Reporting Options

UW-Stout strongly encourages you to report incidents of sexual misconduct as soon as possible.
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Where To Report

You are encouraged to report incidents of sexual misconduct as soon as possible. Making a report does not obligate you to pursue legal or disciplinary action.

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 KrimpelbeinDeputy Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources
Call: 715-232-2149

Jaqueline Bonneville, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, University Housing

UW-Stout Police
Call: 715-232-2222 | Press 1 for immediate assistance

Off-Campus Reporting (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 Center
Call: 715-232-2468
Email: counseling@uwstout.edu

UW-Stout Student Health Services
Call: 715-232-1314
Email: health@uwstout.edu

The Bridge to Hope
Call: 715-235-9074
Email: manager@thebridgetohope.org

Reporting 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
Title IX Coordinator Meeting Request

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

  1. Support resources
     
  2. Information about pursuing an 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 individual
    • No-contact agreements between the individuals involved
    • Modifying class or work schedules
    • Making alternate housing arrangements
    • Addressing other academic or work-related 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.

UW-Stout's Disciplinary Process

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

  1. Title IX co-investigators will be assigned by the Title IX Coordinator to investigate the allegation.
     
    • For students, the investigation will follow procedures outlined in The University of Wisconsin System, Chapter 17: Student Non-Academic Disciplinary Procedures (UWS Chpt. 17)
    • For employees, contractors, subcontractors, program participants, or visitors, the investigation will follow procedures outlined in the UW-Stout Sexual Harassment Policy (PDF)
       
  2. Using a preponderance of the evidence standard (see Evidentiary Standard), the co-investigators determine whether there has been a violation of sexual misconduct. 
     
  3. If it is determined that sexual misconduct has occurred, appropriate sanctions will be recommended.
     
  4. Both you and the accused individual 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.”

Reporting To Law Enforcement

You have the right to report to law enforcement. Please understand that law enforcement is not a confidential resource. It is also important for you to 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.
Law Enforcement Reporting

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.