The university has a variety of resources to help you maintain your safety. These services are available to you whether or not a formal investigation occurs. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.
You may need assistance staying safe. Abusers can create hostile environments and can make it difficult to feel safe in class, at home, at work, or in other social spaces. Also, certain spaces may hold connections to your assault and harassment and make you fell unsafe or uncomfortable. We can help you make changes to your transportation methods. If you are worried about ongoing contact form someone, you may want to consider an official method of restraining contact:
University No Contact Directives
A No Contact Directive is issued by a university staff member and is a letter that prohibits someone associated with the university (student, employee, or community member) from having contact with you. It does not require any other disciplinary process to take place. Contact: Sexual Misconduct Resource and Response Program (608-890-3788)
Civil Restraining Orders
A Restraining Order is a court order limiting defined potential conduct of someone who has abused or harassed you, ordering them not to abuse or contact you. A restraining order is issued by a judge and is enforced by police; a restraining order can be issued to people not affiliated with UW-Madison. Contact: District Attorney’s Office (608-266-4211) or Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) (608-251-4445)
The Restraining Order and Survivor Advocacy (ROSA) Clinic provides direct legal services to victims/survivors of intimate-partner violence in Dane, Jefferson, Rock and Sauk Counties. Law students assist victims/survivors of intimate-partner violence by completing Restraining Order petitions, representing them at injunction hearings (restraining-order hearings), and providing relevant resources under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty. The Clinic works directly with community groups and agencies throughout the counties to provide services with no cost to the victim/survivor.
You do not have to navigate this experience alone. If you are unsure about what you are feeling or what you should do, you may want to speak with a confidential support resource. Confidential resources are available to help you make an informed choice about what is right for you.
On-Campus Confidential Resources
610 Langdon Street
Lowell Center, Room 226, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 263-2987 or toll-free (877) 260-0281
The EAO can assist those who are finding it difficult to successfully cope with personal or work related issues or concerns. Email eao@ mailplus.wisc.edu for more.
Ombuds Office (available to UW employees only)
Rooms 223-225, Lowell Hall
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
Sexual Violence Resource Center | (24-hour line: 608–251-RAPE (7273)) | (608) 265-6389 (Campus Office) | firstname.lastname@example.org | 333 East Campus Mall, #7901 Madison, WI
Works within Dane County to promote hope, help and healing for those harmed by sexual violence and strive through education and outreach to create social change to end sexual violence
Off-Campus Confidential Resources
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services | (DAIS) 24-hour line: (608) 251-4445 | toll-free (800)747-4045
Works to ensure the safety and well-being of domestic violence survivors and their families, and to change societal attitudes that perpetuate violence and the abuse of power
Deaf Unity | Text helpline: 608-466-2881 | M-F 9am-10pm | PO Box 8713, Madison, WI 53708 | email@example.com
Provides victim advocacy for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking provided by staff who are Deaf and use American Sign Language (including text helpline) and provide emotional support, and accompaniment to medical appointments and court dates.
UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence | (Toll Free 1-800-510-9195)
Provides victim advocacy services for Latina and non-Latina survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Freedom, Inc. | (608-661-4089 | M-F 9am-5pm | 601 Bay View, Madison, WI 53715 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Victim advocacy services for victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence that are language/gender/generation and culture-specific to women, gender non-conforming, and youth in African American and Southeast Asian families.
Room to be Safe | (Resource Line –Not 24-hours: 414-856-5428)
This is a collaborative anti-violence program that provides support and resources to LGBTQ people who are experiencing or have experienced dating, long-term or intimate partner violence. Room to be Safe also provides support and resources for family members of LGBTQ people who are experiencing or have experienced dating, long-term or intimate partner violence.
Victims of sexual assault may obtain a medical forensic examination without incurring full out of pocket costs for that exam. This is regardless of their decision to report to law enforcement. Exams can be conducted by forensic nurses at the Emergency Department at UnityPoint Health-Meriter and are available 24/7.
If you believe someone gave you drugs in order to facilitate a sexual assault, you can also request a drug testing.
Forensic nurses will provide a safe, compassionate exam and empower the patients to determine their plan of care. Services include emotional support, physical examination and wellness check, collection of medical forensic evidence, assistance with reporting to police (mandatory reporting for children), assistance with concerns about sexually transmitted infection and pregnancy, assistance with safety planning, and development of a medical follow-up plan. If you believe someone gave you drugs in order to facilitate a sexual assault, you can also request a drug testing. A full drug panel testing may require additional cost.
Victims of sexual assault who seek emergency services at a hospital have the right to be provided with the option to receive emergency contraception at the hospital per Wisconsin Statute 50.375
(608-255-7356) | 831 East Washington, Madison, WI | email@example.com
Provides counseling to children and families who experience trauma
We also can advise and assist with communicating with your supervisor when you are dealing with a crisis or have ongoing safety concerns. Contact: Sexual Misconduct Resource and Response Program (608-890-3788) or Workforce Relations (608-265-2257)
Note: This resource is not confidential.
If you live in University Housing, we can provide help if you are unable to continue living in your current housing or if you would like someone who is unsafe removed from your living area. Contact: Sexual Misconduct Resource and Response Program (608-890-3788)
If your normal transportation options no longer feel safe, there are other options that might be available. SAFEwalk is one such option. All SAFEwalkers undergo training with UW Police and are able to assist in a variety of situations. Contact SAFEwalk at 608-262-5000 for a walk. Contact: Sexual Misconduct Resource and Response Program (608-890-3788) or Dean of Students Office (608-263-5700)
(608-890-4586) | 702 Langdon Street, Suite 130, Madison, WI
The Office of International Faculty and Staff Services (IFSS) provides comprehensive assistance to the University of Wisconsin-Madison on all aspects of non-student immigration. The office acts as the liaison between the university and all government agencies involved in immigration matters, and assists both the institution and individuals in complying with immigration laws and regulations.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Works with Americans in foreign countries who need domestic violence and child abuse advocacy and support, and provides resources and tools to navigate jurisdictional, legal and social international landscapes.
1245 E. Washington Ave #102, Madison, WI | A non-profit law office that provides culturally relevant legal representation in the following areas: family law, immigration law, civil injunctions/restraining orders, and immigration needs including U-Visas, T-Visas and VAWA self-petitions
UW-Madison does not provide legal assistance or attorneys, but there are legal resources available in the Madison community.
Offers legal services for survivors of intimate-partner violence in Dane, Jefferson, Rock and Sauk Counties.
(608-266-9003) | 215 S. Hamilton St. #3000
Works with criminal cases that are referred to the District Attorney for prosecution.
Offers pro bono, confidential legal services for those who have experienced sexual violence or sexual harassment. Survivors Legal Program is not associated with UW-Madison.
24-hour line: (608) 251-4445 or toll-free (800)747-4045
Works to ensure the safety and well-being of domestic violence survivors and their families, and to change societal attitudes that perpetuate violence and the abuse of power. DAIS has a legal advocacy program for victims of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
Public service that helps identify the most appropriate resource for legal needs.
(608-256-1015) | 1245 E. Washington Ave #102, Madison, WI 53703 | email@example.com
A non-profit law office that provides culturally relevant legal representation in the following areas: family law, immigration law, civil injunctions/restraining orders, and immigration needs including U-Visas, T-Visas and VAWA self-petitions.