Sexual Assault Resources

Sexual Assault Resources

Get support and/or report sexual assault

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

Here you will find ways to get confidential support, how to address safety concerns, where to receive medical care and counseling and information on reporting sexual assault.

Contact confidential advocates

Start with the University’s confidential advocates for support, information and resources.
What they can do for you

Seek care

Key support services are available to you through the University. Learn more about:
Medical care

Help a friend

If a friend has experienced sexual misconduct, there are ways 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 not at all. A UW report goes to a new Title IX Investigation Office.
Report to the University
Report to police

Learn about Title IX

The UW has appointed a Title IX Coordinator who provides support across the University relating to compliance.
Learn more

Get involved

The UW offers many ways to get involved in education and prevention efforts.
Find out more

Creating a cultural shift

Addressing sexual assault requires a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that:
  • Acknowledges that the vast majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by a person or persons known to the victim.
  • Recognizes the complex and often co-occurring relationship between alcohol and drugs and sexual assault.
  • Challenges the 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 assault 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 empowerment to promote a caring community in which students are safe from sexual assault, harassment and discrimination.