University Health Services (UHS) hired three additional staff members in 2016 to join the End Violence on Campus (EVOC) unit to expand violence prevention and survivor services.
UHS Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention is dedicated to preventing violence before it happens and helping address the needs of victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking after it happens.
Prevention staff at University Health Services (UHS) understand the challenges that face first-year students, and use online programming, in addition to other educational tools, to teach students how to respond to difficult situations, including high-risk drinking, sexual assault and dating violence, and mental health crises.
Starting in the 2016 fall semester, UHS will be rolling out two new violence prevention programs designed to equip incoming students with information about gender-based violence and how to prevent it.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, most Badgers know that there are certain jokes that cross the line. Regardless, many of us still go along with the sexist, homophobic, gender-based, or otherwise derogatory jokes that people around us make, most often for reasons of social preservation. While it is important to know how to intervene and […]
The statistics surrounding sexual assaults on college campuses are alarming. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. More than 90 percent of campus sexual assaults go unreported. Action needs to be taken to assuage fear, prevent future assaults, and instill […]
January is Stalking Awareness Month, and Jamie Temple, the survivor services coordinator at University Health Services and primary contact for student victims, says students who experience stalking may not self-identify as victims but struggle with how to label their experience. “One of the biggest barriers for students is feeling like they will be believed if […]