Thursday, January 29: Dealing with sexual misconduct on campus

The serious problem of sexual misconduct on campus has exploded in the news, with reports from all over the nation about the high rates of incidence and the problematic responses by universities in dealing with complaints.

This would naturally have raised some questions in the minds of faculty here about the extent of the problem at our own university, what polices we have to deal with it, and what has been the response so far.

In addition, since faculty are in essence the representatives of the university in the classroom and the adults to whom students may look to for advice and counsel, we need to address the important question of how we should respond if a student comes to us with a problem or if we suspect that a problem exists.

At the next UCITE session, Sue Nickel-Schinderwolf (Associate Vice President for Campus Life in the Office of Student Affairs) and Shannon Greybar Milliken (Title IX Sexual Misconduct Investigator, Assistant Director and Deputy Title IX Coordinator) will try and lead us through the troubling and difficult issue of how to deal with campus sexual misconduct. 

Please join us for this discussion from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen building (at the corner of Adelbert and Euclid).

Pizza lunch, sodas and water will be provided at this session. To help us estimate the amount to order, please let us know if you plan to attend each session by emailing us at