National College
Health Assessment and do not reflect reports made to UW-Whitewater.
Statistics from the Spring 2013 administration of the National College Health Assessment.
THE STATS MAY BE WORSE…
 Between 20% and 25% of women will experience a
completed and/or attempted rape during their college
career.
 More than half or raped college women tell no one of
their victimization.
 80% of sexual assault and rape victims are under the
age of 30.
*Department of Justice Statistics
POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF SEXUAL/INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE AND
HARASSMENT?
TITLE IX
ELIZABETH OGUNSOLA, TITLE IX COORDINATOR
TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972
“No person in the United States shall, on the
basis of sex, be excluded from participation in,
or denied benefit of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any education program or
activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
IMPORTANCE OF TITLE IX
Meeting Title IX obligations is a requirement. If UWW
does not meet these obligations, we are not only doing
our students a great disservice, we are also at risk for
fines, penalties and lawsuits.
CAMPUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX
The coordinator
oversees complaints,
identifies problems
and helps students,
law enforcement and
handles Title IX
Concerns.
UWW Coordinator:
Elizabeth Ogunsola
Deputy Coordinator:
Mary Beth Mackin
Have a Title IX
Coordinator
Notice of
NonDiscrimination
Educate
UWW
Employees
Investigate and
Respond to
Complaints
Effective
Reporting
Process
Educate
UWW
Students
TITLE IX COORDINATING TEAM
Team Member:
Representative of:
Elizabeth Ogunsola, Title IX Coordinator
Chancellor’s Office
Mary Beth Mackin, Deputy Title IX Coordinator Dean of Students
Keri Carollo, Senior Women Administrator
Intercollegiate Athletics
Whitney Henley, Wellness Coordinator
Health & Counseling Services
Matthew Kiederlen, Chief/Director
Police Services
Penny Portman, Professor, HPERC
Faculty Senate Representative
Faye Skelton, Budget & Policy Analyst
Office of Budget & Planning
Ruth Swisher, Health Services Director
Health & Counseling Services
Judi Trampf, Director
Human Resources & Diversity
Terry Tumbarello,Associate Director
Residence Life
CAMPUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX
We don’t
discriminate on the
basis of sex in our
education program
and activities.
Discrimination has
no place on our
campus.
Posters are available
and more info is on
our website.
Have a Title IX
Coordinator
Notice of
NonDiscrimination
Educate
UWW
Employees
Investigate and
Respond to
Complaints
Effective
Reporting
Process
Educate
UWW
Students
CAMPUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX
UWW EMPLOYEES
need to:
1. Understand the
definitions for
sexual violence,
dating/domestic
violence, stalking
and harassment
2. Know how to
respond to a
survivor/victim
3. Identify resources
that are available
4. Know how to
report
Have a Title IX
Coordinator
Notice of
NonDiscrimination
Educate
UWW
Employees
Investigate and
Respond to
Complaints
Effective
Reporting
Process
Educate
UWW
Students
CAMPUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX AND WISC. CH. 22
UWW STUDENTS
need to:
1. Understand the
definitions for sexual
violence,
dating/domestic
violence, stalking,
harassment and
consent
2. Identify resources
that are available
3. Know the rights of
victims
4. Know of protective
behaviors (focus on
bystander
intervention)
Have a Title IX
Coordinator
Notice of
NonDiscrimination
Educate
UWW
Employees
Investigate and
Respond to
Complaints
Effective
Reporting
Process
Educate
UWW
Students
CAMPUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX
When someone
reports a sexual
assault:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Have a Title IX
Coordinator
Notice of
NonDiscrimination
Educate
UWW
Employees
Investigate and
Respond to
Complaints
Effective
Reporting
Process
Educate
UWW
Students
Ensure safety
Provide support
Offer resources
File a report
CAMPUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX
Investigate complaints in a
prompt, fair and impartial
manner.
Both parties can present
witnesses and other
evidence.
Have a Title IX
Coordinator
Notice of
NonDiscrimination
Educate
UWW
Employees
Investigate and
Respond to
Complaints
Effective
Reporting
Process
Educate
UWW
Students
We look for patterns of
behavior.
A preponderance of
evidence is used to
determine the outcome.
We take steps to prevent
recurrence of any
harassment.
OUR DUTIES AS UW-WHITEWATER EMPLOYEES
REPORTING AND RESPONDING TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
EMPLOYEE OBLIGATIONS
 Complete training on sexual harassment (online) and sexual assault
 Complete the reporting form whenever a student, faculty, or staff
member reports a case of sexual misconduct (sexual assault, dating
violence, stalking, harassment)
 Call the police if you become aware of any cases of child abuse or
suspected child abuse.
REPORTING – WHO, WHAT, WHERE?
 Sexual Misconduct and Crime: Dean of Students Office Webpage

