Equal Opportunity

Waukesha County Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, pregnancy, genetic information & testing, family & medical leave, arrest or conviction record, membership in any component of the military forces of the United States or Wisconsin, or other applicable legislated categories, in its services, employment programs, and/or its educational programs in the School of Applied Technologies, School of Business, School of Health and School of Protective & Human Services, including but not limited to admissions, treatment, and access. The lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in College programs.

We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

The persons listed below have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act:

Sherry Simmons
Compliance Officer

Affirmative action or equal opportunity and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act:
Laquitha Terry
Manager, Talent Relations & Recruitment
Phone: 262.691.5570

Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Waukesha Count y Technical College no discrimina en base a edad, etnicidad, color, credo, religión, incapacidades, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, nacionalidad, ciudadaniá, embarazo, información genética, historial de arrestos, historial de convicciones, membresía en cualquier componente de las fuerzas militares de los Estados Unidos o Wisconsin, u otra categoriá legislada applicable, en sus servicios, programas de empleo y /o programas de Escuela de Tecnologías Aplicadas, Escuela de Negocios, Escuela de Salud y Escuela de Protección y Servicios Humanos, incluyendo, pero no limitándose a admisiones, tratamiento y acceso. La falta de conocimiento del inglés no será una barrera de admisión ni participación en los programas. Las personas cuyos nombres aparencen abajo en este aviso han sido designadas para contestar todas las preguntas concernientes a las pólizas anti-discriminatorias.

EI Titulo IX de la Enmienda Educativa del 1972, Sección 504 del Acto de Rehabilitación:

Sherry Simmons
Oficial de Cumplimiento
Teléfono: 262.695.3481

Acción Afirmativa u oportunidad igualitaria y el Título I para Americanos con Disabilidades:
Laquitha Terry
Teléfono: 262.691.5570

Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Sexual Misconduct Policies and Resources

WCTC prohibits all forms of illegal discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and coercion on campus and at College related activities and functions. WCTC takes a strong stance against sexual misconduct. The College seeks to create and maintain a campus free from incidences of sexual misconduct through education, programming, training for students and staff, clear policies, and consistent sanctions for any violation of these policies. The College’s Title IX Coordinator (the Compliance Officer), supported by a cross-functional committee, assists in ensuring compliance. The Office of Human Resources, along with the Office of Student Development, provides trained investigators to address any reported issues of sexual misconduct involving staff and/or students.

Sexual misconduct incorporates a wide range of behaviors including sexual assault (which includes rape and any kind of nonconsensual sexual contact), sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, voyeurism, and any other conduct of a sexual nature that is nonconsensual, or has the purpose or effect of threatening, intimidating, or coercing another person.

What is Sexual Harassment?

Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual violence. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

What is Sexual Violence?

Physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or when a person is incapable of giving consent (for example, due to age or use of drugs or alcohol, or because an intellectual or other disability prevents the individual from having the capacity to give consent). A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion.

What is Sexual Consent?

Any sexual activity requires consent, which is positive, unambiguous, and voluntary agreement to engage in a specific sexual activity throughout a sexual encounter. Consent cannot be inferred from the absence of “no.” Wisconsin's statutory definition is "words or overt actions by a person who is competent to give informed consent indicating a freely given agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact" Wis. Stat. § 940.225(4). Consent to some sexual acts does not imply consent to others, nor does past consent to a given act imply present or future consent. Consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual encounter and can be revoked at any time.

Consent cannot be obtained by threat, coercion, or force. Consent cannot be obtained from someone who is asleep or otherwise mentally or physically incapacitated, whether due to alcohol, drugs, or some other condition. A person is mentally or physically incapacitated when that person lacks the ability to make or act on considered decisions to engage in sexual activity. Engaging in sexual activity with a person whom you know -- or reasonably should know -- to be incapacitated constitutes sexual misconduct.

Getting Help

There are resources both on and off campus for students seeking support after a sexual assault. Students may wish to report the assault immediately to authorities, seek off-campus options for medical treatment, or simply talk with someone. Students should be aware that WCTC faculty and staff (outside of the college’s counselors) may be subject to various reporting laws.


