College Policy on Non-Discrimination

It is the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College District policy to maintain fair and impartial relations with employees and applicants for employment, and students and student applicants in any service, program, activity, course, or use of facilities on the basis of sex, age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, political affiliation, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, parental status, arrest record, conviction record, genetic testing, and the use and non-use of lawful products off the premises during nonworking hours, and membership in National Guard, State Defense Force, or other military forces of the United States. Lack of English reading/speaking skills, will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs.

See our Equal Opportunity Statement for more details.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. The College is bound by, and supports, all applicable laws. The Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 ensures the College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SAVE) of 2013 and Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) ensures that colleges and universities implement policies and programs to prevent sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Internal Resources

If you are unable to access documents here, please contact Student Services (, 608.822.2354)

Internal contacts at Southwest Tech include our Student Services Advisors and Counselors. There are many other local resources available.

How Do I File A Complaint?

The Southwest Wisconsin Technical College District Board has an established procedure for resolving complaints relating to all types of discrimination and sexual misconduct. Student and employee complaints can be filed directly with the District Affirmative Action Officer and/or Title IX Coordinators. These are non-confidential reporters but privacy will be maintained and information shared on a "need to know" basis.

Campus Safety

Southwest Tech is committed to our Student's right to know about the security of our campus. We are transparent about reporting crime statistics about campus safety in observance of federal laws including the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and the SaVE (Sexual Violence Elimination) Act.

View a copy of our Annual Security Report (Clery Report)