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Sexual Assault Resources

Reporting

You have the right to report a sexual assault to the police and to the University. You can report to both, just the police, just the University, or to neither. It is your choice. There are different reasons to choose to report to each; there is more information below. Even if you choose not to report your sexual assault, you still have the right to request changes to your academic, living, transportation, and working situations. You can get more information on the Safety Planning page.

Making a report to the UW

Sexual assault is a violation of University policy. You have the right to report – and the University encourages you to report – a sexual assault to the University. A University investigation can lead to disciplinary action being taken against a UW student or employee.

Information about making a report to the UW.

Information about UW policies and code.

Making a report to police

Sexual assault is a crime. You have the right to report a sexual assault to the police. A police investigation can lead to the accused person being found guilty of a misdemeanor or felony and lead to probation or jail time. Reporting to the police is also a way to get a protection order.

Information about making a report to police.