Are you safe? In case of emergency, or if there is immediate danger to health or safety, call 911.

What You May be Feeling

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, remember that sexual violence is never the fault of the victim. The person who committed the act is responsible for their actions.

While no two victims or situations are exactly alike, we have compiled some information and resources that may help as you work through this difficult process. In the meantime, if someone discloses to you that they have been sexually assaulted:

  • Believe them.
  • Reassure them that it wasn't their fault.
  • Keep their disclosure confidential (unless the situation requires mandatory reporting).
  • Never pressure them for more information than they want to share.

If you are not sure where to go for help, consider contacting Family Advocates at 608.348.5995.

Contact Information

Sexual Misconduct

120 Royce Hall