Other Resources

If you are in immediate physical danger, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center.

Help and crisis lines

Other resources for students

University Health Services

Dean of Students Office

  • A primary resource for connecting students who are navigating personal, academic, or health issues, to supportive campus and community resources
  • Incident reporting for bias or hate, sexual assault, hazing, and other incidents
  • Provides drop-in appointments for students with any concerns (private but non-confidential, DOSO staff are mandated Title IX reporters)

Department of Psychology Research and Training Clinic

  • Therapy services with clinical and counseling psychology doctoral student supervised by licensed psychologists
  • Costs are determined based on income and family size

Other resources for employees (including student employees and postdocs)

Employee Assistance Office

  • Provides no-cost, confidential counseling, resources and solutions to UW-Madison employees, including graduate student employees and postdocs, their family members, and significant others

LifeMatters through EAO

  • Provides no-cost, confidential 24-hour access to professional counselors (1–5 sessions for personal or work-related issues) and a wide variety of other resources including training, financial and legal consultation, time saving searches, and management consultation regarding workplace concerns

Ombuds Office

  • Provides a no-cost, confidential place for any UW-Madison employees, including student employees and postdocs, to collaboratively explore complaints, clarify issues, and consider options and resources to address their concerns

Department of Psychology Research and Training Clinic

  • Therapy services with clinical and counseling psychology doctoral student supervised by licensed psychologists
  • Costs are determined based on income and family size

Under the UW-Madison Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, the following conduct is prohibited: sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, retaliation, providing false information to a reporting or investigatory office, and refusal to comply with a reasonable request on a university matter. For further information on the definitions of these types of misconduct, see the campus Sexual Misconduct Resource and Response Program website.

Confidential vs. Non-Confidential Resources

The resources below are divided by whether they are confidential or non-confidential resources. Use of confidential resources will not result in a report being made, either to the campus Sexual Misconduct Resource and Response Program (formerly the Title IX office) or the police (with the exception of when the survivor is a child), unless the survivor wishes to make a report. Non-confidential campus resources will report incidents to the Title IX coordinator but will maintain survivor privacy as much as possible. For more information on confidentiality, see the campus Sexual Misconduct Resource and Response Program website.

Medical resources (confidential)

Meriter Forensic Nurse Examiners Program

  • Available to everyone
  • Provides physical examinations, medical advice, and emotional support
  • Provides assistance in reporting to the police (reporting is not required, except when the survivor is a child)

UHS Survivor Services

  • Available to students
  • Provides medical support, mental health support, and advocacy

Community support resources (confidential)

Rape Crisis Center

  • Trauma-informed, survivor-centered support services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, including medical and legal advocacy and emotional support
  • 24-hour helpline: Call 608-251-7273
  • UW-Madison campus office: Call 608-265-6389

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)

  • Support resources for survivors of domestic violence and their families
  • 24-hour help line: Call 608-251-4445
  • 24-hour text help line: Text 608-420-4638

Deaf Unity

  • Support resources for deaf survivors

UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence

  • Support resources for everyone, geared towards Latinx community

Freedom, Inc

  • Support resources for youth, women, and LGBTQ+ survivors in the Black and Southeast Asian communities

Room to be Safe

  • Support resources for LGBTQ+ survivors

Disability Rights Wisconsin

  • Support resources for survivors with disabilities

Midwest Center for Human Services, Midwest Domestic Violence Resource Center

  • Comprehensive program of treatment and social change which offers services to both
    abusers and survivors of domestic violence, including children and teenagers

RISE Respite Center

  • Emergency and scheduled 24/7 child care for families experiencing high levels of stress

Campus support resources (confidential)

UHS Survivor Services

  • Available to students
  • Provides medical support, mental health support, and advocacy

Ombuds Office

  • Provides a no-cost, confidential place for any UW-Madison employees, including student employees and postdocs, to collaboratively explore complaints, clarify issues, and consider options and resources to address their concerns

Employee Assistance Office

  • Provides no-cost, confidential counseling, resources and solutions to UW-Madison employees, including graduate student employees and postdocs, their family members, and significant others

LifeMatters through EAO

  • Provides no-cost, confidential 24-hour access to professional counselors (1–5 sessions for personal or work-related issues) and a wide variety of other resources including training, financial and legal consultation, time saving searches, and management consultation regarding workplace concerns

Campus support resources (non-confidential)

Sexual Misconduct Resource and Response Program

  • Receives reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence – including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation – and coordinate the University’s response.
  • Overseen by the Title IX coordinator, formerly known as the Title IX Program
  • Provides a plethora of information for both employees and students, including information about what constitutes sexual misconduct and how to recognize it, resources, and reporting

Dean of Students Office

  • A primary resource for connecting students who are navigating personal, academic, or health issues, to supportive campus and community resources
  • Incident reporting for bias or hate, sexual assault, hazing, and other incidents
  • Provides drop-in appointments for students with any concerns (DOSO staff are mandated Title IX reporters, so incidents of sexual misconduct will be reported to the Title IX coordinator)

Reporting Options

To law enforcement

UW-Madison Police Department

  • Non-emergency line: 608-264-2677
  • Generally share reports with Title IX coordinator if anyone named in the report is officially connected with UW-Madison
  • UWPD officers have the authority to make an arrest, regardless of whether the perpetrator is associated with UW-Madison or not

Madison Police Department

  • Non-emergency line: 608-266-4316

To campus

Campus Title IX Coordinator– Call 608-890-3788

Dean of Students Office– Call 608-263-5700

For more information on reporting, including where to report, campus vs. criminal reporting, and the reporting processes, see the Sexual Misconduct Resource and Response Program website.

UW-Madison Hostile and Intimidating Behavior website

  • Provides information on university policies, campus resources, reporting options, training, and more
  • Reporting options for campus employees
    Note: HIB policies do not directly cover undergraduate or graduate students, post-docs, or employees-in-training, but some of the reporting information is useful for all members of campus

Dean of Students Office

  • A primary resource for connecting students who are navigating personal, academic, or health issues, to supportive campus and community resources
  • Incident reporting for bias or hate, sexual assault, hazing, and other incidents
  • Provides drop-in appointments for students with any concerns (private but non-confidential, DOSO staff are mandated Title IX reporters)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office (for all campus members)

Graduate School Inclusion and Engagement (for graduate students)

Multicultural Student Center (for students)

Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (for all campus members, though primarily geared towards students)

McBurney Disability Resource Center (for students)

International Student Services (for international students)