UWL Violence Prevention provides free, confidential:


  • Referrals to resources such as counseling, medical care, legal help, and academic or financial assistance
  • Safety planning
  • Information on reporting options (university conduct and/or police), campus policies and procedures, and victim rights. (Please note-you are not required to report an assault in order to get help)
  • Restraining order information and assistance
  • Advocacy and support during interviews and hearings
COVID-19 update

The UWL Violence Prevention Specialist is available for phone or online consultations, including finding help in your home community. Please click here for her contact information, or submit a confidential request for assistance.  Additional UWL Confidential Resources are also available.

New concerns about sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking can be reported on this form.

For help after hours, please contact one of these 24-Hour Community Resources:

  • Great Rivers 211 (dial 211) or 1-800-362-TALK (8255)
  • Gundersen Health System Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Program Hotline: 608-775-5950
  • Mayo Health System Safepath: 608-392-7804
  • New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers: 608-791-2600 (local) or toll free at 1-888-231-0066
  • Wisconsin Hmong Family Strengthening Helpline: 1-877-740-4292

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.

For confidential assistance, contact: 

Violence Prevention Specialist: Ingrid Peterson
149 Graff Main Hall, (608)785-5126
Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Use the "Our People" button to see a list of additional confidential resources on campus.  Staff of the Counseling and Testing Center and the Student Health Center are also confidential resources.  


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

For More Information About UWL's Interpersonal Violence Policies and Procedures visit: www.uwlax.edu/sexual-misconduct

View the Violence Prevention Resource Brochure


At UWL 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 UWL 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.