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Sexual Misconduct Policy

Fox Valley Technical College prohibits all forms of illegal gender and sex-based discrimination, which includes acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. FVTC has a zero tolerance policy for gender and sex-based discrimination, and seeks to create and maintain a campus free from sexual misconduct.  Consistent with Title IX and other applicable laws, FVTC implements this policy to prevent sexual misconduct.  The information on this page is designed to provide resources to assist students, staff, guests or visitors regardless of where the misconduct took place. 

General Information

Resources

On campus, Counseling and Advising Services is able to help you by providing private counseling and support while you weigh options and work through any reporting or conduct processes that may be ahead. While absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, you can be assured that only those staff members who need to know information to keep you and/or the campus community safe will been informed.  In many cases, the details that you share with the counselor will not need to leave the room.

If a student or employee desires that details of the incident be kept confidential, they should speak with one of several off campus resources.

  • Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services:  1-800-261-5998
  • 920-729-5727  Neenah
  • 920-235-5998  Oshkosh
  • Harbor House Domestic Violence Services:  1-800-970-1171 or  920-832-1666
  • Harbor House Calumet County Outreach:  920-849-7819
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Center:  920-733-8119
  • National Sexual Assault Helpline:  1-800-656-HOPE
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-SAFE
  • Reach Counseling Services:  920-426-1460
  • Waupaca County:  1-800-472-3377 or 715-256-1136
  • Waushara County:  1-800-472-3377 or 920-787-3949
  • Winnebago County:  920-729-5727 

Reporting

All incidents should be reported promptly but at most within 300 days.  Incident Report forms must be signed and dated by the student or employee filing the report. 

Reports of policy violations will identify the accused individual and describe the conduct, incident(s), or occurrence(s), time, date, and location, which form the basis for the complaint and name(s) of person(s) involved, any witnesses and the relief sought.

A student of the College may report an incident of sexual misconduct to:

Jayme Bowman, Security Services Manager, (920) 735-5691 or  bowman@fvtc.edu

Derek Reiter, Security Services Coordinator, (920) 993-5177 or reiterd@fvtc.edu

If any student complaint is made to a faculty or staff member, the faculty or staff member is required to inform the student of available services and should immediately contact Jayme Bowman, or, in her absence, Derek Reiter, who will notify the Title IX Coordinator.  

An employee of the College should report an incident of sexual misconduct to:

Susan Kaufman, Manager, Human Resources, (920) 735-2574 or kaufmans@fvtc.edu

Jaye Ciontea, Human Resources, (920) 735-4722 or cionteaj@fvtc.edu

If an employee reports a violation to a supervisor, manager or administrator, the person to whom the report is made must immediately notify Susan Kaufman or in her absence, Jaye Ciontea, who will notify the Title IX Coordinator.   

Any incident report involving a complaint directed at a Vice President of the College may be filed directly with the President.  Any incident report involving a complaint against the President may be filed directly with the Chair of the Board of Trustees.

All incidents of sexual misconduct will be taken seriously by the institution when formally reported, and those incidents will be investigated and properly resolved through administrative procedures. 

Off Campus Confidential Reporting
If a student or employee desires that details of the incident be kept confidential, they should speak with one of several off campus resources.

  • Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services:  1-800-261-5998
  • 920-729-5727  Neenah
  • 920-235-5998  Oshkosh
  • Harbor House Domestic Violence Services:  1-800-970-1171 or  920-832-1666
  • Harbor House Calumet County Outreach:  920-849-7819
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Center:  920-733-8119
  • National Sexual Assault Helpline:  1-800-656-HOPE
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-SAFE
  • Reach Counseling Services:  920-426-1460
  • Waupaca County:  1-800-472-3377 or 715-256-1136
  • Waushara County:  1-800-472-3377 or 920-787-3949
  • Winnebago County:  920-729-5727 

What is a Title IX Coordinator?

Fox Valley Technical College has appointed two Title IX Coordinators to oversee all possible complaints of sexual discrimination, including allegations of sexual misconduct. All school districts, colleges and universities receiving Federal financial assistance must designate at least one Title IX Coordinator and publish the name, office address, telephone number and email address of this employee or employees. Throughout this procedure, the “Title IX Coordinator” will be referred to.  If you have any questions regarding this procedure or would like to speak with a Title IX Coordinator, you may contact either employee. Fox Valley Technical College’s Title IX Coordinators are: 

 

Therese Nemec
Office: Room G118D, Appleton Campus
920-735-4765
nemec@fvtc.edu

 

Shannon Gerke Corrigan
Office: Room E120O, Appleton Campus
920-735-4796
gerkecor@fvtc.edu

 

Title IX Questions? 
Email TitleIX@fvtc.edu

Title IX Compliance Team

Dr. Patti Jorgensen, Vice President of Student and Community Development, jorgensp@fvtc.edu, 920-735-5649

