UWM’s Title IX Office receives reports of sexual misconduct involving the UWM community, coordinates supportive measures, provides information about response options, and conducts or oversees related investigations. All of these duties are guided by a trauma-informed approach that also embraces principles of equity and ensures due process.
The name of the office refers to Title IX of the U.S. Department of Education’s Educational Amendments of 1972, which states: “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.” On this basis, institutions of education must operate in a non-discriminatory manner in regard to sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Assistants who believe they have been the target of sex-based discrimination or sexual harassment are encouraged to report to UWM’s Title IX Office. The Title IX Office also has a wide range of resources available for those who have questions or need further guidance.