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UHS stands with survivors of sexual violence
University Health Services (UHS) is committed to promoting a safe and respectful UW-Madison campus community. UHS remains steadfast in its dedication to stand with and in support of survivors of sexual violence. To the survivors on our campus, we see you, we support you, and we are here for you. Help is available.
UHS offers confidential resources so that survivors can heal and continue their academic success. Students can use UHS services whether they experienced victimization prior to coming to college or as an enrolled student. A complete list of on- and off-campus agencies designed to support survivors—including offices that receive reports—can be found here.
We encourage everyone on our campus to support survivors of sexual violence. If someone discloses their experience to you:
- Listen: “Thank you for telling me, I’m so sorry that happened.”
- Support: “There’s no one right way to heal. I support you in whatever you decide to do.”
- Offer resources: “There are resources on campus and in the community that can support you during this time. Are you interested in knowing more about them?”
Some university staff members are obligated to share disclosures of sexual violence to campus officials who are responsible for handling and investigating sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information about university policies and victim rights see the Rights for Victims document.