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Public Officials at Public University Ignore Sexual Assault Victim

When well-paid administrators at a public university, heavily dependent on public money, say they’re public servants, ask them about this: Graduate speaks about filing Title IX complaint against UW-Whitewater @ WISC-TV.

UW-Whitewater is the public college in my town of Whitewater, Wisconsin.  Here’s what happened to a woman who filed a complaint under Title IX about two sexual assaults on campus:

MADISON, Wis. – A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduate said reporting her alleged sexual assaults on campus to administrators was like to being “assaulted again” by the university.

The woman, who graduated in the summer of 2013, filed a Title IX complaint with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Education the following January. The federal government opened a formal investigation into her allegations that the university delayed its investigation into the reported sexual assaults and that the subsequent investigation was “not prompt or thorough” less than a month later.

At stake could be millions of dollars in federal aid given to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

“I don’t feel I was treated fairly,” the woman said. “I don’t think anybody should be treated the way that I was. It was worse than the assault, a lot worse. I regret with everything, coming forward and saying anything.”

Well-paid administrators want all the honors and federal money they can get, but as for those who seek redress under federal law? 

Here’s what happens:

….it’s the reaction she claims she received from campus administrators that led to her file the Title IX complaint. The eight-page complaint documents what the alleged victim contends are examples of missed appointments, hurried conversations and a failure to interview key witnesses to her claims. Further, she alleges she was treated coldly, without sympathy and without any help for navigating the system by the woman who was investigating her accusations for the campus.

“When I told her that I was having a really hard time talking to her and that after our first conversation I got off the phone and just screamed until my voice hurt, she just told me I needed to go to therapy and talk to someone,” she said.

“Rapists are one thing, but the people who stand by and don’t do anything are completely different.”

Indefensible. 

For more about how government wants money but does not want to comply under the law after taking it, see from my sister site, FREE WHITEWATER, If Universities Want Federal Money…

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