UHS rolls out new bystander program to help prevent sexual assault and dating violence
UHS Survivor Services
Survivor Services provides confidential support to student victim/survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. These services are available to UW-Madison students at no cost. You are not alone and we believe that survivors are experts about their own experiences and healing.
Although our office does not have drop-in hours during the summer months (mid-May through August 2018), we are still available to see students. In order to get connected to our services (individual counseling, victim advocacy, resources, etc.) during the summer, please contact email@example.com to set up an appointment with a counselor/victim advocate.
Our services include:
- Information and referral
- Emotionally supportive listening and non-judgmental response to your experiences
- Drop in, no-appointment needed services are available when classes are in session
- Support and consultations to family, friends, and university employees about their own feelings and questions about supporting survivors
- Learn more about UHS victim advocacy services to explore if you’d like to join a support group or take part in counseling and case management services
- Referrals to and information about campus and community services, including reporting options and confidential support
- Information about and assistance in changing academic, living, transportation, and working situations
- Referrals to low-cost and pro bono attorneys who are informed about criminal and campus disciplinary proceedings
- Information about criminal processes, campus policies and procedures, how to petition for a restraining order, and victim rights
- Emotionally supportive counseling and case management
- Ongoing, individualized emotional support and coordination of care for survivors as part of their healing process
- Support in working towards short- and long-term healing goals
- Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or scheduled as needed
- Our counseling is provided by highly trained victim advocates with Master’s degrees but is not mental health treatment
- UHS Survivor Services does not have a session limit or cap on services for students
- Support groups
- Weekly, confidential support groups facilitated by trained victim advocates for UW-Madison survivors. Click above for more information about our current offerings!
- Advocacy and accompaniment
- When requested by survivors, our staff are available to attend appointments (i.e., medical, legal, campus disciplinary hearings) with student survivors to provide them with support and advocate on their behalf when appropriate.
- If you have an upcoming court date, meeting with a campus official as part of an investigation, or reporting to law enforcement, you have the right to have a victim advocate with you.
Services are available in Spanish upon request.
Confidential means that—as allowable by law—the information survivors share with our victim advocates will not be shared to law enforcement, campus authorities, parents, or any other person without the explicit written permission of the student victim/survivor. Read the UHS statement on confidentiality for victims of sexual violence here.
The UHS Violence Prevention & Survivor Services unit does NOT operate a 24-hour crisis line, provide on-call services, offer diagnosis or prescribe medication, provide treatment for mental health diagnoses, or provide legal advice.
Make an appointment
608-265-5600 (option 3)
333 East Campus Mall, 8th floor
Our office does not have Open Access (drop-in hours) during the summer months, but we are still available to see students. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in making an appointment to see a victim advocate/counselor.
Fall 2018 Open Access hours will be posted in mid-August