At UW-Madison, we recognize that deciding to report sexual violence and choosing how to move forward can be difficult decisions. All reports made to our office will be taken seriously and information will be provided to the proper office for investigation. Regardless of how you choose to proceed, we promise to support all survivors of sexual violence during this difficult process.
Although you can report sexual violence at any time, we encourage individuals to report incidents as soon as possible. Students who experience, witness, or receive a first-hand report of sexual assault, stalking, dating or domestic violence are strongly encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator (Lauren Hasselbacher, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dean of Students Office in the Division of Student Life, which has been designated to receive reports from students and will assist them throughout the process.
Immediate Medical and Safety Concerns
If you are concerned about safety or feel that you may need medical attention, call 911 or go to a local medical facility:
UW Police Department
1429 Monroe Street
University Health Services (UHS)
333 East Campus Mall
- Main Clinic Hours: M, T, Th, F: 8:30am-5:00pm; W: 9:00am-5:00pm
- Women’s Clinic @ UHS
- Lakeshore Drop-In Clinic Hours (Dejope Hall): M-F: 10:00am-4:30pm
Meriter Hospital Forensic Nurse Examiners Program
You may seek confidential assistance by contacting any of the resources listed in the sidebar. These resources allow you to sit down with someone and discuss your concerns, reporting options, and possible decisions going forward. For more information, visit the “I Want to Talk to Someone” page.
If you need immediate emergency assistance or need to report a crime, call 911 immediately.
To report a crime, non-criminal incident, suspicious behavior, or simply need more information about available options, you can contact UW-Police Department or the Madison Police Department (below). Keep in mind that UWPD must share certain information it receives with the Title IX Coordinator, and the Madison Police Department also shares information it receives with UW-Madison.
All reports made to UW-Madison will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Sexual assault, stalking and dating and domestic violence are prohibited by state and/or federal law.
To contact UW-Madison’s reporting and complaint advisors or a Title Ⅸ coordinator, email Lauren Hasselbacher at email@example.com for a response during business hours.
Students who experience, witness, or receive a first-hand report of sexual assault, stalking, or dating or domestic violence are strongly encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office in the Division of Student Life, which has been designated to receive reports from students and will assist them in this process. Students are also encouraged to contact law enforcement in the jurisdiction in which the incident took place to file a report. The Dean of Students Office location and contact information is below:
70 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Students can also contact the Title IX Coordinator directly by emailing Lauren Hasselbacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees who witness or receive a first-hand report of sexual assault, stalking, or dating or domestic violence should contact the Office of Workforce Relations, which has been designated to receive reports from employees:
Office of Human Resources
21 N. Park STreet
Madison, WI 53715
All Members of the University community are encouraged to report these crimes, even if not required to do so by this policy.
Who can make a report of sexual violence?
Reports may be made by:
- The individual who has experienced sexual violence
- Anyone who receives a report from an individual who has experienced an incident of sexual violence
- Anyone who witnesses or otherwise has information that sexual violence may have occurred
Faculty and staff who are made aware of sexual violence must immediately report the incident to the Title IX Office. In most cases, the individual or the department receiving the initial information will complete a report and provide a copy to the Title IX Office for follow up.
Video About Reporting
- University Health Services (UHS)
- Dane County Rape Crisis Center
- Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)
- Confidential On-Campus Support Offices, Groups & Resources
- More information on Victim Rights and Resources