Sexual Harassment and Federal Title IX

Federal Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, and any other sex-based misconduct, relationship violence, discrimination based on pregnancy, and the failure to provide equal opportunity in all areas of schooling such as admissions, educational programs or activities, and athletics.

In compliance with Title IX, UWM will not tolerate discrimination or harassing conduct that is based on a protected status.

Learn more about the implementation of Title IX at UWM here:

Sexual Harassment Policy

It is the policy of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, consistent with its efforts to foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the University community, that sexual harassment of students and employees in the University of Wisconsin System is unacceptable and impermissible conduct which will not be tolerated (from Resolution #2384 of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System).

Sexual harassment may be described as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical or verbal conduct or expressive behavior of a sexual nature. It may occur in situations where the two parties are of unequal power – such as a professor/student or supervisor/employee situation. It may also involve relationships where the parties are of similar standing, but the behavior creates a difficult, hostile environment for work or study.

For more information and a copy of the complete policy or brochure, contact the Office of Equity / Diversity Services at (414)229-5923 or click here.

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