The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Division of Student Life are committed to providing an environment that is free of sexual misconduct, stalking, and dating and domestic violence in any form. We are dedicated to creating a safe and secure campus that allows students, faculty, staff and third parties the right to learn, work and live. These standards apply to all regardless of sex, gender, or sexual orientation.
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If you need immediate emergency assistance or to report a crime, call 911. To reach the University of Wisconsin Police, call (608) 264-2677.
Faculty, staff, teaching assistants, and others who work directly with students at UW-Madison are required by state and federal law to report first-hand knowledge or disclosures of sexual assault. When a victim of sexual assault or other crimes discloses his or her experience to you, submit an online report with as much information as you have. You are not required to include the victim/complainant’s name in the submission. For more information on Clery Act reporting obligations, please review the information available here.
Reporting Interpersonal Violence
Students victimized by interpersonal violence have options to report. Click above learn more about how students or witnesses can report sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment.
Anyone can report an incident of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment, and in certain cases, confidentiality or privacy of the report are guaranteed. Click above to learn more...
When someone is in danger, University of Wisconsin-Madison students are expected to seek immediate assistance, such as calling 9-1-1. The purpose of these guidelines is to create a situation where responsible action is encouraged and expected. Click to learn more...
Student Misconduct Process
When an incident is reported to a non-confidential staff member, the university is responsible for investigating the incident, assisting and supporting the victim, and preventing the recurrence of any misconduct.
View a diagram of the student disciplinary investigation process (PDF) related to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking allegations. View UWS Chapter 17 and the most up-to-date resolution procedures (UWS 17.11 through 17.15), published July 1, 2016) as well as the campus-specific procedures for UW-Madison.
Please note that this may have differences from the misconduct process when there is not a complainant involved or it does not involve interpersonal violence.
If a report is received alleging that a student has engaged in sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking, the information will be provided to UW's Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator and a team of campus staff work together to evaluate the hostile environment, determine remedies, and take institutional actions to prevent the recurrence of the sexual harassment. An investigation of the student respondent may initiate at this point. Read more about the process by clicking above...
If the Assistant Dean determines that the evidentiary standard has not been met, the student complainant can request a review of that determination. The process for that review is described in this section.
If the Assistant Dean determines that misconduct occurred, the student respondent has the right to a formal hearing to contest the determination that the student engaged in misconduct, the disciplinary action recommended, or both. Click above to learn more about the hearing process...
Final institutional decisions in both nonacademic and academic misconduct cases may be appealed to the Board of Regents under the procedures outlined in the administrative code.
When a sanction of enrollment restrictions, suspension, or expulsion is/are prescribed by a nonacademic hearing committee or examiner, the respondent or complainant, if applicable, may appeal the decision to the Chancellor. Read more in this section about the appeals to the Chancellor...