UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Title IX

Title IX

Services Continue During Covid-19

UW-River Falls Title IX team is here to assist you. Regardless of where you are physically, UW-River Falls policies prohibit sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence. You have the right to submit a report at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Title IX Coordinator remains available to assist students during this time and is available during normal office hours to take phone calls and respond to emails. Additionally, the Campus Victim Advocate, from Turningpoint, remains available to offer confidential support and advocacy to students and employees. 

About the Office of Title IX and Compliance

The Office of Title IX and Compliance is part of UWRF's Division of Business and Finance. 

At UW-River Falls, we are committed to preventing and responding to sexual misconduct in order to ensure a safe and equitable educational environment for all. This office is responsible for responding to reports of sexual misconduct, taking prompt action to stop sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects. Because we must all do our part to ensure a safe and equitable educational evnironment, this office regularly collaborates with other campus partners. 

What is Title IX? 

Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972, and it protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Just 37 words long, Title IX provides: 

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the             benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial    assistance."

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sex-based misconduct, relationship violence, discrimination based on pregnancy, and the failure to provide equal opportunities in employment, admissions, or any educational programs or activities.

UW-River Falls adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education, and does not discriminate in its admissions practices, in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex.

Sex discrimination is interpreted by the university to include discrimination based on the following:

  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Sexual orientation

Conduct prohibited by Title IX and UWRF's policy:

  • Sex Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Retaliation
  • Providing false information to a reporting or investigatory office on a Title IX matter
  • Refusal to comply with a reasonable request on a Title IX matter

Title IX’s protection extends to a broad array of university programs, benefits and services, including:

  • Admission/Recruitment
  • Housing
  • Facilities
  • Access to classes
  • Counseling
  • Financial assistance
  • Employment assistance
  • Health insurance
  • Marital or parental status, including pregnancy
  • Athletics
  • Employment
     

 

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UWRF Policy Statement

The mission of University of Wisconsin-River Falls is to provide a teaching, learning and working environment in which faculty, staff, and students can discover, examine critically, preserve, and transmit the knowledge, wisdom, and values that will improve quality of life for all. To promote these institutional values, UW-River Falls is committed to creating and maintaining a community environment that is free from sexual violence and sexual harassment.

NOTE: In accordance with new federal Title IX regulations effective August 14, 2020, the UW‐River Falls policy on sexual violence and harassment is being updated and a revised policy will be posted soon. In the interim, please see the applicable Board of Regent’s policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (Regent Policy Document 14‐2).

AP-06-116 Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
Regent Policy Document 14-2 Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment
Regent Policy Document 14-6 Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
Regent Policy Document 14-8 Consensual Relationships

Suggestions or Concerns about the Title IX Office

The Office of Title IX and Compliance is within the Division of Business and Finance. On Title IX related matters, the Title IX Coordinator & Director of University Integrity and Compliance reports directly to the Chancellor. On all other matters, the position reports to the Assistant Chancellor of Business and Finance. 

If you have any compliments, suggestions, information, or concerns about the Office of Title IX and Compliance, please let us know using this process.