Definitions

Review the definitions of sexual violence and related topics.

Reporting Resources

The choice to report an incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment is yours and you have options. If you are not sure of what is best for you, you can discuss your options with any of our confidential resources.

All appropriate steps will be taken to respect the privacy of the individuals involved, while maintaining the ability of the University to investigate the incident and take appropriate action. This includes interim measures to ensure the safety and educational rights of all individuals involved, and protection against retaliation. If you are a Responsible Employee and become aware of an act of sexual violence or sexual harassment involving a student or employee, you are required to report it to the University, which may prompt an investigation.  If you have questions about your reporting obligations, please contact the University's Title IX Coordinator at 608.342.1845 or the Dean of Students Office at 608.342.1854.

You also have the right to report to the police and we will assist with that process if requested.

  • Reporting to these resources may lead to University action.  These actions include, but are not limited to, offer of University/community resources, explanation of University/legal adjudication processes, interim protection measures, and offer of academic accommodations.

    Dean of Students Office 
    608.342.1854
    Assists students with connection to campus and community resources, as well as investigates allegations of student sexual violence misconduct.

    Title IX Coordinator 
    608.342.1845
    The Title IX coordinator is responsible for coordinating the University's responses to all complaints involving possible sex discrimination. This responsibility includes monitoring outcomes, identifying and addressing any patterns, and assessing effects on the campus climate. You can report to the University, without filing a police report. You can find more information on reporting an incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

    University Police 
    608.342.1584
    Victims who have experienced sexual violence on campus property may file a report with University Police.  They may also contact the department for more information on the legal process. Find out more on reporting to law enforcement.

    City of Platteville Police Department 
    608.348.2313
    Victims who have experienced sexual violence in the Platteville community may file a report with the City of Platteville Police Department.  They may also contact the department for more information on the legal process.

  • On-Campus

    University Counseling Services 
    608.342.1865
    Confidential counseling, support, and referrals for all UW-Platteville students; walk-in triage appointments are available during weekday business hours

    Student Health Services 
    608.342.1891
    Provides medical help including Sexually Transmitted Infection testing, pregnancy testing, and prevention; appointments available during weekday business hours

    Sexual Violence Victims Advocate 
    608.778.9802
    Assists with crisis intervention, advocacy, and support for victims/survivors; drop-in advocacy on Mondays from noon–4 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.  Support group is Monday from 4-5 p.m.

    Off-Campus

    Family Advocates 
    608.348.3838
    Provides 24-hour peer counseling by phone or in person, emergency temporary shelter, support groups, referrals and advocacy services

    Riverview Center 
    888.557.0310
    Provides free services including a 24-hour crisis hotline, legal and medical advocacy, long and short-term counseling, and transition assistance for domestic and sexual violence survivors

    Southwest Health 
    608.342.4730
    Provides medical help including but not limited to STI testing, pregnancy testing, sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), and emergency services. If you choose to have a sexual assault exam and collect evidence, you do not have to report to the police at that time.  The evidence can be stored and remain anonymous until you are ready to report.

  • If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual violence, you may be experiencing a range of emotions and that's okay. No matter the circumstances or what you are feeling, please remember that sexual violence is never the fault of the victim. The person who committed the act is responsible for their actions.

    Other things to consider:

    Reporting to these resources may lead to University action. ​

Victim's Rights

Victims are afforded rights by the federal government, the state, and the institution. All students have the right to emotional and physical safety. 

Contact Information

Dean of Students


2300 Markee Pioneer Student Center