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.