There are a number of resources available to you both on-campus and off-campus.
Support from UW-Whitewater:
University Police can provide information, investigation, support, training and referral to support services. The UW-W Police will provide transportation to hospital facilities, safety escorts and personal safety planning. Reports may be made in a confidential manner and criminal investigations will only occur with your consent.
200 Hyer Hall
Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Anyone who has been assaulted by a UW-W student can file a complaint under the student code of conduct. Staff members in the Dean of Students Office are available to assist with this, explain the process and answer any of your questions. Additionally, staff members can help you with changing academic or housing arrangements, contacting an advocate, filing a police report, making a health or counseling appointment, talking with your instructors or understanding your rights on campus.
Health Services: 262-472-1300
Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Services provided include medical treatment, emergency contraception, treatment for STI’s, pregnancy/STI/anonymous HIV testing, referrals to specialists, phone consultations. No evidence collection is done on site.
Counseling Services: 262-472-1305
Free individual assessment and counseling, consultation with staff, referrals to community agencies, and crisis intervention. 24-hour Crisis Line: 262-741-3200 or 1-800-365-1587.
Sexual Assault Survivor’s Assistance
Many UW-W staff and faculty members have received training and know how to help individuals who have experienced sexual assault. Trained staff members have door placards and you are welcome to speak with them.
Whitewater Police: 911 (non-emergency: 262-473-0555)
Police can respond to an emergency situation, an ongoing situation, or drive you to the hospital. You can utilize the services of the Whitewater Police without making a formal complaint. You can choose whether or not an investigation will occur.
Local organizations have professional advocates who can provide you with support and guidance as you address sexual assault. These advocacy services are free and confidential.
Click here to find advocacy support services in any part of the state of Wisconsin.
- People Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse 24-hour crisis line: 920-674-6768 http://www.gojefferson.com/pada
- The Association for the Prevention of Family Violence 24-hour crisis line: 262-723-4653
- 24-hour Crisis Line: 262-741-3200 or 1-800-365-1587
Wisconsin Victim Resource Center: 1-800-446-6564 or 608-264-9497
This center provides the statewide services to victims of crime: telephone counseling; information and referrals; problem-solving assistance relative to the victimization; victim/witness assistance services in matters the Attorney General's Office is prosecuting; resource person to district attorneys in counties with no victim/witness program; informational materials; an advocate for victims in exercising their state constitutional rights; Crime Victim Compensation assistance; Victim Appellate Notification Services (VANS).
Source: Supplied from Wisconsin Department of Justice. The State of Wisconsin Constitution, Acticle I Section 9m provides certain rights to crime victims. The Department of Justice and the Wisconsin Victim Resource Center are committed to the full realization of these rights.
As a UWW student you have the right to:
- Medical treatment
- Counseling and support
- Advocacy from a trained advocate
- Have your complaints to the conduct officer investigated
- Have others present at your hearing
- Be informed of the outcome of the hearing
- Report to the police
- Change your academic or living situation
- Written educational materials
- Be treated in a non-judgmental, respectful manner and with confidentiality
- Know that statistical reporting of all incidents does occur
In Wisconsin, if you report the crime to the police within 5 days and apply for crime victim compensation within one year, you can be reimbursed for medical, hospital, and counseling expenses as well as lost wages and clothing reimbursement. Call 1-800-446-6564.
This site is not meant to replace the advice of health care, counseling or legal professionals. You should not rely on any information on these pages, or information generated for you by this site, to replace consultations with qualified professionals regarding your own specific situation.