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You are not alone and we believe that survivors are experts about their own experiences and healing.
Survivor Services provides confidential support to UW-Madison student victims/survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. These services are available at no cost.
Survivor Services does NOT operate a 24-hour crisis line and does not provide the following: on-call services, diagnosis, prescribe medication, treatment for mental health diagnoses, and legal advice.
Our services include:
Information and referral
- Explore joining a support group, starting counseling, or receiving case management services
- Support and consultations to family, friends, and UW employees about how best to support a survivor
- Campus and community referrals and information about reporting options and confidential support
- Information about and assistance in changing academic, living, transportation, and work 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
- Collaborative, strengths-based approach
- No appointment needed, drop-in services are available fall and spring semesters
- Ongoing, individualized emotional support and care coordination as part of the healing process (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or scheduled as needed)
- Support in working toward short- and long-term healing goals
- Counseling is provided by highly trained victim advocates with Master’s degrees but is not mental health treatment
- Survivor Services does not have a session limit or cap on services for students
- Weekly, confidential support groups facilitated by trained victim advocates for UW-Madison survivors. Click here 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.
Make an appointment
608-265-5600 (option 3)
333 East Campus Mall, 8th floor
Open Access (drop-in) Hours
September 5 - December 14
Mondays: 1 - 4 p.m.
Tuesdays: 1 - 4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1 - 4 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. - noon
Fridays: 9 a.m. - noon