Know Your Rights
MPTC prohibits all forms of illegal discrimination, harassment,intimidation and coercion on campus and at college-relatedactivities and functions. Sexual harassment, assault and otherforms of sexual misconduct are considered a form of genderbaseddiscrimination.
MPTC seeks to create and maintain a campus free from incidentsof sexual misconduct through education, programming, trainingfor students and staff, clear policies and procedures, and consistentactions for any violation of these policies and procedures.
What is Title IX?
When Title IX was enacted by Congress in 1972, it was knownas the law that leveled the playing field for young women inathletics. Now, it is known as the law that is leveling the playingfield for victims (men and women) of sexual misconduct oncollege campuses. Through Title IX, institutions of higher learningare tackling sexual misconduct and changing the conversationaround how we respond, limit and prevent reoccurrencesof those acts. The same institutions are also required by theDepartment of Education to remain in compliance with the newlaws regarding the topics of sexual assault, domestic violenceand stalking.
What is sexual misconduct?
Sexual misconduct includes non-consensual sexual intercourse,non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, interpersonalrelationship violence, sex/gender-based stalking and sexualharassment. While the College utilizes different standards than theWisconsin Code, sexual misconduct often overlaps with crimes ofrape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence.
What to do if you are a witness to sexual misconduct
All employees of MPTC, except the campus counselors, areresponsible for reporting any sexual misconduct they witness orhear about to the Title IX coordinators. All students are encouragedto report any sexual misconduct they witness or hear aboutto the Title IX coordinators, faculty, staff or security. If there is anemergency, dial 911.
What is sexual harassment?
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexualviolence and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual natureconstitutes sexual harassment when the following occurs:
- Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly orimplicitly a term condition of an individualâ€™s employment oracademic success;
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual isused as the basis for employment decisions or academic standingaffecting such individuals; or
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonablyinterfering with an individualâ€™s work/learning performance orcreating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work/learningenvironment.
What is sexual consent?
In Wisconsin, sexual consent is defined as words or overt actions by aperson who is competent to give informed consent indicating a freelygiven agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact. Minors,persons suffering from mental illness or defect which impairs capacityto appraise personal conduct, and persons who are unconscious orfor any other reason are physically unable to communicate unwillingnessto act are presumed unable to give consent. Failure to resist doesnot indicate consent. â€“ Section 940.225 (4).
What is dating violence?
Dating violence is controlling, abusive and aggressive behavior inan intimate relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physicalor sexual abuse, or a combination of these.
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For more information, please contact:
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Dean of Students
Director of Human Resources