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ANNUAL SECURITY AND FIRE SAFETY REPORT CONTENTS

The information found below can also be found in Marquette's Department of Public Safety's printed resource guide. To read more about sexual misconduct and sexual assault resources and prevention, please visit our new website.

Marquette is committed to providing caring support and assistance to any student or employee who is the victim of sexual misconduct which includes, but is not limited to the following: sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, sexual coercion, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The university prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct. When an allegation of sexual misconduct is reported to the university and a violation of Marquette's Sexual Misconduct Policy is found, the university will take prompt corrective action and impose appropriate sanctions so that the learning and employment opportunities of students, employees and faculty members are not further affected by sexual misconduct. The university complies with federal, state and local laws, including Title IX, the SaVE Act, the Clery Act, and the Wisconsin statutory requirement to report all crimes to law enforcement authorities. To read more about sexual misconduct resources and prevention, please visit Marquette's Sexual Misconduct website: marquette.edu/sexual-misconduct/index.shtml.

Department of Public Safety Officers are trained to help obtain medical assistance, counseling and related support for victims. The Department of Public Safety is required by Wisconsin law to contact the Milwaukee Police Department when it receives any report of criminal sexual misconduct, including sexual assault. The Sensitive Crimes Unit of MPD will follow up on such reports. Confidential assistance and referrals are available if reported to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center (SATC), ordained members of the clergy in Campus Ministry, counselors in the Counseling Center, and doctors, registered nurses and physician assistants in Student Health Services.

A victim of sexual misconduct can choose to, or not to, notify and seek assistance from the university and/or law enforcement. If a victim chooses to file a report of sexual misconduct with MPD, Public Safety Officers will assist the victim with the reporting process. Members of the Victim/Witness Services Unit are available to provide escorts to all related appointments and court proceedings. If an assault suspect is a Marquette student, the victim also has the option of pursuing the case through the university’s student conduct system. Student victims of sexual assault will be informed about on-campus student conduct procedures and services provided for victims. The victim and suspect may be present during on-campus hearings, and each may have a support person with him or her. The victim will be informed of the results of the student conduct hearing. Any student found responsible for sexually assaulting another student will be subject to all levels of university discipline, including suspension or expulsion.

Sexual Violence Prevention Programs and Support Services

To help foster a safe and responsive environment, the University provides a wide range of prevention programming, education, resources and support services relating to sexual violence, which includes sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.

Through a variety of educational programming efforts, students receive information that increases awareness about sexual violence issues and challenges beliefs to support risk reduction and prevention of sexual violence. The programming curriculum focuses on encouraging and supporting students in taking an active role in defining and preventing sexual violence. Through peer-to-peer training programs, students review situations where sexual assault can likely occur and develop and discuss strategies they can use to support each other.

A victim advocate is available to provide support and assistance to those affected by sexual misconduct/violence. The advocate can be contacted at (414) 288-5244. Services the advocate can provide include:

Off-campus support services are available through:

 
Sexual Assault Treatment Center of Milwaukee (414) 219-5555
Rogers Memorial Hospital (24-hour help line) (800) 767-4411
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital (414) 454-6600
Milwaukee Women's Center (24-hour help line) (414) 671-6140
The Healing Center (414) 671-4325
Pathfinders (414) 964-2565


Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Information

The Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law (beginning June 1, 1997, Wisconsin Act 440) provides the public with automated access to information about offenders, who are required to register with the Department of Corrections. Registration is a way to monitor and track an offender's whereabouts, thereby providing access to information for law enforcement agencies, victims, public/private organizations and the general public. It is intended to promote public safety and help detect and prevent crime. Access to the registry is provided by the Department of Corrections through the Sex Offender Registry System.

For information about the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry, go to the Wisconsin
Department of Corrections website
.

To contact the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry, call 800-398-2403


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