UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
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.
Report any assault, whether or not you intend to press criminal charges. You may report the assault to:
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.
The Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards 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.
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.