Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sex-based misconduct, relationship violence, discrimination based on pregnancy, and the failure to provide equal opportunities in employment, admissions, or any educational programs or activities.
UWM adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. UWM does not discriminate in its admissions practices, in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex. UWM is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex and in compliance with Title IX, UWM will not tolerate discrimination or harassing conduct that is based on sex, or any other protected status.
UW System codes and policy changes necessary to be in compliance with the new federal Title IX regulations approved by the UW System Board of Regents and Governor Evers, took effect on August 14, 2020. These changes are temporary; permanent changes will be circulated for public review and comment later this year and will likely take effect in early 2021.
You can review UWM’s full investigatory and disciplinary processes in the following documents:
- Discriminatory Conduct And Consensual Relationships Policy (SAAP 5-1)
- Sexual Violence And Sexual Harassment Policy (SAAP 5-2)
- Emergency Rule Chapter UWS 17 (for Students)
- Emergency Rule Chapter UWS 4 (for Faculty)
- Chapter UWS 6 (for Faculty)
- Emergency Rule Chapter UWS 7 (for Faculty)
- UWM Policies and Procedures Chapter 5 (for Faculty)
- Emergency Rule Chapter UWS 11 (for Academic Staff)
- Policy on Investigation and Resolution of Formal Title IX Complaints (SAAP 5-4)
Additional information for students and employees can be found at UW System Compliance and Integrity Title IX Updates.