Sexual Misconduct Process

Who Can File a Report

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator at any time, day or night, in person, by mail, by email, by phone, or by any other means that results in notice to the Title IX Coordinator.

Those who have been subjected to an incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment have several options for reporting the incident.  Individuals may make a report to one or more of the offices or individuals noted below.

How to File a Report

Confidential Resources

A person who has been subjected to an incident of sexual violence or harassment may elect not to report or may only seek confidential services.  Confidential resources can provide support, referrals to other resources on campus or in the community, and information about reporting options in order to help individuals make an informed decision.  Please note that talking with a Confidential Resource or requesting confidential assistance is not an official reporting avenue.  Statistical information (numbers) will be collected for Clery reporting purposes.

Title IX Coordinator

All persons, including an individual who has been subjected to an incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment, may report information to the campus Title IX Coordinator.  This can be done in-person, by phone, by email, and by mail:
Dany Thompson, Director of Title IX and Compliance
1725 State St.
145 Graff Main Hall
La Crosse, 54601
608-785-8043
danythompson@uwlax.edu   

Online Reporting Form

All persons, including an individual who has been subjected to an incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment, may submit a report using the university’s online reporting form.

University Police

All persons, including an individual who has been subjected to an incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment, may report information to University Police: 608-789-9000 (non-emergency), 608-789-9999 (emergency).

City of La Crosse Police Department

All persons, including an individual who has been subjected to an incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment, may report information to local law enforcement: City of La Crosse Police Department, 608-785-5962 (non-emergency), 911 (emergency).

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

A person who has been subjected to an incident of sexual violence or harassment also has the option to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

Sexual Misconduct Process

The following image depicts the sexual misconduct process at UWL.  The blue boxes are decisions made by the Complainant as to how they would like to move forward in the process.  The green boxes provide rights and other important details related to specific steps in the process.  The yellow boxes indicated decisions and rationales the Title IX Coordinator can make during the process.

If view a downloadable PDF version of the process, please click here:  Sexual Misconduct Process Flowchart

Sexual Misconduct Flowchart