COVID-19 Update
10/08/2020

Our operational status

The UWL Violence Prevention Specialist is available for phone or virtual consultations.  They can assist you with finding resources in the La Crosse community or wherever you are currently residing. To schedule a virtual meeting with the Violence Prevention Specialist find a time that works well for you on their calendar and submit a confidential request for assistance with more information.  Regardless of whether or not you schedule a meeting, the Violence Prevention Specialist will reach out to you.  

In addition to the Violence Prevention Specialist, Counseling & Testing, and University Health there are other UWL employees in various departments across campus who have been identified as UWL Confidential Resources.  

For help after hours or if you're unable to get a hold of the Violence Prevention Specialist and need immediate assistance, 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 Safe Path: 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

If you wish to make an official report to the UWL Title IX Coordinator concerning sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking, you may do so by clicking on the following link: Official Report to Title IX Coordinator.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub

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

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 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. 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. Schedule a time to meet virtually with the Violence Prevention Specialist to co-create what you're wanting, whether it's a classroom presentation or a training session.  Additionally, UWL Peer Health Advocates offer interactive wellness programming. Click here to learn more about their wellness programing. 

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

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, visit the Our people page.

EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS CONTACT: 

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