Tonight is a primary prevention program designed with UW-Madison students to make UW-Madison a safer campus. Tonight promotes:

  • Accurate knowledge and understanding of sexual assault, consent, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking
  • Use of bystander intervention strategies to disrupt attitudes and behaviors that contribute to sexual assault and dating violence
  • Knowledge of the confidential advocacy and support services available to student victims, both on- and off-campus
  • Increased empathy for survivors of these crimes
  • Understanding about victim rights and options to report to a UW-Madison campus office and/or local law enforcement

Tonight is a requirement for new undergraduate students. It will be available to first-year and transfer students through their Learn@UW accounts the week of July 28th. Students will recieve an email via their campus account letting them know the program is available.

DEADLINE: Friday, September 19,2014.

If you are a first-year student at UW-Madison, access Tonight through your Learn@UW account.

After participating in Tonight, students have demonstrated an ability to challenge social norms and attitudes that make violence possible, decrease their adherence to myths, and increase their knowledge around sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Tonight also empowers students to change their behavior to be responsible and engaged bystanders.

UW-Madison promotes personal and social responsibility in addition to academic excellence. The Wisconsin Experience is one in which students apply learning in ways that have significant and positive impacts on the world.

Participating in Tonight is one step you will take to become a true Badger: one who uses critical thinking skills, empathy, and understanding to end the epidemic of sexual assault and dating violence.

Tonight is made possible with the generous support of the Division of Student Life and University Health Services.

Questions, concerns, comments? We’d love to hear from you:

If you are not a first-year student and would like to view Tonight, access it here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tonight

If you experience technical difficulties with the program or have questions about Learn@UW, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.