UW-Whitewater under federal investigation for handling of sex assaults
UW-Whitewater released the following statement regarding this federal investigation:
A complaint was filed against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. That complaint is currently under investigation and because of thatongoing investigation, we cannot comment further.
UW-Whitewater is concerned about the safety and well being of all its students, faculty and staff, and takes reports of sexual violence and harassment seriously. All reports of sexual or gender-based misconduct are investigated in a timely and effective manner. Complainants are provided with resources, assistance in making reports to law enforcement, options for changing class and work schedules, options for changing living arrangements, and information about counseling and survivor programs. All student complainants are provided with a brochure outlining these rights and a sheet explaining the law enforcement reportingprocess.
There are multiple resources available to educate students and others regarding their rights. UW-Whitewater has a comprehensive Sexual Misconduct Information website and includes information regarding Title IX,institutional policies, investigations, prevention information and reporting at http://www.uww.edu/sexual-misconduct-information
\"Under federal law, sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will or where a person is incapable of giving consent -- including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse and sexual coercion,\" the statement said.