Guidance and support for all students dealing with personal problems, including reporting an incident, academic complaints, and helping someone you know. We will help with addressing problems, and finding who to contact.
Anytime you'd like to chat, we are here for you without judgement. These chats can be about your academic life or personal issues.
You can schedule a same-day Drop-In appointment in person, via phone, or video conference.
Report an incident
At UW-Madison, we recognize that deciding to report an incident 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. It is your choice to report an incident, know that the Dean of Students Office promises to support you through the reporting process.
Bias or hate incident
Including slurs, degrading language, epithets, graffiti, symbols, assault, microagressions, and harassment.
Getting help for others
A student who suddenly stops attending classes, activities, misses an exam, or stops responding to communications.
Report an academic complaint
While the Dean of Students assists students with personal matters, Academic Deans assist students with academic matters pertaining to their respective School or College.
Common issues include: changing majors, classroom concerns, late drops or withdrawals, grade disputes and more.
Getting help now
Amnesty Through Responsible Action
The purpose of these guidelines is to create a situation where responsible action is encouraged and expected. We encourage responsible actions and remove barriers to safety-conscious decision-making.
Available anytime for students, family members, partners, friends, roommates, faculty, housing staff, and other campus community members who are concerned about a student.
Speak with an on-call crisis counselor who can help.
UW Police Department (non-emergency)
Contact UW–Madison Police to file a police report, speak with an officer, or for other general inquiries. No online reporting available.
Call 911 if you have an emergency.
Supporting your health
There are many health and wellness options on campus for you, and resources to help you find the right fit.
Health and well-being includes personal physical health, mental health, and connection to a safe campus where all students can thrive.
Support for DACA recipients
Regardless of immigration status, UW-Madison wants all students to know that “You belong here” and are an integral part of the UW campus community.
As a student population in the U.S., there are unique challenges for dreamers who may be DACA-mented, undocumented.
The Center for DREAMers provides advice and support to undocumentioned and DACA-mented students.
Exceptional Citizenship Award
Know of a student who has acted as a true Badger with exceptional citizenship? The Exceptional Citizenship Award is given to students who decide to act with courage and moral character in challenging circumstances to make campus a safer community.
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Nominate someone for the Exceptional Citizenship Award
Previous award recipients have intervened in incidents to prevent harm to others, reacted quickly to an emergency situation, and chosen to act with integrity instead of for personal gain.
If you know of a student who has acted as a true Badger with exceptional citizenship, the Dean of Students Office wants to know!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Citizenship Award” in the subject line.
Include your full name, the student’s name, details about the incident, and your contact information in the email. While not all students may be awarded Citizenship Award, we will try to recognize each student that we hear about.
What is the Dean’s Certificate?
Many transfer, graduate, law, medical, and professional schools require the completion of a Dean’s Certification or disciplinary clearance. To expedite the process, all requests can be made through the Registrar’s office, the official record keepers of the University.
What you will have to do.
Students must take all clearance, certifications, and other forms to the Office of the Registrar Transcripts and Certifications office, 333 East Campus Mall, Student Services Tower Rm. 10101.
Current students, former students, and alum have the right to inspect their records, consistent with federal law. Request your record.
Dean of Students Office70 Bascom Hall500 Lincoln DriveMadison, WI 53706-1380
Monday-Friday: 8:30am -4pmduring Fall and Spring semester