Carroll University
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Carroll is committed to a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living and working environment for all members of the University community. As part of our commitment to a safe and non-discriminatory campus, Carroll University prohibits Sexual Misconduct in all forms.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education:

"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." Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy

Carroll University's Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy covers all students, faculty, staff, and guests of Carroll University, with a commitment to eliminating, preventing, and addressing the effects of gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct. Carroll University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community. 

Carroll University prohibits all forms of Sexual Misconduct, including Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment, and Retaliation (together “Sexual Misconduct”). This policy applies to all Sexual Misconduct that occurs on campus. It also applies to Sexual Misconduct that occurs off campus, if the conduct occurred in the context of an education program or activity of the University, or when the conduct has continuing adverse effects on campus or in an off-campus education program or activity.

Read the full Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Reporting Options

There are multiple methods for reporting Sexual Misconduct including, but not limited to, the University Title IX Coordinator, law enforcement, to both, or to neither. These reporting options are not exclusive. A Reporting Party may simultaneously pursue criminal and disciplinary action. The University will support Reporting Parties in understanding, assessing and pursuing these options.

All University employees have a duty to report actual or suspected Sexual Misconduct to appropriate officials, though there are some limited exceptions, which are identified in this policy. Employees with a duty to report must share all details of the reports they receive with the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator(s).

Reports regarding any form of Sexual Misconduct may be reported to:

Title IX Coordinator | Suzanne Lidtke
Voorhees Hall 231
262.524.7372
slidtke@carrollu.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students | Elizabeth Brzeski, Senior Director of Student Affairs
Office of Student Affairs 203
262.524.7350
ebrzeski@carrollu.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees | Billy Niklasch, HR Business Partner
Human Resources House 102
262.524.7125
wniklasc@carrollu.edu

Online report form

Carroll University Public Safety 
262.524.7300

Off Campus Reporting | Waukesha Police Department
911 or 262.524.3831

Students and employees may wish to seek confidential assistance in dealing with sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The University has identified the following employees who will maintain confidentiality under the professional license or professional ethics necessary for performing their employed role at the University and are not compelled to report discussions with a victim of the University Sexual Misconduct policy to Title IX Staff.

Confidential Reporting Options:

Carroll University Personal Counselors
262.524.7335

Carroll University Health Center Nurse Practitioners
262.524.7233

Carroll University Chaplain
262.524.7336

For any report under this policy, every effort will be made to respect and safeguard the privacy interests of all individuals involved in a manner consistent with the need for a careful assessment of the allegation and any steps necessary to eliminate the conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. Privacy and confidentiality have distinct meanings under this policy.

Privacy

Information related to a report under this policy will only be shared with those University employees who need to know in order to assist in the active review, investigation or resolution of the report. If the decision is made to pursue disciplinary action against a Responding Party, information related to the report will be shared with the Responding Party equally. Information regarding a report will not be shared with either the Reporting Party’s or Responding Party’s parents or guardians unless: the party is a minor (and sharing is permissible under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); the party has signed a waiver that is compliant with FERPA and grants permission for the report to be shared; or there is an articulable threat to the health or safety of the party or other individuals.

Confidentiality

Information shared with Confidential Resources (specially designated campus or community professionals) will only be disclosed with the individual’s express written permission, unless there is a continuing threat of serious harm to the patient/client or to others or there is a legal obligation to reveal such information.

Records

The Title IX Coordinator will maintain records of all reports under this policy and their outcomes.

Release of Information

If a report of Sexual Misconduct discloses a serious and immediate threat to the campus community, Carroll University Public Safety will issue a timely notification to protect the health or safety of the community as required by the Clery Act. The notification will not include identifying information about a Reporting Party.

Pursuant to the Clery Act and the 2013 Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act, anonymous statistical information regarding reported criminal incidents must be shared with Carroll University Public Safety for inclusion in the Daily Crime Log. This information will also be included in the University’s Annual Security Report. The University may also share aggregate and not personally identifiable data about reports, outcomes, and sanctions.

No information, including the identity of the parties, will be released from such proceedings except as required or permitted by law or University policy.

Title IX Inquiries

Inquiries concerning Title IX may be referred to:

Title IX Coordinator | Suzanne Lidtke
100 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186
Voorhees Hall 231
262.524.7372
slidtke@carrollu.edu

Office for Civil Rights
500 W. Madison St, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661
312.730.1560
OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

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