Interpersonal Violence

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and 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.

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 here learn more about how students or witnesses can report sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment.

Formal Investigation 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. For detailed information about the investigation stage, the hearing stage, and the post-hearing and appeal stage, please visit this Office of Compliance website.

View a diagram of the student disciplinary investigation process (PDF) related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking allegations. Please note this may differ from the misconduct process when the incident does not involve interpersonal violence.

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