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Members of the Carroll University community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence.  All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.  Carroll University believes in a zero tolerance policy for gender-based misconduct.  When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator's attention, and a respondent is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated.  This policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated.  This policy is intended to define community expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated.
Any type of sexual conduct that occurs without consent of the individuals involved is considered sexual misconduct.  In order for individuals to engage in sexual activity of any type with each other, there must be clear, knowing and voluntary consent prior to and during sexual activity.  Carroll University will not tolerate sexual misconduct on the part of any faculty, student, staff, or community member.
Carroll University is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all persons who participate in university programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free from all forms of sexual misconduct.  The success of Carroll University is based upon a fundamental commitment to treating all persons with dignity and respect. 

Type of Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct offenses include, but are not limited to:
a. Sexual Harassment
b. Non-Consensual Sexual Contact (or attempts to commit the same)
c. Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse (or attempts to commit the same)
d. Sexual Exploitation
e. Other Gender-Based Misconduct
For more information regarding Sexual Misconduct offenses, please consult the Student Handbook

Restriction and/or no contact orders are used when there has been a conflict, confrontation, or problem among students which results in a need to direct students not to have contact with another student or University official pending a formal conduct hearing or until the matter has been resolved. A student may be restricted from contact with other students, and/or University official(s), from a portion of campus, and/or from University property. Restriction and/or no contact orders will be issued in writing by the Office of Student Conduct. A restriction and/or no contact order are not subject to appeal. Violating a restriction and/or no contact order is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

To learn more about obtaining a No Contact Order, contact the Office of Student Conduct

If you currently have a restraining order in place, please contact the Office of Student Conduct and/or the Department of Public Safety to let us know. We can assist you implementing the court order.
If you are interested in filing a restraining order at the Waukesha County Courthouse please contact the Office of Student Conduct, the Department of Public Safety and/or the Waukesha Police Department.  The contact information for each office/department is listed below:
The Office of Student Conduct
Phone: 262.524.7374
Department of Public Safety
Phone: 262.524.7300
Waukesha Police Department
Phone:  262.524.3831
For more information on filing a restraining order, visit the Waukesha County Circuit Courts page here

Confidential Reporting Options

If an individual desires that details of the incident be kept confidential, they should speak with on-campus mental health counselors, campus health service providers, or off-campus rape crisis resources who can maintain confidentiality.  University counselors are available to help an individual free of charge, and can be seen on an emergency basis.  In addition, an individual may speak on and off-campus with members of the clergy and chaplains, who will also keep reports made to them confidential.
Contact Information for Confidential Reporting Options:
  • Carroll University Personal Counselors
    • 262.524.7335
    • Click here for website
  • Carroll University Health Center
    • 262.524.7233
    • Click here for website
  • Carroll University Chaplain
    • 262.524.7335
    • Click here for website

Non-Confidential Reporting Options

You may report an incident online. These reports can be made confidentially. Click here to report online. 
You may also report an incident of University policy violation or crime to a Carroll University employee. 
Formal reporting means that only individuals who need to know will be told and information will be shared only as necessary with investigators, witnesses, and the accused individual.  

Any individual believing they have been subject to any form of sexual misconduct should contact the Office of Victim Services, The office of Student Affairs or the Office of Human Resources for options and procedures used to resolve such issues.  Incidents involving students will be investigated by the Office of Student Affairs and/or the Office of Human Resources if the incident involved a student and a faculty and/or staff member.

Depending on whom the alleged harasser may be (faculty, staff, administrator, or student) different procedures will apply to resolve the incident.  Disciplinary action may be taken whether or not criminal charges are filed and without regard to whether the conduct occurred on or off campus. For more information, click here.

Staff or Guest Complaint Reporting Options

If you have a complaint regarding sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or sexual misconduct against a staff member or visitor, please click here and fill out the online reporting form; or contact the appropriate member of the university senior staff:
  • Vice President of Student Affairs: 262.524.7332
  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: 262.524.7364
  • Vice President for Finance and Administration: 262.524.7200
  • Vice president for Institutional Advancement: 262.524.7132
  • Director of Marketing and Communications: 262.524.7242
  • Executive Assistant to the President: 262.524.7247
The senior staff member will consult, if appropriate, with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators listed below in investigating individual complaints.  Alternately, an individual may contact a member of the Office of Human Resources (262.524.7124) or Public Safety (262.524.7300), who will take the report and consult with the appropriate member of the university senior staff.
Title IX Coordinator, Lorraine Forcinito, Director of Human Resources. 
Office: 204 N. Charles St; 104 
Phone: 262.524.7124;
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students, Dr. Theresa Barry, Vice President of Student Affairs. 
Office: Kilgour 121;
Phone: 262.524.7332;
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Faculty, Dr. Joanne Passaro, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. 
Office: Voorhees 209;
Phone: 262.524.7364;