Susan Kaufman, Associate Director, Human Resources, kaufmans@fvtc.edu, 920-735-2574

Therese Nemec, Director, Instructional Excellence, nemec@fvtc.edu, 920-735-4765

Jayme Bowman, Manager, Security Services, bowman@fvtc.edu, 920-993-5138

Tony Duff, Manager, Student Conduct, duff@fvtc.edu, 920-225-5913

Shannon Gerke Corrigan, Manager, Co-Curricular & Student Engagement, gerkecor@fvtc.edu, 920-735-4796

Anthony Miller, Scholars for Success Coordinator, Diversity & Inclusion Services, millerii@fvtc.edu, 920-735-4706

Information For Students

What are my rights when I report?

The person filing the incident report and the accused have rights in any process conducted under these procedures by the College:

  1. The opportunity/right to speak on one’s own behalf.

  2. To be accompanied by an advisor or support person who may take notes and advise the complainant, but who may not otherwise participate.

  3. To provide names of witnesses who can speak about the alleged conduct at issue.

  4. To present evidence on one’s own behalf.  Individuals should retain all evidence which may be relevant including documents, texts, e-mails, digital messages and the like.

  5. To report incidents to law enforcement.

  6. Non-retaliation for having filed an incident report or participating in the investigation.

  7. The right to a written report on the decision of the investigator including an explanation of the alleged violations of this policy, sanctions and remedies, if any.

  8. If the person conducting the investigation utilizes an informal process, either the person filing the incident report or the accused may request at any time that the case be resolved through the formal investigation and subsequent appeal process.

  9. To appeal the outcome of the investigation.

  10. In the event of an appeal by either party:

    To receive a copy of the appeal.

    To receive a written decision on the appeal. 

    To review any written statement that will be offered by the other party at a hearing (if a hearing is held) or proceeding prior to the time that it is offered (to the greatest extent possible and consistent with FERPA or other applicable law);

    To attend the entire hearing or other proceedings, (if a hearing is held), in such manner as may be designated by the College, except for the deliberation phase.

What Resources Are Available?

On campus, Counseling and Advising Services is able to help you by providing private counseling and support while you weigh options and work through any reporting or conduct processes that may be ahead. While absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, you can be assured that only those staff members who need to know information to keep you and/or the campus community safe will been informed.  In many cases, the details that you share with the counselor will not need to leave the room.

If a student or employee desires that details of the incident be kept confidential, they should speak with one of several off campus resources.

  • Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services:  1-800-261-5998
    • 920-729-5727  Neenah
    • 920-235-5998  Oshkosh
  • Harbor House Domestic Violence Services:  1-800-970-1171 or  920-832-1666
  • Harbor House Calumet County Outreach:  920-849-7819
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Center:  920-733-8119
  • National Sexual Assault Helpline:  1-800-656-HOPE
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-SAFE
  • Reach Counseling Services:  920-426-1460
  • Waupaca County:  1-800-472-3377 or 715-256-1136
  • Waushara County:  1-800-472-3377 or 920-787-3949
  • Winnebago County:  920-729-5727 

What happens when there is a report of sexual misconduct?

The formal investigation, which normally will start within 48 hours of receipt of the incident report (2 college business days) typically, will include the following actions:

  1. Initial meeting with person filing the incident report to:

    1. Review the written incident report;

    2. Collect or request all relevant evidence and documents;

    3. Review  rights and options with respect to the incident reported;

    4. Review relevant interim protective measures.

  2. Initial meeting with the person(s) accused

    1. Review  the written  incident report;

    2. Collect or request all relevant evidence and documents;

    3. Review of rights and options with respect to the incident reported;

    4. Review of relevant interim protective measures.

  3. Meetings with witness(es) with knowledge of events.

  4. Review of all relevant documentation

  5. Follow-up meeting(s) or contact(s) with the person filing the incident report and the accused to ascertain additional information, to clarify information and to update on the status of the investigation process. 

  6. The person conducting the investigation may, except in cases involving sexual violence, seek to mediate a resolution to the matter.

  7. At the conclusion of the investigation, the person conducting the investigation will retain all records and notes of the investigation.

  8. The person conducting the investigation shall prepare a written report, including the summary of findings and outcomes, including sanctions or remedial actions.  The person conducting the investigation may use college resources, including peers or colleagues trained in Title IX proceedings, to assist in the preparation of the written report.  

  9. Thereafter, a copy of the summary of findings, including any sanctions and remedies, will be provided to the individual filing the incident report and the accused.

Depending on the nature of the incident report, the complexity of the issues and events, number and availability of witnesses, the amount of information to be gathered and reviewed and other factors, the College will attempt to complete the investigation in 20 to 60 calendar days.  Additional time may be necessary in order to conduct a fair and equitable investigation.   The person filing the incident report and the accused will be informed periodically of the status of the investigation.