http://go.uww.edu/reportassault

http://go.uww.edu/reportcrime
 Child Abuse

Call 911 or the non-emergency police number. Be sure to report this!
SOME NOTES ON WORKING WITH VICTIMS/SURVIVORS
 Be present – listen before reacting
 Acknowledge what happened and let the person know you care (“I’m so sorry this happened to you)
 Suspend the need to fix or to control the situation – avoid asking lots of questions about sensitive topics
 Ensure safety
 Ask what is needed
 Let the person know that there are resources to help (www.uww.edu/sexual-misconduct-information)
 Let them know that you do have to file a report
SOME NOTES ON CONFIDENTIALITY…
Many sexual assault survivors don’t want people to know
about the sexual assault.
Why might that be?
SOME NOTES ON CONFIDENTIALITY…
Guidance from OCR:
If the victim/survivor requests confidentiality, or requests that the report not be
pursued,
the
schoolassault
should take
all reasonable
stepswant
to investigate
andto
respond
Many
sexual
survivors
don’t
people
know
to the report consistent with the request for confidentiality or request not to
pursue an investigation. about the sexual assault.
If requesting confidentiality, the victim/survivor should be informed that the
Why
might that be?
school’s ability to respond will
be limited.
RESPONDING TO SURVIVORS/VICTIMS
INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT UWW
SEXUAL VIOLENCE CONTINUUM
Words/Gestures/Jokes
Sexual Pressure/Coercion
Intimidation/Threats
• Unwanted, sexually offensive
words or jokes
• Unwanted sexual gestures
• Usually involves exploitation
• One person feels pressured to
engage in sexual acts
• Threatening action if sexual
acts are not performed
Nonconsensual Touch
Sexual Violence
• Sexual touch such as groping,
grabbing, feeling
• Occurs without the permission
of the person being touched
• Sexual Assault
• Rape
• Physical Violence
Consent is not the absence of a ‘no,’
but the presence of a ‘yes.’
WHY BYSTANDER INTERVENTION?
Perpetrators
Victims
Bystanders
BYSTANDER (OR UPSTANDER) INTERVENTION
Reactive
Proactive
 Get police or other authorities involved
 Believe violence is unacceptable and say it out loud
 Tell someone else
 Treat people with respect
 Get help
 Speak up when you hear people making statements
 Ask a friend in a potentially dangerous situation if
he/she wants to leave
that blame victims
 Be a knowledgeable resource for victims
 Make sure he/she gets home safely
 Don’t laugh at sexist jokes or comments
 Ask a victim if he/she is okay
 Look out for friends at parties and bars
 Provide options and a listening ear
 Educate yourself and your friends
 Call the campus or local crisis center for support
 Attend an awareness event
and options
 Empower victims to tell their stories
NEW PROGRAMS FOR FALL 2014
 Agent of Change
 Sex Signals
 Jeff Bucholtz
Meets monthly (Fall 2014 – Tuesdays at 2pm)
Contact Whitney Henley for more information ([email protected])
THE END!
UW-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual,
the growth of personal and professional integrity, and respect for
diversity and global perspectives.
It’s our responsibility under Title IX – and our commitment as caring educators –
to help our students feel safe and supported and to continue UW-Whitewater’s
tradition of providing an exceptional learning experience.

similar documents