Title IX

Title IX is the short description for the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  Basically, Title IX ensures that anyone can report gender-based harassment, discrimination or violence and allows for filing a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator.  Here at Green Bay we take this very seriously.   Title IX is summed up as:
 
“No person in the Unites States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
 
Anyone on campus who experiences or observes such behavior should immediately make a report to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator. 
 
Title IX Coordinator Deputy Coordinators
Christopher Paquet
Asst VC, Policy & Compliance
830 Cofrin Library
920-465-2110
paquetc@uwgb.edu
Gail Sims-Auburt
Dean of Students & Asst VC Student Affairs
2000 Student Services
920-465-2152
simsg@uwgb.edu
 
Megan Noltner
Human Resources Specialist
710 Cofrin Library
920-465-2948
noltnerm@uwgb.edu
 

When to Report
If you feel you have been the recipient of gender-based harassment, discrimination or violence, you have the right to file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.   When an individual files a complaint, initial information is collected about the behavior.  The individual making the complaint will be provided information about resources available both on and off campus.  The act of making a complaint by itself does not mean action will be taken against individuals.  If the situation is perceived to be a larger risk to the campus, the investigators may initiate some form of disciplinary action to protect the campus even if the complainant has not requested that action.  See Forms for making a report or contact the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator directly.
 
Investigation Process
Once a complaint is made and the complainant is informed of rights and resources available to her or him, an investigator will be assigned to the incident.   Female and male investigators are available if requested.   The investigator will explain the process in more detail and answer any questions the complainant may have.  If a second investigation is conducted by University Police, efforts will be made to reduce the number of meetings, contacts and interviews between the two departments.   After the initial investigative interview, the investigator will discuss next steps so the complainant is aware of how the process will move forward and the approximate timeline.
 
Prevention of Retaliation
When a complaint is filed, the Title IX Coordinator will explain options available to assist in preventing retaliation either by the alleged offender, or supporters of the offender.  This may include issuing no contact orders, adjusting class or work schedules, temporary living or work accommodations or a temporary restriction from entering campus.  The appropriate measures will be chosen based on the nature of the behavior.  The purpose of such measures is to prevent future incidents from occurring and avoid actions which could be disruptive to the investigation.

Quick Links & Resources
Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence (pdf)
UWGB Wellness Center
UWGB University Police
Brown County Sexual Assault Center
Golden House Domestic Abuse Shelter
Green Bay Police Department
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
UW System Title IX

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: 800-421-3481
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: OCR@ed.gov 
Website:  Office of Civil Rights Webpage