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Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct - Title IX

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Title IX - Use Your Voice

Use Your Voice is the name of MCW’s Title IX branding focused on prevention and awareness. As a member of the MCW community, the branding encourages you to “Use Your Voice” to address issues of discrimination and violence.

MCW is committed to creating and sustaining a safe learning and working environment that recognizes and values the dignity of all members of the MCW community.

If you have any comments, questions, or further information you would like to share, feel free to contact Katie Kassulke at TitleIXCoordinator@mcw.edu

MCW has developed a Use Your Voice Steering Committee that meets throughout the year to provide recommendations to the Title IX Coordinator regarding ongoing compliance, education and prevention measures relating to Title IX, the Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. View the list of members (PDF).

Respect Training 2019

MCW leadership, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows are required to complete virtual respect training entitled “Respect Training 2019: Anti-Harassment, Non-Discrimination and Employee Responsibilities” by December 13, 2019. (Students, residents, standardized patients and trainees are exempt.)

The training is available using the instructions below and along with your MCW login, and will require approximately 15 minutes to complete.

To access the training, please complete the following steps:

  1. Click on the “My Learning” icon on InfoScope to access the training.
  2. Log in using your MCW username and password.
  3. After logging in, click on “My Plan” under quick links on the right.
  4. Select “Respect Training 2019” under Current Training.
  5. Click the “Launch” button.

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's Commitment

MCW is committed to creating and sustaining a safe learning and working environment 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 domestic violence, dating violence, discrimination based on sex, sexual assault and stalking as stated in the Title IX Education Amendments of 1972 and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

MCW has a LGBTPM student run organization whose mission is to cultivate - through activism, education, and diverse membership - an environment of safety and pride for past, current, and future students, faculty and staff of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

By building support both on and off campus, we will break down barriers of homophobia within the medical community to further combat inequalities facing both physicians and LGBT patients. Membership is free. We welcome all members, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identities, to join us. Visit the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Medicine page for more information.

In accordance with Title IX, and consistent with MCW’s commitment to ensure a safe learning and working environment, all reports of sexual discrimination and sexual violence are taken seriously. Sexual discrimination includes gender inequity as well as all forms of sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, stalking, sexual assault and other acts of sexual violence. MCW will take prompt action to eliminate the sexual discrimination or misconduct, prevent its recurrence and address its effects.

MCW Reporting Procedures & Resources

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Reporting Procedures

Individuals may report domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, a sex offense, and/or stalking to any of the following:

1. Emergencies. To report emergent situations involving any of the above-stated crimes, call 911 or 9-911 from an MCW campus phone. Emergencies on MCW campus may also be reported to MCW Public Safety at (414) 955-8299.

2. Law Enforcement Contacts. Victims can contact the following law enforcement agencies directly at:

Milwaukee County Sheriff
(414) 278-4788
10190 W. Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

MCW Green Bay - St. Norbert College Campus Safety
(920) 403-3299
Pennings Activity Center, Room 120
290 Reid St.
De Pere, WI 54115

MCW Green Bay - De Pere Police Department
(920) 339-4078
325 S. Broadway St.
De Pere, WI 54115

MCW Green Bay - Green Bay Police Department
(920) 391-7450
307 S Adams St.
Green Bay, WI 54301

MCW Central Wisconsin - Wausau Police Department
(715) 261-7800
515 Grand Ave.
Wausau, WI 54403

MCW Central Wisconsin - Tomah Police Department
(608) 374-7400
805 Superior Ave.
Tomah, WI 54660

MCW Central Wisconsin - Marshfield Police Department
(715) 384-3113
110 W. 1st St.
Marshfield, WI 54449

MCW Central Wisconsin - UW-Stevens Point Protective Services
(715) 346-3456
1925 Maria Dr.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

MCW Central Wisconsin - Stevens Point Police Department
(715) 346-1500
1515 Strongs Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

3. MCW Public Safety. Reports may be made by calling MCW Public Safety (414) 955-8299. MCW Public Safety will assist in emergent and non-emergent cases. MCW Public Safety personnel will assist any person who requests assistance with reporting, and will conduct investigative activities as required. Victims also have the right, pursuant to applicable laws, to obtain orders of protection, no contact orders, restraining orders, or similar lawful orders issued by a criminal, civil or tribal court.

4. MCW Title IX Coordinator. MCW’s Title IX Coordinator is Katie Kassulke, Administrative Director of Faculty Relations/Title IX Coordinator. Her office is located in the Human Resources offices at the Research Park Center (RPC), Suite 140. Reports can be made by calling (414) 955-8668, writing (TitleIXcoordinator@mcw.edu) or visiting the office in person.

MCW will keep information about victims confidential, to the extent it can do so while performing investigations and other procedures required by this or other institutional policies, and/or by law.

Retaliation against a complainant for making a report pursuant to this Policy is strictly prohibited.

MCW strongly encourages all members of its community to report these crimes immediately. Victims of any of the above crimes have the right to report such crimes to local law enforcement, and to receive assistance from MCW Public Safety in making such reports, as requested.

Mandatory Reporters

All MCW faculty and staff are considered to be "mandatory reporters" under Title IX and have a duty to immediately report information received regarding incidents of sexual assault/sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sex discrimination to the Title IX Coordinator.

Exceptions include: Employees that learn of an incident through the course of treatment of a patient.

Confidential Resources

  • Employee Assistance Program available to both employees and students
  • Mental Health Services available to students
  • MCW Compliance Lines (accepts anonymous reports) – (844) 703-8171
  • Ombuds Office available for employees – (414) 266-8776

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator is tasked with coordinating efforts to comply with and carry out responsibilities under Title IX. This role is critical in helping a school ensure all faculty, staff, and students are aware of their rights and obligations under Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator serves as the first point of contact for reports of sexual misconduct or discrimination, and this person is responsible for overseeing the investigation process.

MCW Title IX Coordinator

Katie Kassulke
Administrative Director of Faculty Relations/Title IX Coordinator
(414) 955-8668
kkasulk@mcw.edu or TitleIXcoordinator@mcw.edu

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is responsible for receiving reports of sexual misconduct or discrimination.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator representing Graduate Students, MCW – Milwaukee

Neil Hogg, PhD
Associate Dean of Students - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Professor
(414) 955-4012
nhogg@mcw.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator representing Faculty, Staff, and Students, MCW – Central Wisconsin

Theresa Gutsch
Campus Administrator, MCW – Central Wisconsin
(715) 847-0419
tgutsch@mcw.edu

Christopher Knight
Student Services Program Manager, MCW – Central Wisconsin
(715) 847-2058 
ckknight@mcw.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator representing Faculty, Staff, and Medical Students, MCW – Green Bay

Sunny Debelak
Campus Administrator, MCW – Green Bay
(920) 403-4502
sdebelak@mcw.edu

Jennifer Haluzak
Student Services Manager, MCW – Green Bay
(920) 403-4506 
jhaluzak@mcw.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator representing Faculty and Staff, MCW – Fox Valley

Lee Vogel
Executive Director and Assistant Professor, MCW – Fox Valley
(920) 997-8446 
leevogel@mcw.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator representing students in the School of Pharmacy

Shaun Keating
Director of Enrollment and Student Services
(414) 955-2852 
skeating@mcw.edu

Reports of any form of sexual misconduct can be made to the Title IX Coordinator or to the appropriate Deputy Title IX Coordinator as listed above. All complaints will be taken seriously and addressed in a timely manner.

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 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | (414) 805-6700 after hours

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 ocr@ed.gov
  • 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