UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Sexual Assault and Harassment, Resources and Services

Sexual assault and harassment are serious offenses demanding immediate attention. UW-River Falls is committed to preventing all forms of sex‐based abuse.

Coercive sexual contact and unwelcome sexual comments undermine the safety, security, and dignity of the university community.

UW-River Falls understands that recognizing the problem is the first step toward responding to the problem. The general information provided below seeks to help prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment in the university community.


Should I report an assault?

Report any assault, whether or not you intend to press criminal charges. You may report the assault to:

  • University Police
  • Student Affairs*
  • Counseling
  • Student Health Services
  • River Falls Police
  • Resident Assistant, Hall Director or any Residence Life staff member
  • Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team

Reported incidents are confidential (except sexual assaults of persons younger than 18 years of age). University staff will not take action without your consent, unless the alleged perpetrator presents an immediate safety threat to the community-at-large.

*Division of Student Affairs

Options through the Division of Student Affairs may include disciplinary action if the offender is a student, faculty or staff member and a university policy has been violated. Possible disciplinary actions for students include reprimand, probation, suspension, or expulsion.

Gregg Heimselmen, Title IX Coordinator and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, will discuss your options, including your choice to report the assault to University Police or River Falls Police, or if the alleged perpetrator is a student, university conduct charges. Available campus and community resources will also be discussed.

Note: The victim SHOULD NOT bathe, change clothes, or do anything that might destroy physical evidence. IMMEDIATE CONTACT with another person who can lend support and assistance is an important first step after a sexual assault.


For immediate help after an assault, contact:

  • University Police 911 715-425‐3133
  • River Falls Police 911 715-425‐0909
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team 911 715-425‐6443


For support and reporting after the immediate crisis, contact:

  • Title IX Coordinator and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 715-425‐0720
  • Student Conduct and Community Standards 715-425-4844
  • Counseling Services (UWRF) 715-425‐3884
  • Student Health Services (UWRF) 715-425‐3293
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team 911     715-425‐6443
  • Vibrant Health Family Clinic, River Falls 715-425‐6701
  • Pierce County Reproductive Health Services 715-425‐8003
  • Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence 1‐800‐345‐5104 or 715-425‐6751
  • Resident Assistant, Hall Director or any Residence Life staff member


Victim’s Legal Rights

If a victim pursues legal prosecution, he or she has rights under Chapter 950 of the Wisconsin Statutes.


Download the Resource Guide for sexual assault and harassment.

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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