  • If you are not safe or if you need immediate help please call 9-1-1.
  • Wisconsin’s 2-1-1 line offers free direction to local human service agencies.
  • Waukesha Memorial Hospital offers Waukesha County’s sexual assault program. A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is on-call 24 hours a day through the hospital’s emergency room. (262.928.2000)
  • In Milwaukee County, the Aurora Sinai and Aurora West Allis Medical Center locations offer Sexual Assault Treatment Centers. They can also be reached via phone at 414.219.5555.
  • The Waukesha Women’s Center offers a 24-hour hotline (262-542-3828) as well as services and support for victims of sexual assault, abuse, and domestic violence.
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline, sponsored by RAINN (Rape, Incest, & Abuse National Network), can be reached at 1.800.656.HOPE.


  • If you are not safe or if you need immediate help please call 9-1-1.
  • While on campus, students may call 262-691-5582 for campus police.
  • WCTC’s on-campus Counselors (C-021) are available to provide support and counseling for students free of charge. Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) at the college may be considered confidential reporting resources.
  • At the Student Development Office (C-121), students may speak to staff about filing a report or receiving direction to services.
  • Seek out a campus employee to assist you in getting appropriate help.

Bystander Intervention

Every individual has the ability to help create a culture of civility, respect, and responsibility on campus and in the community. WCTC encourages staff and students to move beyond bystanders (those who will observe a concerning situation without taking action to help) to someone who is equipped to safely and effectively intervene.

As bystanders witnessing a potentially concerning situation, some options for assistance include:

  • Call police.
  • Find a staff member.
  • Grab a friend for backup.
  • Yell for help.
  • Ask a friend in a potentially dangerous situation if he/she wants to leave and then make sure that he/she gets to safety.
  • Ask a victim if he/she is okay. Provide a listening ear and walk through options.
  • Call a local crisis center or stop by a campus office (Student Development, Counseling, Multicultural Resource Center) for guidance.

Related Information


Individuals being stalked on College-controlled premises or at College-sponsored events should notify Campus Police or the Director of Student Development. If this action is taking place at an off-site location, it is strongly suggested to involve law enforcement immediately. Stalking is defined in Ch. 940.32, Wis. Stats.

Individuals who have been a victim of stalking and/or have a restraining order against another individual should inform Campus Police. This is especially important if the person who is the object of the restraining order is a fellow student or employee at the College.

Behaviors that may be defined as stalking include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining a visual or physical proximity to the victim.
  • Approaching or confronting the victim.
  • Appearing at the victim’s workplace or contacting coworkers or employers of the victim.
  • Appearing at the victim’s home or contacting the victim’s neighbors.
  • Entering property owned, leased, or occupied by the victim.
  • Contacting the victim by telephone repeatedly or continuously causing the victim’s (or another’s) telephone to ring, whether or not a conversation ensues.
  • Photographing, videotaping, audiotaping, or, by other electronic means, monitoring/recording the victim’s activities. (Regardless of where the monitoring takes place).
  • Sending material by any means to the victim or to the victim’s family, member of the victim’s household, employer, coworker, or friend in order to obtain information about, disseminate information about, or communicate with the victim.
  • Placing an object on or delivering an object to property owned, leased, or occupied by the victim.
  • Delivering objects to certain others with the intent of delivery to the victim, or placing objects on property owned, leased, or occupied by certain others with intent that it be delivered to the victim.
  • Causing another person to engage in any of the acts described above.

Dating/Relationship Violence

Relationship violence is controlling, abusive and/or aggressive behavior toward a current or former partner. This type of violence may occur in all kinds of relationships (affecting individuals of all ages, races, and backgrounds) and can include verbal, emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse.

The on-campus and off-campus resources listed above for sexual assault may also be used for concerns regarding relationship violence.

Faculty and Staff

All administrators, managers, faculty, and staff have a responsibility to notify the Compliance Officer (Title IX Coordinator), if any of the following occurs:

  • You believe you have been subjected to conduct or comments that may violate these policies.
  • You believe you have been retaliated against in violations of these policies.
  • You have been told about or witnessed conduct that may violate these policies.

As a college community, we are all responsible for creating a working and learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment and sexual violence.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against or harassed:

  • Contact the Title IX Coordinator or the HR Manager (below).
  • Don’t blame yourself.
  • Don’t delay reporting a problem.
  • Consider keeping a written, dated record of events.

If you witness or become aware of possible discriminatory or harassing conduct by others:

  • Contact the Title IX Coordinator or the HR Manager immediately.

If you think that you may have offended or harassed someone:

  • Don’t assume others will tell you when they feel offended or harassed by what you say and do.
  • Examine how others respond to what you say and do.
  • Apologize as soon as possible.
  • Change your behavior.