Ripon College Policy Prohibiting Harassment Including Sexual Harassment
It is the policy of Ripon College, consistent with its efforts to foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the College community, that all varieties of harassment and intimidation – sexual and nonsexual, physical and non-physical, verbal and non-verbal – of employees and students of Ripon College are unacceptable and impermissible conduct which will not be tolerated.
Harassment includes behavior, speech, or writing that demeans or stereotypes individuals in a harmful way. Harassment may create an intimidating, hostile or demeaning environment and often has the effect of interfering with an individual’s full and free participation in the life of the College.
The complete Ripon College Title IX Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy and Procedures can be found/downloaded here: Title IX Policy.
Information for Students
When harassing misconduct occurs or if there may be cause for concern, the resources are available for students include: residence hall staff; Ripon College Counseling Center; Chris Ogle as Dean of Students; Michele A. Wittler as the Title IX Coordinator; the police department; other community agencies.
Information for Employees
When such misconduct occurs or if there may be cause for concern, employees should notify or consult the vice-president in their area, Paula Stettbacher as the Director of Human Resources and/or Michele A. Wittler as the Title IX Coordinator.
Information for Mandatory Reporters
Ripon College has classified all employees as Mandatory Reporters of any knowledge they have that a member of the community is experiencing harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation. Ripon College students who also work for Ripon College are not Mandatory Reporters, except for Resident Assistants (RAs). Upon awareness of a possible Title IX concern, Mandatory Reporters must contact Michele A. Wittler, Title IX Coordinator, via email at [email protected] or phone at 920-748-8119 (office) or 920-858-4549 (cell).
Inquiries may be made externally to:
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Email: [email protected]
For complaints involving employees: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Other Agencies and Campus Officials
Counseling Services, Contact via Email
College Health Services, 920-748-8141
College Night Watch/Security, 920-748-8703
Director of Residence Life, 920-748-8186
Residence Hall Directors/Hall Offices
Hall Director Apartment, 920-745-7047
Johnson Hall Office, 920-745-7048
Tri-Dorms Hall Office, 920-745-7062
Apartments Office, 920-745-7068
Hall Director Apartment, 920-745-7054
Hall Office, 920-745-7055
Quad (Anderson, Bovay, Brockway, and Mapes)
Hall Director Apartment, 920-745-7041
Quad Office, 920-745-7077
ASTOP (Sexual Assault Services)
24-hour crisis line: 800-418-0270
Crisis Intervention for Fond du Lac County
Friends Aware of Violent Relationships (FAVR)
920-923-1700 or 800-852-9571
Ripon Medical Center
General Information, 920-748-3101
Emergency Department, 920-748-9126
Ripon Police Department
920-748-2888 or 911