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New Title IX Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education Released Final Title IX Regulations, Providing Vital Protections Against Sex Discrimination | U.S. Department of Education on April 19, 2024!  The final regulations are effective on August 1, 2024, and apply to complaints of sex discrimination regarding alleged conduct that occurs on or after that date.  UWO Title IX and The UW System Office are working on an implementation plan for campus rollouts.  New information will be forthcoming as it is available. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Rachel Cromheecke at cromheecker@uwosh.edu and/or TitleIX@uwosh.edu.

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Safety & Equity at UWO

Contact

Rachel Cromheecke
Title IX Coordinator

Microsoft Teams, search name "Cromheecke"
(920) 424-0835
titleix@uwosh.edu
Dempsey Hall Room 337, Oshkosh Campus
Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Prevention

To ensure UWO remains a safe and welcoming place for all students and employees pursuing their personal, professional, and academic goals at UWO, everyone has a part in Title IX. UWO carries out compliance of Title IX, Clery Act, and UWO Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment policy through a coordinated and collaborative system of initiatives, programs, and services that collectively protect educational access, advance gender equity, and prevent and educate about sexual violence. Please see the Support page if you need immediate assistance, the Report page for more information on reporting an incident, and the Education page for more information on sexual assault.

The University continually strives to prevent sexual misconduct including, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation by providing training and educational programming and events for students and employees, and by promptly and compassionately responding to reports of sexual misconduct. UWO has established procedures for reporting and grievance processes for formal complaints. Please see the Policies and Processes pages for more information.

UWO Prevention Programming

New Student Orientation and UWO Guide

During the first week of school, speakers provide prevention education related to sexual activity and college life. The UWO Guide provides practical support (list of services and departments) as well as transition guidance for first year students.

 

Vector LMS

Vector LMS is an online platform the University has chosen to provide sexual assault and prevention training to students. It is a comprehensive Title IX and Clery Act education and training solution that engages students, encourages them to foster healthy relationships, and prepares them to recognize and respond to sexual assault and harassment when it occurs. It is a required training for all students in their first semester at UWO.

 

Stronger and Safer Together Bystander Intervention Program

Based on the work of Alan Berkowitz, UWO holds workshops throughout the year to provide the opportunity to learn and practice safe and effective intervention skills to disrupt unhealthy or unsafe situations. The goal is to collectively create a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus environment.

 

University Police Department

The University police department has a variety of prevention, education, and safety programs including, Safewalk, UWO Go Program, & Crime Prevention Programs.

 

UWO Coordinated Community Response Team

This team coordinates all prevention and intervention efforts, facilitates communication between key campus departments and community partners, ensures messages across efforts are consistent and reinforced and ensures the University response to victims/survivors is seamless, consistent, and supportive.

National Prevention Information & Resources

The U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Violence Against Women

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facts and publications about sexual violence

 

Centers for Disease Control Survey

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

 

Culture of Respect – Ending Campus Sexual Violence

Free programs and tools to deliver prevention programming to students.

 

It’s On Us

Prevention and survivor support

 

Prevent Connect

Prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence

 

NCAA Sports Science Institute Sexual Violence Prevention Toolkit