Sexual Misconduct

Title IX


MCW's Commitment

MCW is committed to creating and sustaining a safe learning and working environment where everyone can thrive that recognizes and values the dignity of all members of the MCW community. In furtherance of this commitment and as more fully described below, MCW strictly prohibits Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Retaliation as stated in the Title IX Education Amendments of 1972.

Please review MCW Policy AD.CC.080 ”Prohibiting Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Education Programs” that has significant revisions as a result of new Title IX regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education effective August 14, 2020.

MCW encourages the reporting of prohibited conduct and crimes by any member of the MCW community with knowledge or information concerning a Prohibited Offense in the context of any MCW Educational Activity.


All individuals who believe they have been subjected to or who are accused of Sexual Harassment and other related misconduct are encouraged to and have a right to seek support, utilize available resources, file a formal complaint, and be presumed innocent until a formal grievance process has concluded. MCW is committed to ensuring integrity in its Title IX program and grievance procedure.

In accordance with Title IX, and consistent with MCW’s commitment to ensure a safe learning and working environment, all reports of Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Retaliation are taken seriously. MCW is committed to investigating and adjudicating reports of Sexual Harassment in a timely manner that is fair and equitable to all parties involved.

Reporting a Complaint under Title IX

Reporting a Complaint under Title IX

All Faculty, Staff and Students may make an Official and Formal Report of a Title IX violation to any one of the individuals who are designated as Officials with Authority. MCW will provide supportive resources and follow the Reofficial procedure listed in MCW policy AD.CC.080, Prohibiting Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Education Programs.

The Title IX Coordinator is an Official with Authority and can be contacted as follows:

Katie Kassulke, (414) 955-8668 or email, Reports to the Title IX Coordinator can be made verbally in person, via telephone, and/or in writing using email or mail at any time, including during non-business hours. To provide a report via mail, a party may use the following address for both the Title IX Coordinator or an Official with Authority listed.

Medical College of Wisconsin
(Name of Individual)
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

  • Dave Feller, Director of Public Safety
  • Dr. George MacKinnon, Dean, School of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Ehab Abourashed, Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs, School of Pharmacy
  • Dr. William Hueston, Senior Associate Dean, School of Medicine, Main campus
  • Dr. Jennifer Kusch, Assistant Provost, Student Inclusion and Diversity
  • Dr. Ravi Misra, Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr. Lisa Dodson, Campus Dean, Medical School Regional Campuses, Central Wisconsin Campus
  • Dr. Matthew Hunsaker, Campus Dean, Medical School Regional Campuses, Green Bay Campus
  • Dr. Mike Stout, Program Director, Master of Science in Anesthesia Assistant Program
  • Kimara Ellefson, Interim Vice President of Human Resources and Office of Faculty Affairs
  • Anna Terc, Director of Talent Planning and Development
Training completed by the MCW Title IX Coordinator

Training completed by the MCW Title IX Coordinator

Title IX and COVID-19

Title IX and COVID-19

The Title IX Office remains open and is functioning remotely at this time.

Anyone who would like to make a report of a violation of Title IX or to obtain assistance is encouraged to contact Katie Kassulke, Title IX Coordinator at (414) 955-8668 or email

Anonymous reports may be submitted using the Compliance Reporting Hotline by calling (844) 703-8171.

Reporting Requirements to External Agencies

MCW will report findings of sexual misconduct to external agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), as required for researchers, as well as, through the credentialing process for clinical providers. MCW may also report findings of sexual misconduct to other institutions of higher education and in response to requests for reference information. By accepting employment with MCW, employees agree to be a part of our culture of professionalism and acknowledge that findings may be reported.

MCW Resources

Assistance and Resources

MCW Resources

  • Compliance Reporting Hotline - (844) 703-8171
  • MCW Public Safety
    • Non-emergency - (414) 955-8295
    • Emergency - (414) 955-8299
  • Office of Academic Affairs - (414) 955-8279
  • Office of Human Resources - (414) 955-8668
  • Ombuds Office - (414) 266-8776
  • Office of Student Support Services - (414) 955-8933
  • Office of Student Affairs - (414) 955-8256
  • Employee Assistance Program (Faculty, Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows) - (866) 379-0237
  • Employee Assistance Program (Medical Students, Graduate Students, Residents) - (414) 955-8933, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm | (414) 805-6700 after hours
  • Student Assistance Program - (833) 927-1860

Community Resources

  • Domestic Violence Hotline - (414) 933-2722
  • Milwaukee County Behavioral Health - (414) 257-6995
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office - (414) 278-4788
  • Milwaukee Women’s Center Crisis Hotline - (414) 671-6140
  • National Dating Abuse Helpline - (866) 331-9474
  • Office for Civil Rights - (800) 421-3481 or
  • Sojourner Truth House 24-Hour Hotline - (414) 933-2722
  • Sexual Assault Treatment Centers - (414) 219-5555
  • Women’s Center Inc. 24-Hour Crisis Line - (262) 542-3828
  • 1in6 Online Support for Men