Get Help

If you have experienced sexual assault, consider taking the following steps.
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Go To A Safe Place

Go to a friend’s room, your room, a public place—anywhere you feel you are safe—as soon as you can. If you are in immediate danger or concerned about your safety, call UW-Stout or Menomonie Police at 911.

Seek Medical Attention

Medical attention may be necessary to treat the full extent of any injury or trauma and to consider the possibility of sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy. In addition, a medical exam may be necessary to properly preserve evidence in case you decide to prosecute.

Medical Resources

Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar has a variety of resources, including Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) who can collect evidence and prescribe needed treatment and/or medications.

Call: 715-235-5531 | Ask for availability.
SANE Resources

UW-Stout’s Student Health Services staff can provide a medical examination and consultation, testing for pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases, and follow up as needed. This is a confidential resource and staff are not obligated to report this information to others. SHS cannot collect forensic evidence.

Call: 715-232-1314 

Preserving Physical Evidence

Avoid bathing, brushing teeth, drinking or eating, douching, or changing clothes until physical evidence can be collected. If you change clothes, collect the clothes you were wearing at the time of the assault in individual paper bags (not plastic).

Report The Incident

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.


Reporting Options

Review reporting options for a description of how you can make a report and what will happen after making a report.
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Contact An Experienced Advocate And/Or Counselor

The Bridge to Hope provides rapid, confidential, compassionate assistance to UW-Stout students who have experienced any form of sexual violence. Advocates provide support and information about victim rights, reporting options, and referrals for medical, counseling and other services. They can also accompany victims through legal and/or campus disciplinary processes.

Call: 715-235-9074 | Available 24/7

UW-Stout’s Counseling Center is a confidential resource for students to report incidents of sexual violence and receive follow-up counseling. Counselors can help survivors consider their reporting options, and are not obligated to report this information to others.

Call: 715-232-2468