While the College will exercise reasonable diligence in complying with the timelines and procedures outlined, deviations may occur in order to meet the intent of the policy or to ensure the fair and equitable resolution of a reported incident.   The person filing the incident report or the accused should report any procedural error or deficiency to the Conduct Officer or Director, Human Resources, or it shall be deemed waived.   A procedural error or deficiency shall not require an outcome in favor of the person allegedly disadvantaged by the error.   

Information for Staff

What are the requirements if a student reports an incident to me?

If a student tells you that they have been the victim of sexual harassment, stalking, sexual assault, domestic violence or dating violence, you are required to report it to Campus Security.  For full details of reporting, please follow the reporting procedures located in the Sexual Misconduct Procedure document located under Important Policies & Procedures. 

What are my rights if I am a victim of sexual misconduct?

The person filing the incident report and the accused have rights in any process conducted under these procedures by the College:

  1. The opportunity/right to speak on one’s own behalf.

  2. To be accompanied by an advisor or support person who may take notes and advise the complainant, but who may not otherwise participate.

  3. To provide names of witnesses who can speak about the alleged conduct at issue.

  4. To present evidence on one’s own behalf.  Individuals should retain all evidence which may be relevant including documents, texts, e-mails, digital messages and the like.

  5. To report incidents to law enforcement.

  6. Non-retaliation for having filed an incident report or participating in the investigation.

  7. The right to a written report on the decision of the investigator including an explanation of the alleged violations of this policy, sanctions and remedies, if any.

  8. If the person conducting the investigation utilizes an informal process, either the person filing the incident report or the accused may request at any time that the case be resolved through the formal investigation and subsequent appeal process.

  9. To appeal the outcome of the investigation.

  10. In the event of an appeal by either party:

    • To receive a copy of the appeal.
    • To receive a written decision on the appeal. 
    • To review any written statement that will be offered by the other party at a hearing (if a hearing is held) or proceeding prior to the time that it is offered (to the greatest extent possible and consistent with FERPA or other applicable law);
    • To attend the entire hearing or other proceedings, (if a hearing is held), in such manner as may be designated by the College, except for the deliberation phase.

As a victim, what happens when I file a report of sexual misconduct?

The formal investigation, which normally will start within 48 hours of receipt of the incident report (2 college business days), will typically include the following actions:

  1. Initial meeting with person filing the incident report to:

    1. Review the written incident report;

    2. Collect or request all relevant evidence and documents;

    3.  Review  rights and options with respect to the incident reported;

    4. Review relevant interim protective measures.

  2. Initial meeting with the person(s) accused

    1. Review  the written  incident report;

    2. Collect or request all relevant evidence and documents;

    3. Review of rights and options with respect to the incident reported;

    4. Review of relevant interim protective measures.

  3. Meetings with witness(es) with knowledge of events.

  4. Review of all relevant documentation

  5. Follow-up meeting(s) or contact(s) with the person filing the incident report and the accused to ascertain additional information, to clarify information and to update on the status of the investigation process. 

  6. The person conducting the investigation may, except in cases involving sexual violence, seek to mediate a resolution to the matter.

  7. At the conclusion of the investigation, the person conducting the investigation will retain all records and notes of the investigation.

  8. The person conducting the investigation shall prepare a written report, including the summary of findings and outcomes, including sanctions or remedial actions.  The person conducting the investigation may use college resources, including peers or colleagues trained in Title IX proceedings, to assist in the preparation of the written report.  

  9. Thereafter, a copy of the summary of findings, including any sanctions and remedies, will be provided to the individual filing the incident report and the accused.

Depending on the nature of the incident report, the complexity of the issues and events, number and availability of witnesses, the amount of information to be gathered and reviewed and other factors, the College will attempt to complete the investigation in 20 to 60 calendar days.  Additional time may be necessary in order to conduct a fair and equitable investigation.   The person filing the incident report and the accused will be informed periodically of the status of the investigation.

While the College will exercise reasonable diligence in complying with the timelines and procedures outlined, deviations may occur in order to meet the intent of the policy or to ensure the fair and equitable resolution of a reported incident.   The person filing the incident report or the accused should report any procedural error or deficiency to the Conduct Officer or Director, Human Resources, or it shall be deemed waived.   A procedural error or deficiency shall not require an outcome in favor of the person allegedly disadvantaged by the error.   

Report an incident of sexual misconduct

You can use this report for documenting an incident for yourself or a student reporting to you. 

Reporting Form

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Incident Report

Title IX Coordinators

Therese Nemec
Office: Room G118D, Appleton Campus
920-735-4765
nemec@fvtc.edu

Shannon Gerke Corrigan
Office: Room E121O, Appleton Campus
920-735-4796
gerkecor@fvtc.edu

Title IX Questions?
Email: TitleIX@fvtc.edu