UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Reporting a Concern

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards it share information if they feel outreach or follow may be of assistance to an individual. Behavior you observe is not likely to be an isolated incident. Reporting behaviors you observe may help to establish a pattern; ensuring individuals get the assistance they need.

When Should I Report a Concern?

You are encouraged to report any concerning behavior regardless of how severe you perceive the behavior. The behavior you are observing may not be an isolated incident. Reporting may help establish a pattern and ensure that individuals get the assistance they need. We encourage you to report concerns early and often.

Is Sharing Information With B.I.T a Violation Of The Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA)?

No. If you are concerned about a student; sharing that concern with B.I.T does not violate a student's right to privacy under FERPA. FERPA does not prohibit faculty and staff from sharing information obtained from personal knowledge or observation and not from a student's education record. Sharing your student concerns with B.I.T helps to ensure that students are provided the support they may need to be successful.

Who Should I Report My Concern To?

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at 715-425-4844 or sccs@uwrf.edu to share information if they feel outreach or follow up may be of assistance to an individual who is part of the UWRF community.

What Information Is Important To Include When Reporting My Concern?

Some examples of information include:

  • The individual's name
  • If the individual is a student or staff member
  • Details regarding the specific behavior(s)
  • When and where the behavior(s) took place
  • How that individual responded to your concerns

If you are in doubt of what to share, the more information we are able to collect about the individual the better able we are to assist them.

Will The Individual Know That I've Reported The Concern?

In most cases, no. In order to promote a culture of reporting the team will do their best to keep reports confidential. However, there are some instances when the team will be unable to ensure confidentiality. If you are concerned about your identity being shared, we encourage you to discuss your concerns with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

Will I Find Out What Happens Or What Action Was Taken?

Due to FERPA regulations, members of the B.I.T team are not permitted to discuss with you the response or outcome of your reported concern. However, the B.I.T team encourages you to follow up directly with the individual to discuss your concern.

Contact Us

Student Conduct & Community Standards
sccs@uwrf.edu
715-425-4844
M-F, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall

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