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Title IX

Resource Guide

The Title IX resource guide includes the University's Title IX contacts, confidential resources, as well as how to report an incident.

Where to go for help

If you, or someone you know, has been sexually assaulted, you are encouraged to speak with someone about it immediately. The following offices can provide confidential assistance:

Confidential Resources

Counseling Services
Old Library 2122
(715) 836-5521

Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault (CASA)
Old Library 2119
(715) 836-4357
casa@uwec.edu

Reporting an Incident

File a report of sexual assault

An Official Report can be filed by any person wishing to initiate an investigation into an incident of sexual assault or sexual violence. Students are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator to file an official complaint.

All employees who are not confidential resources (listed above) are required to make an official report when they learn of a sexual assault. If you come into contact with a student who has been a victim of a sexual assault, be compassionate and supportive. If the topic of sexual violence is raised, inform the student that you are not able to provide confidential assistance. Direct students to the appropriate resources listed above and complete the Reporting Form linked above.

All individuals have the right to file a police report by contacting UW-Eau Claire Police.

What is it and What to do?

Any sexual contact without consent is sexual assault. That includes incidents involving the use of force, the threat of force, coercion, and/or intoxication.

Sexual assault is not limited to certain communities, locations, or people. Everyone needs to be aware of what sexual assault is. Sex without consent is not accidental: it is sexual assault.

The University urges victims to seek immediate help and to report the crime through one of several mechanisms outlined below. Your confidentiality can be maintained, and the information might prevent other individuals from being victimized.

UW-Eau Claire Title IX Policy can be found here.

Title IX and Sexual Assault

Title IX's prohibition against sex discrimination is for the protection of students, faculty, and staff in federally funded education programs. The law applies to every aspect of the program, such as admissions, recruitment, academics, employment, athletics, and student services. Title IX's broad prohibition against sex discrimination also includes sexual harassment and sexual assault. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.

Title IX based grievances may be filed with the UW-Eau Claire Affirmative Action Office, the State of Wisconsin Affirmative Action and Civil Rights Compliance Office, or the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Legal Definitions of Sexual Assault in the State of Wisconsin:

First degree sexual assault - Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class B felony:

(a) Has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with another person without consent of that person and causes pregnancy or great bodily harm to that person.

(b) Has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with another person without consent of that person by use or threat of use of a dangerous weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to lead the victim reasonably to believe it to be a dangerous weapon.

(c) Is aided or abetted by one or more other persons and has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with another person without consent of that person by use or threat of force or violence.

Second degree sexual assault - Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class C felony:

(a) Has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with another person without consent of that person by use or threat of force or violence.

(b) Has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with another person without consent of that person and causes injury, illness, disease or impairment of a sexual or reproductive organ, or mental anguish requiring psychiatric care for the victim.

(c) Has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who suffers from a mental illness or deficiency which renders that person temporarily or permanently incapable of appraising the person's conduct, and the defendant knows of such condition.

(cm) Has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who is under the influence of an intoxicant to a degree which renders that person incapable of appraising the person's conduct, and the defendant knows of such condition.

(d) Has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who the defendant knows is unconscious.

(f) Is aided or abetted by one or more other persons and has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with another person without the consent of that person.

(g) Is an employee of a facility or program under s. 940.295 (2) (b), (c), (h) or (k) and has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who is a patient or resident of the facility or program.

(h) Has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with an individual who is confined in a correctional institution if the actor is a correctional staff member. This paragraph does not apply if the individual with whom the actor has sexual contact or sexual intercourse is subject to prosecution for the sexual contact or sexual intercourse under this section.

(i) Has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with an individual who is on probation, parole, or extended supervision if the actor is a probation, parole, or extended supervision agent who supervises the individual, either directly or through a subordinate, in his or her capacity as a probation, parole, or extended supervision agent or who has influenced or has attempted to influence another probation, parole, or extended supervision agent's supervision of the individual. This paragraph does not apply if the individual with whom the actor has sexual contact or sexual intercourse is subject to prosecution for the sexual contact or sexual intercourse under this section.

Third degree sexual assault 

Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person without the consent of that person is guilty of a Class G felony. Whoever has sexual contact in the manner described in sub. (5) (b) 2. with a person without the consent of that person is guilty of a Class G felony.

Fourth degree sexual assault

Except as provided in sub. (3), whoever has sexual contact with a person without the consent of that person is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

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