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 List of Members (PDF).
MCW observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). At MCW, we are committed to a safe learning and working environment.
This year, through a partnership with Public Safety and the Title IX Steering Committee, MCW will be presenting information and events related to SAAM throughout April. Information will be shared weekly on InfoScope and D2L.
April 2 – 6: Enough is Enough Week
- Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Coffee & Donuts with Public Safety
- Stop by the HRC Lobby for some free Coffee and donuts, as well as informational brochures and the opportunity to talk with a Public Safety Officer.
- Wednesday, April 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bake Sale
- Friday, April 6 – Wear Teal Day for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- Everyone is encouraged to wear teal to show support for survivors of assault and to raise awareness.
April 9 - 13: Clothing Drive Week
- Donate new and gently used men’s and women’s clothing (All Week)
- Milwaukee Women’s Center – Bottomless Closet Milwaukee Women’s Center
- Collection Receptacles are located outside Public Safety
April 16 – 20: Bystander Intervention Week
- Friday, April 20 - Kaleidoscope Lunch-n-Learn (PDF)
- Embrace Your Voice – Become an Agent of Change, presented by Katie Kassulke, director of employee relations & Title IX coordinator
Sexual harassment and sexual assault have received recent attention in the media, but have been longstanding issues affecting a wide array of people.Research indicates that people are more likely to intervene and be an active bystander if they have seen someone else model active bystander behaviors first.Join the discussion about how we can create a culture that promotes safety, respect, equality and accountability which also encourages faculty, staff and students to speak up and interrupt potential acts of harassment or violence.
April 23 – 27: Embrace Your Voice Week
- Monday, April 23 – Decorate jeans to be displayed on National Wear Jeans Day
- Jeans and art supplies will be available outside of the MCW cafeteria for students, faculty, and staff to decorate with positive messages regarding awareness and prevention. Use your voice creatively.
- Wednesday, April 25 – National Wear Jeans Day
- For a donation of $5, employees can wear jeans to work for the day (with the approval of their supervisor). Employees can stop by Public Safety starting April 16 to drop off their donation and pick up a poster to hang in their work area explaining why they are wearing jeans. Cash and checks will be accepted. All proceeds will be donated to the Milwaukee Women’s Center
- Decorated jeans will be on display to commemorate this day.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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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