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Sexual Misconduct Policy and Statement

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is bound by, and supports, all applicable laws. The Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 ensures the College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SAVE) of 2013 and Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) ensures that colleges and universities implement policies and programs to prevent sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and hate crimes.

NWTC adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education. NWTC does not discriminate on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, creed, color, sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, ancestry, religion, genetic testing or other applicable legislated categories, in its services, employment programs, and/or its educational programs and activities, including but not limited to admissions, treatment and access. Moreover, NWTC provides assurances that lack of English reading/speaking skills will not be a barrier to admittance and participation in the College.

Employees and students are subject to various federal, state and local laws, which regulate civil and criminal conduct. Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. Sexual assault and harassment are forms of sex discrimination that are prohibited under Title IX. Sexual assault is an act of sexual violence, which involves any form of sexual contact or conduct without a person's consent. Title IX and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act of 2013 ensure that colleges and universities implement policies and programs to prevent sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, relationship based violence, and hate crimes.

Who to contact for assistance

Members of the NWTC community are encouraged to direct Title IX questions, concerns, and complaints to the Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Employee Deputy Coordinator or the Title IX Student Deputy Coordinator. If the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator is alleged to be the person who engaged in discrimination or sexual misconduct, the report may be filed with another of the named offices or with the Vice President of Human Resources or the Vice President of Student Services.

Complaints can also be filed with the NWTC Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The OCR encourages complainants to follow the College’s process prior to filing a complaint with OCR; however, it is not required. Generally, complaints must be filed with OCR within 180 days of the alleged event. Complaints can be filed with OCR via email at ocr@ed.gov and by completing an electronic complaint form at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.

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