Review the definitions of sexual violence and related topics.
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
Assists students with connection to campus and community resources, as well as investigates allegations of student sexual violence misconduct.
Title IX Coordinator
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.
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
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.
University Counseling Services
Confidential counseling, support, and referrals for all UW-Platteville students; walk-in triage appointments are available during weekday business hours
Student Health Services
Provides medical help including Sexually Transmitted Infection testing, pregnancy testing, and prevention; appointments available during weekday business hours
Sexual Violence Victims Advocate
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.
Provides 24-hour peer counseling by phone or in person, emergency temporary shelter, support groups, referrals and advocacy services
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
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:
- Go to a safe place. Consider calling an advocate.
- Family Advocates in Platteville (toll free: 1.800.924.2624), 24-hours
- Consider seeking confidential medical care.
- Consider seeking confidential mental and emotional health care.
- Consider reporting the assault.
Reporting to these resources may lead to University action.
Victims are afforded rights by the federal government, the state, and the institution. All students have the right to emotional and physical safety.