UW-Madison introduces new sexual harassment and sexual violence policy

MADISON (WKOW) — University of Wisconsin campuses are updating or introducing new sexual harassment and sexual violence policies, following a mandate from the regents in December 2016 saying each campus needed its own, set guidelines.

UW-Madison’s Title Coordinator, Lauren Hasselbacher, explained the conduct was always prohibited, but the literature was found in different places.  “This was really an effort to put it into one place, make it easy to understand and have it apply to employees, faculty, staff, students, visitors, guests and really just be one cohesive policy,” she said.

UW-Madison Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

This policy prohibits acts of sexual harassment and sexual violence (including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking) in all programs and activities of the University.

This policy prohibits acts of sexual harassment and sexual violence (including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking) in all programs and activities of the University.

UW-Madison Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

Safe Learning and Work Environments

All faculty and staff members at the University of Wisconsin-Madison share a responsibility to create safe learning and work environments and a positive campus climate. To do so requires all of us to understand certain federal and state compliance obligations, meet our reporting responsibilities, and know the appropriate campus resources to address safety concerns.