Any student, faculty, staff member, or applicant for admission who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of a Title IX coordinator.

Title IX / Gender-Based Misconduct & Sexual Harassment Procedures

St. Norbert College is committed to building a campus community that is informed, proactive, and in strict adherence to the relevant state and federal regulations (including Campus SaVE Act (VAWA)). 

All Title IX complaints will be take seriously and investigated promptly with the utmost sensitivity, in order to determine how best to ensure safety and well-being of specific individuals as well as the greater College community.

To make a report, complete a Title IX Reporting Form.

Rights of the Complainant (Victim/Survivor)

  • To receive a copy of the filed complaint
  • To note conflicts of interest for any hearing board member
  • To have someone serve as an advisor and provide support to the Complainant
  • To have a closed hearing
  • To not have irrelevant sexual history discussed during the hearing
  • To be informed about the status of the case at any time
  • To be informed about the outcome and sanctions (if applicable)
  • To appeal the decision of the hearing board 
Rights of the Respondent (Accused)
  • To receive a copy of the filed complaint
  • To be informed about the charges and the judiciary process
  • To have a fair, impartial and timely hearing
  • To have an advisor to provide support to the Respondent
  • To remain silent
  • To testify on his/her own behalf
  • To be informed of the findings and outcome of the hearing
  • To appeal the decision of the hearing board
Additional details on your reporting rights and options are available through a Title IX Know Your Rights publication from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Responding to Sexual Misconduct or Assault

Get Immediate Care
It is very important to first offer help to someone who has been assaulted. You can help by listening and offering support to the concern, reminding the victim they are not at fault and you are there to help and provide them information on resources, counseling and reporting. 

If an instance of sexual misconduct or assault has occurred, please contact Campus Safety (920-403-3299) or the local Sexual Assault Center hotline (920-436-8899). Both Campus Safety and the Sexual Assault Center are staffed 24-hours. Medical attention may be needed to determine the possibility of internal injuries or sexually transmitted diseases, and to collect medical evidence (if the survivor chooses to do so). Even if the victim/survivor chooses not to collect evidence, medical attention is advised. 

Protecting Evidence
Time is critical in situations of sexual assault. Physical evidence can be obtained up to 120 hours after the incident by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). The sooner the evidence is collected, the better. 

For preserving evidence, one:

  • Should not bathe or douche
  • Should not urinate
  • Should not drink any liquids
  • If oral contact has occurred, one should not smoke, eat or brush teeth
  • Soiled clothes should be placed in a paper bag

St. Vincent Hospital has developed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program to provide care and assistance to anyone who has been sexually assaulted. The nurses are trained to help people of either sex, and of all ages. SANE nurses are available 24/7/365. You can reach them any time at 920-433-8384.