How to report incidents at UW-Madison including hate, bias, sexual assault, hazing, students you are concerned about and other types of incidents.
Our promise to support you
At UW-Madison, we recognize that deciding to report an incident and choosing how to move forward can be difficult decisions. It is your choice to report an incident, and know that the Dean of Students Office promises to support you during this process.
All reports made to our office will be taken seriously and information will be provided to the proper office for investigation.
Types of reporting
Student of concern
Any student displaying behaviors that may interfere with their ability to be successful or disrupts the learning of others.
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A type of sexual misconduct. A single act or ongoing pattern of abusive behaviors that exert control and power over a significant other.
A student who suddenly stops attending classes, activities, misses an exam, or stops responding to communications.
General complaint or concern impacting your success as a student at UW-Madison.
Bias or hate incident
Including slurs, degrading language, epithets, graffiti, symbols, assault, microagressions, and harassment.
Any activity that a person is expected to join or participate in that humiliates, degrades, abuses, or endangers regardless of willingness to participate.
A type of sexual misconduct. Behavior patterns directed at a specific person that causes serious emotional distress or fear for physical safety.
Including physical or digital barriers that prevent access for
individuals with disabilities.
Types of misconduct
Whether its a feeling that cheating might have taken place, or something more serious, misconduct is typically handled on two ways: Academic or Non-Academic. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards are the people who help guide faculty, staff and students through these situations.
How to handle complaints dealing with curriculum, grades, dropping classes, withdrawals, classroom concerns and changing majors.
Faculty and Staff
Guides, resources and information for UW-Madison faculty and staff to help support students experiencing personal issues including how to talk to students you are concerned about, addressing disruptive behavior and verbal de-escalation.
These folks manage their own feedback process, separate of the Dean Of Students Office. Our staff are glad to help you with any related question and can help refer you to the right place.
Dean’s Office Contacts
How can we help?
Call us at:
Email us at:
Dean of Students Office70 Bascom Hall500 Lincoln DriveMadison, WI 53706-1380
Monday-Friday: 8:30am -4pmduring Fall and Spring semester
After Hours Contacts
Call Mental Health Services
608-265-5600 (option 9)
Dial 911 for immediate help from the
UW Police Department
UWPD Non-emergency line: 608-264-2677