The Tonight Program
Tonight is a primary, online prevention program about sexual assault and dating violence. First-year and incoming transfer students are required complete Tonight. Tonight empowers students to make healthy decisions, intervene in difficult situations, and learn about resources available to victims on campus. It also addresses barriers that students may face in seeking help after an assault or because of dating violence. After completing Tonight, students will:
- Understand and have knowledge 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
- Be aware of the confidential advocacy and support services available to student victims, both on- and off-campus
- Demonstrate increased empathy for survivors of these crimes
- Understand victim rights and UW-Madison/ local law enforcement reporting options
All incoming first-year and transfer students must attend an in-person educational workshop in addition to completing Tonight. These workshops will be facilitated by trained peer educators or staff and will provide you with the opportunity to engage in dialogue on the topics of healthy sexuality, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, and how to support survivors.
In addition to completing the online Tonight program, first-year students must also attend an in-person session. These sessions will allow students the opportunity to explore some of the content in the Tonight program more thoroughly with their peers. For more information including a calendar listing for the hundreds of options available, visit our first-year violence prevention webpage and scroll down to the "In-Person" link at the bottom of the page.
UW-Madison promotes personal and social responsibility in addition to academic excellence. Tonight is service of UHS. Please contact us with questions, concerns, or comments. Please contact the DoIT Help Desk if you experience technical difficulties with the program or have questions about Learn@UW.