CONTACT

Dean of Students
130 Bowman Hall

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Call: 715-232-1181
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SUPPORT 24/7

THE BRIDGE TO HOPE
1901 South Broadway
Menomonie, WI 54751


Call: 715-235-9074
Text: 715-505-3640
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UW-Stout strongly encourages you to report incidents of sexual misconduct as soon as possible, even if you are unsure about whether to seek prosecution of the assailant. Making a report is not a commitment to prosecute or seek disciplinary action.

You also have the right not to report to any third party.  If you choose not to report you are still encouraged to seek medical attention and to utilize support resources.

WHERE TO REPORT

If you need assistance making a report, please contact The Bridge to Hope and speak to a victim advocate:

  • Call: 715-235-9074
  • Text: 715-505-3640

> Campus Reporting (non-confidential)

You can speak with any staff or faculty to receive support or initiate the reporting process. Click on the "File a Report" button to begin the reporting process or contact any staff below for assistance.

Sandi Scott, Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator
  • Call: 715-232-1181
Erin Sullivan, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Athletics
  • Call:715-232-2487
Kristi Krimpelbein, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources
  • Call: 715-232-2149
UW-Stout Police
  • Call: 715-232-2222 | Press 1 for immediate assistance

> Off-campus (non-confidential)

If the crime occurred off campus, call law enforcement in that jurisdiction.
Menomonie Police
  • Call: 715 232-1283
Dunn County Sheriff
  • Call: 715-232-1348

> Confidential Resources

Faculty and staff members acting in their capacities as physicians, counselors/ therapists, or victim advocates are exempt from the obligation to share sexual misconduct reports to the Title IX Coordinator:

UW-Stout Counseling CenterUW-Stout Student Health Services
The Bridge to Hope


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REPORT TO SOMEONE ON CAMPUS

With few exceptions, if you report an incident of sexual misconduct to any faculty or staff member (including resident advisors), that faculty or staff member is obligated to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator.

Individuals who report sexual misconduct have the right to:
  • Be treated with sensitivity and fairness
  • Have their identities safeguarded

> A Title IX Coordinator will request a meeting with you to discuss:

  1. Support resources

  2. Information about pursuing investigation through law enforcement and/or the university disciplinary process.

  3. Interim measures to protect you and the safety of the university community, which might include:
    • Interim suspension or removal from university housing of the accused student
    • No-contact agreements between the individuals involved
    • Modifying class or work schedules
    • Making alternate housing arrangements
    • Addressing other academic concerns (e.g., absences, assignments, grades, leaves of absence, withdrawal)
    • Safety planning
Formal Investigations typically occur only when desired by the victim. However under certain circumstances, such as when your safety or the safety of others is in jeopardy, the university may be required to act. In all cases, it is up to the involved parties whether or not to cooperate with a university investigation and disciplinary procedures.
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UW-STOUT'S DISCIPLINARY PROCESS

If your allegation of sexual misconduct is against a UW-Stout student, the University will follow the procedures outlined in the Student Procedures, which are summarized below.

  1. Title IX co-investigators will be assigned by Dean of Students Office to investigate the allegation, following procedures outlined in The University of Wisconsin System, Chapter 17: Student Non-Academic Disciplinary Procedures (UWS Chpt. 17)

  2. Using a preponderance of the evidence standard (see EVIDENTIARY STANDARD), the co-investigators determine whether there has been a violation of UWS Chpt. 17.

  3. If it is determined that sexual misconduct has occurred, appropriate sanctions will be imposed.

  4. Both you and the accused student have an opportunity for appeal.

EVIDENTIARY STANDARD

In compliance with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) guidance on adjudicating Title IX complaints involving sexual misconduct, a preponderance of the evidence standard will be used in determining whether a violation occurred. According to UWS Chpt. 17, “preponderance of the evidence means information that would persuade a reasonable person that a proposition is more probably true than not true. It is a lower standard of proof than clear and convincing evidence and is the minimum standard for a finding of responsibility under this chapter.”

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT?

Filing a Report with Law Enforcement:

You are encouraged, and have the right to, report to law enforcement. Please understand that law enforcement is not a confidential resource. It is also important for you know that the law enforcement investigation is a separate investigation from the University investigation

  • You can talk with law enforcement without having to file a criminal report.
  • You will not be coerced into continuing with an investigation.
  • You may file the report and then decide not to have anything done.

> Report to law enforcement

ON CAMPUS

University Police
Call: 715-232-2222 ext. 1

OFF CAMPUS

Menomonie Police Department
Call: 715-232-1283

Dunn County Sheriff's Office
Call: 715-232-1348

If the crime occurred off campus, call law enforcement in that jurisdiction.