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.
Sexual Assault/Unwanted Sexual Encounter
If you have been sexually assaulted, or are not sure, there are several ways to get support from the 6th floor Blue Clinic.
- Make an appointment in the 6th floor Blue Clinic either online via MyUHS (select "unwanted sexual encounter/sexual assault" as visit type) or by calling 608-265-5600 (option 1).
- Speak to a nurse directly about options following sexual assault by calling 608-852-9533 during UHS open hours (M-F 8:30 am -5 pm). You may remain anonymous if you prefer. After 5 pm, you may call the UHS Crisis Line at 608-265-5600 (option 9) or the Rape Crisis Center 24-hour line at 608-251-7273 for support.
- Drop-in to the Women's Health Clinic on the 6th floor during clinic hours (M-F, 9 am-5 pm) and ask to talk to the nurse.
Many students are sexually assaulted while intoxicated and are not sure exactly what happened or which resources they need. UHS is a confidential, non-judgmental place for students of all genders to discuss options, regardless if they were drinking. UHS can review the risk of pregnancy, STIs, and physical injuries with the student, and provide more information about reporting options, emotional support, and academic accommodations.
Help is available for survivors of sexual violence. A comprehensive list of services available both on campus and in the community is available here.