Reminder: Sexual assault reporting requirements

With a new semester starting, the Dean of Students Office is issuing the following reminder to the campus community:

All employees are required by law to report knowledge of sexual assaults on campus. The goal is to address the needs of students. By gathering information we will know the extent of sexual assaults and provide support for our students who have been victims. Wisconsin law states, “…any person employed at an institution or center who witnesses a sexual assault or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution or center that the student has been sexually assaulted shall report to the dean of students of the institution…” This does not mean that you have to violate any confidences or provide names. It does mean that incidents are to be reported to the Dean of Students, ext. 2152.

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