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    YOU ARE NOT ALONE. EVERY PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO FEEL SAFE.

    At UW-L we recognize that violence in any form can interfere with the work and learning taking place in our community.  Often, someone who experiences a sexual assault, stalking, or violence or abuse in a relationship, may find that they have difficulty focusing on work or on their studies.  The Student Life  Violence Prevention Specialist  is available to assist you with  advocacy, information, and support , so that you can make informed choices about the options available to you in these situations.   Services are free, confidential, and available to all UW-L students, faculty, and/or staff members.

    In addition to advocacy,  the  Violence Prevention Specialist  is available to provide  education and training  on campus  Contact us to learn more, or to schedule a classroom presentation or training session.

    You can talk to us

    If you have experienced sexual assault or harassment, stalking, or relationship violence...

     

    Seek
    emotional
    support

    Confidential reporting options

    UW-L Student Life-Violence Prevention
    Ingrid Peterson, Violence Prevention Specialist
    149 Graff Main Hall
    608.785.8062 | ipeterson@uwlax.edu

    UW-L Counseling and Testing Center
    2106 Centennial Hall
    608.785.8073 | www.uwlax.edu/counseling

    Gundersen Health System
    Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program:
    608.775.5950 (24-hour line)

    Mayo Clinic Health System Safepath Program:
    608.392.7804 or 1.800.362.5454, ext. 7804 (24-hour line)

    Seek
    medical
    care

    Confidential reporting options

    Gundersen Health System SANE*:
    608.775.3128

    Mayo Clinic Health System SANE*:
    608.392.7000

    UW-L Student Health Center
    Health Science Center (1st floor), 1300 Badger Street
    608.785.8558 | www.uwlax.edu/studenthealth


    * Note: Forensic (SANE) exams must be done at one of the local medical centers)



    You have
    options

    Go to www.uwlax.edu/violence-prevention and click on 'Report An Incident' link.

    In non-emergency situations, consider consulting with the UW-L Student Life Victim Advocate for information about the full range of available options. Contact Ingrid Peterson at ipeterson@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8062.



    Additional
    resources

    IN ANY EMERGENCY CONTACT:
    • University Police: 911 or 789.9999
    • La Crosse Police: 911

    Student Life Office: 785.8062
    Affirmative Action Director: 131 Graff Main Hall; narain@uwlax.edu
    Residence Life Staff

    NOTE: These are NOT confidential reporting options.

    SAFETY ALERT:   Use of your home computer to visit this site can be tracked by someone in your home.  If you are not feeling safe at home, you may want to use a computer in a public library or internet café to visit this site.  

    Violence Prevention Specialist: Ingrid Peterson
    149 Graff Main Hall  (608)785-8062
    Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

    EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS CONTACT: 

    • University Police, 789-9999 or 911
    • La Crosse Police, 785-5962 or 911