MCW observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). At MCW, we are committed to a safe learning and working environment.
This year, MCW, through a partnership through Public Safety and the Title IX Steering Committee, will be presenting information and events related to DVAM throughout October.
October 2 – 6: Kickoff Week
- Purple Ribbon Giveaway (All week)
- Ribbons and donation boxes have been placed around campus. Please wear your ribbon throughout DVAM.
- Table Display (All month)
- Stop by outside of Public Safety all month to see displays and receive resources related to DVAM.
- Information on InfoScope and D2L (All month)
- Each week, we will be sharing DVAM information and resources with students, staff and faculty.
October 9 – 13: Awareness Week
- An Open Discussion about Domestic Violence Lunch and Learn – Oct. 9
- Presented by Debra Fields, the Community Education and Prevention Coordinator for the Sojourner Family Peace Center.
- October 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in the HRC Auditorium.
- Bring your own lunch.
October 16 – 20: Wishlist Week
- Donate Wishlist Items (All week)
- Empty Place at the Table Display (through the end of the month)
- Outside of the MCW Cafeteria
- The Empty Place at the Table Display honors those who have been lost to domestic violence with symbolic items.
October 23 – 27: Prevention Week
- Staying Safe During Situational Awareness Lunch and Learn – Oct. 24
- Presented by Jane Dawson, the founder of Get Vicious, a reality-based self-defense program for women and girls.
- October 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in MEB 2050
- Bring your own lunch.
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.
Individuals may report domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, a sex offense, and/or stalking to any of the following:
- 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.
- Law Enforcement Contacts. Victims can contact the following law enforcement agencies directly at:
Milwaukee County Sheriff
10190 West Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
MCW Green Bay - St. Norbert College Campus Safety
Pennings Activity Center, Room 120
290 Reid St
De Pere, WI 54115
MCW Green Bay - De Pere Police Department
325 S Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115
MCW Green Bay - Green Bay Police Department
307 S Adams St
Green Bay, WI 54301
MCW Central Wisconsin - Wausau Police Department
515 Grand Avenue
Wausau, WI 54403
MCW Central Wisconsin - Tomah Police Department
805 Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660
MCW Central Wisconsin - Marshfield Police Department
110 West 1st Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
MCW Central Wisconsin - UW-Stevens Point Protective Services
1925 Maria Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481
MCW Central Wisconsin - Stevens Point Police Department
1515 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481
- 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.
- MCW Title IX Coordinator. MCW’s Title IX Coordinator is Katie Kassulke, Director of Employee 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 the 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.
All MCW faculty and staff are considered to be "responsible employees" 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.
- Employee Assistance Program available to both employees and students
- Mental Health Services available to students
- MCW Compliance Lines (accepts anonymous reports)
- Ombuds Office (414) 266-8776 available for employee
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, residents, 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
Director of Employee Relations/Title IX Coordinator
email@example.com or TitleIXcoordinator@mcw.edu
The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is responsible for receiving reports of sexual misconduct or discrimination.
Deputy Title IX Coordinators representing Faculty, Staff and Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinator representing Residents, MCW - Milwaukee
Director of Risk Management
Deputy Title IX Coordinator representing Graduate Students, MCW - Milwaukee
Neil Hogg, PhD
Associate Dean of Students - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Professor
Deputy Title IX Coordinator representing Faculty, Staff, Residents, and Students, MCW - Central Wisconsin
Campus Administrator, MCW – Central Wisconsin
Student Services Program Manager, MCW – Central Wisconsin
Deputy Title IX Coordinator representing Faculty, Staff, and Medical Students, MCW - Green Bay
Campus Administrator, MCW – Green Bay
Student Services Manager, MCW – Green Bay
Deputy Title IX Coordinator representing Faculty, Staff, and Residents, MCW – Fox Valley
Executive Director and Assistant Professor, MCW – Fox Valley
Deputy Title IX Coordinator representing students in the School of Pharmacy
Director of Enrollment and Student Services
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.
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