Sexual Assault Resources

Sexual Assault Resources

For those who experience sexual misconduct

This website provides victims of sexual violence with an array of resources that reflect the University’s commitment to preventing and responding to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

You may use these resources to get confidential support, to address safety concerns, to locate providers of medical care and counseling, and to learn how to report sexual assault.

Contact confidential advocates

Start with the University’s confidential advocates for support, information, and resources.
How advocates can help

Seek care

Physical and mental services are available to you through the University. Learn more about:
Medical care
Counseling

Help a friend

If a friend has experienced sexual misconduct, you can provide support.
Learn more

Make a report

You have the right to report sexual misconduct to the University, to the police, to both or to neither.
Report to the University
Report to police

Learn about Title IX

The Office of the Title IX Coordinator provides support across the University relating to compliance.
Learn more

Get involved

UW offers many ways to get involved in education and prevention efforts.
Learn more

Creating a cultural shift

Addressing sexual and gender-based violence requires a comprehensive approach to prevention that:
  • Acknowledges that the vast majority of sexual misconduct is perpetrated by a person or persons known to the victim.
  • Recognizes the complex and often co-occurring connection of alcohol and drugs and to sexual assault.
  • Challenges any propensity for victim-blaming.
  • Promotes the acceptance of – and affirms each individual’s right to – a broad spectrum of sexual choices.
  • Understands and clearly defines the meaning and nature of consent.

Taking a community approach

Addressing sexual misconduct requires a holistic approach. We aim to raise awareness of issues, resources, and responsibilities among all members of the campus, providing each with the skills and efficacy to promote a caring community in which students are safe from sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination.