Link to help, information, and resources on your UW campus.
Help is available to survivors on college campuses, even if they choose to not report to law enforcement.
Students at UW System campuses have the right to report to law enforcement, and the right to decline to report to law enforcement. Regardless of their choice to report to law enforcement, survivors can request changes from their campus to help keep them safe, such as changes to their working, living, academic, or transportation situations. Campus Title IX Coordinators can provide information and assistance to survivors about their rights and options to report to campus, to law enforcement, and/or request supportive measures.
Sexual Harassment – (Board of Regent Policy 14-2)
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical conduct and expressive behavior of a sexual nature where: (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or education; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting that individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or demeaning employment or educational environment.
“Sexual Assault” (Wis. Stat. § 940.225(4)):
Whoever has sexual intercourse or sexual contact with a person without the consent of that person.
“Sexual intercourse” (Wis. Stat. § 940.225(5)(c)):
Includes penetration as well as cunnilingus, fellatio, or anal intercourse between persons or any other intrusion, however slight, of any part of a person’s body or of any object into the genital or anal opening either by the defendant or upon the defendant’s instruction.
“Sexual contact” means any of the following (Wis. Stat. § 940.225(5)(b)(1)):
Intentional touching, whether direct or through clothing, if that intentional touching is either for the purpose of sexually degrading; or for the purpose of sexually humiliating the complainant or sexually arousing or gratifying the defendant or if the touching contains the elements of actual or attempted battery under s. 940.19 (1).
“Consent” means (Wis. Stat. § 940.224(4)):
Words or overt actions by a person who is competent to give informed consent indicating a freely given agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact. Individuals under the influence of an intoxicant are generally incapable of providing consent.
Dating Violence – (See Wis. Stat. § 813.12(1)(ag)):
Violence committed in a “dating relationship,” which is defined as a romantic or intimate social relationship between two adult individuals but “dating relationship” does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary fraternization between two individuals in a business or social context. A court shall determine if a dating relationship exists by considering the length of the relationship, the type of the relationship, and the frequency of the interaction between the adult individuals involved in the relationship.
Domestic Violence – (Wis. Stat. §§ 813.12(1)(am); 968.075(1)(a))
Any of the following engaged in by an adult family member or adult household member against another adult family member or adult household member, by an adult caregiver against an adult who is under the caregiver’s care, by an adult against his or her adult former spouse, by an adult against an adult with who the individual has or had a dating relationship, or by an adult against an adult with whom the person has a child in common:
- Intentional infliction of physical pain, physical injury, or illness.
- Intentional impairment of physical condition.
- A violation of the state statute regarding sexual assault (Wis. Stat. § 940.225(1), (2) or (3).
- A violation of the state statute regarding stalking (Wis. Stat. § 940.32).
- A violation of the state statute regarding damage to property (Wis. Stat. § 943.01), involving property that belongs to the individual.
- A threat to engage in the conduct under 1., 2., 3., 4., or 5 listed above.
Stalking – (Wis. Stat. § 940.32(2))
When one intentionally engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person under the same circumstances to suffer serious emotional distress or to fear bodily injury to or the death of himself or herself or a member of his or her family or household.