Students, faculty, staff, and teaching assistants are essential when it comes to preventing suicide and promoting help-seeking behaviors among their peers. UHS offers consultation with concerned third parties.
UHS Supports Survivors
UHS affirms our commitment to stand by and support survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and dating violence.
University Health Services (UHS) is here for all students. Any UW-Madison student is eligible to use Survivor Services and our Women’s Health Clinic, which are tailored to support the needs of survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, harassment, and stalking. All of our medical, mental health, and survivor services are no cost and confidential.
Family and friends of survivors, as well as UW-Madison employees, can also access resources and information about how to support a survivor.
I also ask all parents and family members to engage in ongoing conversations with your student about consent and active bystander intervention. Each of us holds responsibility to make UW-Madison a safe and equitable campus.
We also reaffirm our commitment to stopping violence before it happens through our ongoing population-level prevention efforts. Every incoming student at UW-Madison receives both online and in-person training on consent, preventing sexual assault, and bystander invention. Sexual violence is something that affects us all and is a public health concern that has our highest attention. I ask for each of you to be prepared to support survivors:
- Listen with empathy and without judgment
- Believe and respect their choices
- Offer to share resources
We are here for you.
Jake Baggott, MLS, FACHA, 1SG (Ret.)
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
& Executive Director of University Health Services