Lakeland University's Title IX Reporting Policies

How to Report

Lakeland University's primary concern is the safety of its students, faculty, and staff, and to encourage reporting of Prohibited Conduct. All University employees who are deemed responsible employees have a duty to report actual or suspected Prohibited Conduct to appropriate officials, though there are some limited exceptions for those identified in the policy as a Confidential Resource. Reporting Parties may want to consider carefully whether they share personally identifiable details with employees who have a duty to report, as those details must be shared by the employee with the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator(s), and/or Lakeland University Campus Safety Department (LUCSD). To be clear, employees with a duty to report must share all details of the reports they receive, including personally identifiable information.

Rights and Reporting Options

  1. Complainant may request confidentiality
    If a Complainant does not wish for their name to be shared, does not wish for an investigation to take place, or does not want a formal resolution to be pursued, the complainant may make such request to the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator(s), who will evaluate that request in order to ensure the safety of the campus, in compliance with federal law. In cases indicating pattern, predation, threat, weapons and/or violence, Lakeland University may be unable to honor a request for confidentiality. In cases where a Complainant requests confidentiality and the circumstances allow the Lakeland University to honor that request, the University will offer interim support and measures to a Complainant and the community, but will not otherwise pursue formal action.
  2. Complainant has the right to be taken seriously
    A Complainant has the right and can expect to have complaints taken seriously by the University when reported and to have those incidents investigated thoroughly and properly resolved through the procedures set forth below. The University will promptly act on any complaint or notice of violation of this Policy when received by LUCSD, Title IX Coordinator or any Deputy Title IX Coordinator, subject to Complainant's request for confidentiality. The University will not discipline a student who makes a good faith report of Prohibited Conduct.
  3. Expectations of privacy for Complainant
    Reporting still affords some privacy to the reporter. Information will be shared only as necessary with people who need to be told (e.g., investigators, adjudicators and the Responding Party(ies). The number of people with this knowledge will be kept as small as possible to preserve a Reporting Party's rights and privacy. If the Reporting Party requests confidentiality or asks that the complaint not be pursued, Lakeland University will take all reasonable steps to investigate and/or respond to the complaint consistent with the request for confidentiality or request not to pursue an investigation. If a Reporting Party insists that his/her name or other identifiable information not be disclosed to the alleged perpetrator, Lakeland University's ability to respond may be limited and Lakeland shall inform the Reporting Party of this fact. The University will not require a student, faculty or staff, who complains of harassment to work out the problem directly with the Responding Party.

A Reporting Party has the option to do the following:

  • File a criminal complaint with the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office, or, other appropriate law enforcement agency; or
  • File a complaint under this Policy (Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct Policy) and request a Lakeland University Title IX investigation; or
  • Pursue both processes simultaneously, even if a criminal proceeding is ongoing. The University will conduct its own Title IX investigation and will not wait for the conclusion of the criminal proceeding to begin its Title IX investigation; or
  • Elect not to pursue any of the aforementioned processes

If a Reporting Party declines to report to law enforcement or the University, the Reporting Party may still report to a Confidential Resource and/or receive interim support and measures.

Reports regarding any form of sexual harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct may be reported to:

  • Local Law Enforcement or LUCSD
  • The Title IX Coordinator or any Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • Confidential Resources
  • Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

Complaints and Criminal Complaints can be made to the following: Although the LU Campus Safety Department is not a sworn department officer can assist with filing a criminal complaint.

  • Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department, 525 N 6th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081, 911, On-campus phones: dial 8 then 911
  • LU Campus Safety Department 24/7, N3745 North Dr. Brotz Hall room LL19, 920-565-1126

Reporting parties must be aware that an investigation conducted by Lakeland University is separate from a criminal investigation and flows from the University's obligation under Title IX and related laws to ensure that it is providing a safe environment for all community members.

On campus, some resources may maintain confidentiality, meaning they are not required to report actual or suspected Prohibited Conduct to other University officials, thereby offering options and advice without any obligation to inform an outside agency or individual unless the Reporting Party requests the information be shared.

On-Campus Confidential Reporting Options:

  • Director of Health & Counseling Center - Alex Liosatos, W3745 North Dr. Brotz Hall room 25, 920-565-1034 ext. 2388,
  • Campus Counselor - Amanda Groll, W3745 North Dr. Brotz Hall room 24, 920-565-1034 ext. 2387,
  • Safe Harbor Crisis Advocate - Britta West, W3745 North Dr. Brotz Hall room 23, 920-565-1034 ext. 2389,

Off-Campus Confidential Reporting Options:

All University employees who observe acts of sexual harassment are required to intervene to stop the harassment, unless circumstances would make such intervention dangerous, and must document and report all such incidents to the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator(s) and/or LUCSD.

Download/print the Title IX incident reporting form. 

Questions about Title IX can be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights of the United States.
U.S. Department of Education Citigroup Center 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475 Chicago, IL 60661-4544 Telephone: 312-730-1560 Facsimile: 312-730-1576 Email: Website:

A Victim Advocate is available on campus to provide support and assistance in the decision-making process to those affected by sexual misconduct, sexual violence, including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Services are free and confidential, to the extent allowed by law and university policy. Generally, the information you provide will not be shared with your instructors or deans. The advocate will assist you in making a report to the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office. The Victim Advocate is available the following office hours:

Regular Hours: Safe Harbor Crisis Advocate (On Campus)
Tuesdays & Fridays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: 920-565-1034 ext. 2389

After Hours: Safe Harbor Crisis Advocate (Off Campus)
Phone: 920-452-7640 or 1-800-499-7640

Do you have questions about Title IX? Please fill out this form and someone will be in contact with you.

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