There are a variety of resources and options that will support any member of the campus community who experiences gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, other sexual misconduct, or who have been documented for a violation of the University sexual misconduct policy. These resources are available regardless of whether a report or complaint is filed.

If you have been a victim of sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, stalking, or any other form of sex discrimination and wish to talk with someone in a confidential manner, a number of individuals are available to you. A Title IX Coordinator can also assist you in connecting with one of the Confidential Resources. Also, if you have been accused of violating the Sexual Misconduct policy and wish to talk with someone in confidence, this resource is also available to you and a Title IX Coordinator can assist you in connecting with one of the Confidential Resources.

Office of Student Success

The offices below are available to answer questions and direct you to an appropriate service provider who can meet your needs.

Interim Vice President for Student Success:
Dr. Elizabeth Polzin
Office: AL 107
Phone: (262) 243-4210
Email: elizabeth.polzin@cuw.edu

Dean of Students:
Joseph Niswonger
Office: AL 107
Phone: (262) 243-4331
Email: joseph.niswonger@cuw.edu

Residence Life:
Ms. Rebecca Kruse, Director of Residence Life
Office: AL 107
Phone: (262) 243-4443
Email: rebecca.kruse@cuw.edu

Campus Safety:
Provides escort services to and from campus locations (e.g. parking garage) and can address your safety concerns including, if you wish, interactions with the local police.

Mr. Michael Stolte, Director of Campus Safety
Office: R023
Phone: (262) 243-4344

Community resources

The Title IX Staff can assist you in making any connections with the community resources below.

Police Departments

Call 911 for Police emergency assistance

Mequon Police Department
11300 N. Buntrock Ave., Mequon
Phone: (262) 242-3500 (non-emergency)

Ozaukee Sheriff’s Department
1201 S. Spring St., Port Washington
Phone: (262) 284-7172 (non-emergency)

Immediate Response Center

Advocates of Ozaukee Crisis Center
Phone: (877) 375-4034 or (262) 284-6902
Web Site:

Advocates of Ozaukee is an agency that provides services for those who may be experiencing domestic or sexual violence. Their web site contains information to educate and help in making decisions that are best for you. Should you have any questions, please contact us. Confidentiality is always insured.

Sexual Assault Treatment Center

Aurora Sinai Medical Center
945 N. 12th St., Milwaukee
Phone: (414) 219-5555
Web Site:

A safe and caring environment for anyone who has experienced any type of sexual violence, assault or abuse. Services include crisis intervention and emotional support; medical assessment and treatment; forensic exam with evidence collection (within 72 - 96 hours of the assault); pregnancy risk assessment; screening for sexually transmitted infections; follow-up telephone and in-person contact to provide emotional support, review any test results and assist with counseling referrals if needed. 24-hour help and information line.

Private Counseling

Lutheran Counseling & Family Services of Wisconsin
3800 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI
Phone: (414) 536-8333
Web Site:

Lutheran Counseling & Family Services of Wisconsin provides affordable and accessible mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, family life education and adoption counseling and services to all who seek our care regardless of age, faith, culture or economic status. Most insurances accepted with a generous sliding fee scale for those uninsured or underinsured.

Crisis Centers

A Place of Refuge
Phone: (414) 476-6333

Refuge House is a safe place that provides a loving, nurturing environment for women and their children. Our Advocates encourage women to make the positive changes in their lives that will offer opportunity, direction and hope for their futures. A Place of Refuge Ministries of South Wisconsin is a non-profit corporation and a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Legal Advice

The complainant and/or the respondent may wish to consult with an attorney. The Milwaukee Bar Association is a resource to consider when looking for legal advice.

Milwaukee Bar Association
747 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 274-6760
Web Site:

Questions can also be addressed to:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL.

Phone: (312) 730-1560
Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

Training resources