File a Complaint

It is recommended to meet with a confidential source before filing a complaint so that you can best understand all of your options. Title IX is not a confidential resource.

If you are confident that you wish to file a complaint, you may file a Title IX complaint involving a student, staff or faculty member with:

Lori Mikl, Title IX Coordinator
Director of Affirmative Action/Equity & Legal Affairs
titleix@winona.edu
Somsen Hall 202B
507.457.2766

Filing a report of sexual misconduct with the university does not obligate you to pursue or participate in subsequent action. However, if the university reasonably believes that pursuing a case is necessary to provide a safe, nondiscriminatory environment for all members of our campus community, the university may continue to pursue the case.

The survivor may choose to participate in the disciplinary proceeding as the complainant, as a witness for a person acting on their behalf, or not at all.

It is your right to have an advocate or other representative with you at all stages of the reporting process.

An advocate can be reached at 507.457.2956 or you can contact the Advocacy Center of Winona 24/7 at 507.452.4453.

See a complete description of Title IX policies and procedures.


Criminal or Civil Complaints

A victim/survivor has the right to criminal or civil legal resources outside of the university, including access to protective orders. The Title IX Coordinator, campus security, or a confidential advocate can assist in reporting to law enforcement.

For civil complaints, the victim/survivor should consult with a private attorney.

A confidential advocate can guide and assist a victim or survivor during criminal or civil proceedings. The WSU confidential advocate can be reached at 507.457.2956 or contact the Advocacy Center of Winona 24/7 at 507.452.4453.