Questions About Sexual Misconduct

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Getting Help

If you have questions about experiencing sexual misconduct, getting help, or consent, please view our guide for Questions On Getting Help. This document provides answers to the following questions:

  • Something happened to me and I think I’ve been raped. How do I know?
  • What constitutes consent?
  • How do I know if I’ve given consent or if my partner has given consent?
  • I've experienced sexual violence. Where can I go for help?
  • I’ve been sexually assaulted. Can I get a professional medical exam?
  • If I talk to a campus resource or my Employee Assistance Program, will my personal information, such as my name, be kept confidential?
  • I just want to talk to someone and I don’t want to file a report, or I’m not ready to decide if I want to report yet. Can I still get help?
  • If I experienced sexual violence off-campus or before I enrolled or started working in the UW System, can I still get help?
  • I’m concerned that the person who did this to me might retaliate.
     

Filing A Report

If you have questions about filing a report or reporting information, please view our guide for Questions On Filing A Report. This document provides answers to the following questions:

  • I haven’t decided if I want to file a report yet. Can I talk to someone to better understand my options?
  • How do I file a formal report about sexual violence I’ve experienced?
  • Can I report anonymously?
  • Will information that I report be confidential?
  • If I do file a report, will there be an investigation?
  • Will the university investigation result in disciplinary action for the accused?
  • What is the UW System’s policy on retaliation against someone who files a formal report?
     

If You Have Been Accused

If you have questions about being accused, please view our guide for Questions On Being Accused. This document provides answers to the following questions:

  • Where can I go for information and help if I’ve been accused of sexual violence or harassment?
  • What are my rights as an accused individual?
  • If I’ve been accused, should I hire an attorney?
     

Sexual Violence Information & Training

If you have questions about sexual misconduct, community help, or training requirements, please view our guide for Questions On Sexual Violence & Training. This document provides answers to the following questions:

  • What is the difference between sexual violence, sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, and Title IX?
  • What can I do to help as a member of the UW-Stout community?
  • What are the sexual violence education and training requirements for students and employees at UW-Stout?
  • What concepts are covered in UW-System's education and training program?
  • Do I have to take the education and training every year?
  • Do students, faculty, and employees take the same education and training course?