Report a general complaint/concern (non-bias/non-conduct)

How to report a general complaint or concern impacting your success as a student at UW-Madison.


This form is a place for students to share a complaint or concern directly connected to an experience at UW-Madison. It serves to notify a university official about a student experience. Generally, UW-Madison defines such complaints as concerns that are of a substantive nature that may interfere with one or more students’ ability to substantially participate in or benefit from the programs, services, or activities of the university.

The primary goal is to provide support to the individual impacted. However, reports will be evaluated to determine if further investigation is required for potential violations of University policy and/or criminal law. Although the Dean of Students Office is not an investigatory office, we will work directly with you to determine best next steps.

Information obtained through these reports will assist UW-Madison in responding to and tracking complaints. Once submitted, the report goes directly to the Dean of Students Office Staff. We understand reporting potential violations, concerns, or complaints can be difficult and we provide options to support reporting parties. A Dean of Students Office staff member will contact you to discuss resources based on your report. Depending on the nature of the complaint, the staff may forward this report to the appropriate office to ensure your concerns are being addressed.

Report a general complaint/concern (non-bias/non-conduct)

How the reporting process works

How the reporting process works

  1. A report is submitted via the reporting form
  2. After the report is submitted, a staff member in the Dean of Students Office will respond to you directly to confirm receipt of the report.
  3. The Dean of Students Office will work with you to determine best next steps for your complaints/concerns or will forward your report to the appropriate office to ensure you concerns are being address. As a reminder, the Dean of Students Office is not an investigatory office.

Contact

Dean’s Office Contacts

How can we help?

Call us at:
608-263-5700

Email us at:
doso@studentaffairs.wisc.edu

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Dean of Students Office
70 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1380


Monday-Friday: 8:30am -4pm
during Fall and Spring semester

After Hours Contacts

Crisis response:
Call Mental Health Services
608-265-5600 (option 9)
Emergencies:
Dial 911 for immediate help from the
UW Police Department
UWPD Non-emergency line: 608-264-2677