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 Have a Title IX Coordinator Notice of Non- Discrimination Educate UWW Employees Educate UWW Students Effective Reporting Process Investigate and Respond to Complaints 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
TITLE IX COORDINATING TEAM Team Member:Representative of: Elizabeth Ogunsola, Title IX CoordinatorChancellor’s Office Mary Beth Mackin, Deputy Title IX CoordinatorDean of Students Keri Carollo, Senior Women AdministratorIntercollegiate Athletics Amy Edmonds, Athletic Director Whitney Henley, Wellness Coordinator Intercollegiate Athletics Health & Counseling Services Matthew Kiederlen, Chief/DirectorPolice Services Penny Portman, Professor, HPERCFaculty Senate Representative Ellie Schemenauer, Chair/Associate Professor Faye Skelton, Budget & Policy Analyst Women Studies Office of Budget & Planning Ruth Swisher, Health Services DirectorHealth & Counseling Services Judi Trampf, DirectorHuman Resources & Diversity Terry Tumbarello, Associate DirectorResidence Life
CAMPUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX Have a Title IX Coordinator Notice of Non- Discrimination Educate UWW Employees Educate UWW Students Effective Reporting Process Investigate and Respond to Complaints 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.
CAMPUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX Have a Title IX Coordinator Notice of Non- Discrimination Educate UWW Employees Educate UWW Students Effective Reporting Process Investigate and Respond to Complaints 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
CAMPUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX AND WISC. CH. 22 Have a Title IX Coordinator Notice of Non- Discrimination Educate UWW Employees Educate UWW Students Effective Reporting Process Investigate and Respond to Complaints 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)
CAMPUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX Have a Title IX Coordinator Notice of Non- Discrimination Educate UWW Employees Educate UWW Students Effective Reporting Process Investigate and Respond to Complaints When someone reports a sexual assault: 1.Ensure safety 2.Provide support 3.Offer resources 4.File a report We’ll come back to this in a minute…
CAMPUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER TITLE IX Have a Title IX Coordinator Notice of Non- Discrimination Educate UWW Employees Educate UWW Students Effective Reporting Process Investigate and Respond to Complaints Investigate complaints in a prompt, fair and impartial manner. Both parties can present witnesses and other evidence. 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 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)www.uww.edu/sexual-misconduct-information Let them know that you do have to file a report
Many sexual assault survivors don’t want people to know about the sexual assault. Why might that be? 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 school should take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the report consistent with the request for confidentiality or request not to pursue an investigation. If requesting confidentiality, the victim/survivor should be informed that the 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 Unwanted, sexually offensive words or jokes Unwanted sexual gestures Sexual Pressure/Coercion Usually involves exploitation One person feels pressured to engage in sexual acts Intimidation/Threats Threatening action if sexual acts are not performed Nonconsensual Touch Sexual touch such as groping, grabbing, feeling Occurs without the permission of the person being touched Sexual Violence Sexual Assault Rape Physical Violence
Consent is not the absence of a ‘no,’ but the presence of a ‘yes.’
BYSTANDER (OR UPSTANDER) INTERVENTION Reactive Get police or other authorities involved Tell someone else Get help Ask a friend in a potentially dangerous situation if he/she wants to leave Make sure he/she gets home safely Ask a victim if he/she is okay Provide options and a listening ear Call the campus or local crisis center for support and options Proactive Believe violence is unacceptable and say it out loud Treat people with respect Speak up when you hear people making statements that blame victims Be a knowledgeable resource for victims Don’t laugh at sexist jokes or comments Look out for friends at parties and bars Educate yourself and your friends Attend an awareness event 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
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.