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.
A Reporting Party has the option to do the following:
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:
Reporting to Law Enforcement
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.
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.
Reporting to Confidential Sources
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:
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.
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: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov Website: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
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