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Community Code

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Carthage is committed to creating a safe, healthy, and non-discriminatory environment for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors that is free from all forms of sexual misconduct. As part of this commitment, Carthage does not tolerate any form of sexual misconduct, which includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and has established this Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Scope of Policy

The Sexual Misconduct Policy covers student-on-student sexual misconduct, staff-on-student sexual misconduct, and faculty-on-student sexual misconduct. It also extends to sexual misconduct that occurs on Carthage’s campus, as part of a Carthage program, or to a Carthage community member. A person is subject to disciplinary action for violating the Sexual Misconduct Policy regardless of the location or enrollment status of either party.

Title IX Coordinators

Any community member who has concerns about gender discrimination, including any concerns pertaining to sexual misconduct, is encouraged to contact one of Carthage’s Title IX Coordinators. They can provide information, guidance, and other resources to address sexual misconduct and gender discrimination. A Title IX Coordinator can discuss general concerns, respond to a report of sexual misconduct, or answer questions about the disciplinary process for sexual misconduct. Carthage’s Title IX Coordinators are:

  • Sandra Siira, Title IX Coordinator
    262-551-6034, ssiira@carthage.edu, Lentz Hall Third Floor, Ahrens Room
  • Abigail Heinrichs, Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Student Designee
    262-551-6100, aheinrichs@carthage.edu, Lentz Hall 431
  • Cassie Lau, Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Athletics Designee
    262-551-5895, clau@carthage.edu, Clausen Center 222
  • Chris Grugel, Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Employee Designee
    262-551-5373, cgrugel@carthage.edu, Hedberg Library 212

Legal Compliance

This policy is intended to comply with the following laws:

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
  • The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act

Application of Policy

A person who commits sexual misconduct will be subject to disciplinary action under this Policy. Carthage will consider the concerns and rights of all parties involved, and provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process from its initial investigation through its final determination. A person who engages in retaliation against a party who reports sexual misconduct or participates in proceedings under this Policy will also be subject to discipline under this Policy.