Safety & Equity
What Is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients receiving federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Sexual misconduct can have the effect of denying individuals equal access to, and benefit from, UWO programs and activities.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct and will provide all rights and remedies available to victims/survivors of any violation of Title IX or UWO policy, and all rights and due process to anyone accused of any violation of Title IX or UWO policy.
The University may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or because a person made charges, testified or participated, or refused to participate, in any complaint action under Title IX or UWO policy. UWO is committed to providing fair, compassionate, and prompt responses to resolve Title IX sexual harassment and non-Title IX sexual misconduct complaints.
UWO students and employees may not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, pregnancy, marital or parental status or any other category protected by law. UWO prohibits all forms of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct, including but not limited to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and discrimination based on sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
“The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to preventing and promptly responding to any sexual misconduct to ensure a safe and equitable educational environment for all.
“Every member of our UWO community deserves to feel safe, respected, and secure in their academic, professional, and personal pursuits. We owe it to ourselves and our students to work to prevent and stop any form of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct and to hold each other accountable.
“We will reach this goal together by reporting issues we see, hear about or experience, and by acting with care to support all affected individuals. We will do so in compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws, and in keeping with UWO’s mission, to provide high quality academic programs… all delivered in an innovative and inclusive learning environment.”
– Chancellor Andrew Leavitt