Dealing with Hate and Harrassment

If you are encountering hate or harassment either on-campus or off-campus, there are places that can help you.

On Campus

Dean of Students

You can visit the Dean of Students office located in Mellencamp 118.  They can provide assistance to students who are unable to resolve conflicts with faculty.

(414) 229-4632

Office of Equity / Diversity Services

The Office of Equity and Diversity Services serves UWM faculty, classified staff, and academic staff who have concerns regarding discrimination or harassment at the University.  The office also maintains UWM’s Affirmative Action Plan.

Please report any harassment or anti-LGBT incidents to the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.  We are here to maintain a positive campus climate for all LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Hate & Bias Incident Reporting Form

In the last few years, there has been an increased focus on the reporting of hate and bias motivated incidents on university campuses across the nation.

UWM defines a hate or bias-motivated incident as any disruptive conduct (oral, written, graphic or physical) that is against an individual, or individuals, because of their actual, or perceived, race, color, national origin/ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran and National Guard status, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, or arrest/conviction record.

If you believe the incident involves criminal conduct, please call 911 or 9-911 (UWM campus police) from a UWM phone, in addition to completing the Hate/Bias Incident Reporting Form.

You may use this form to report any hate/bias incident that has occurred on:

  1. UWM property, buildings or housing; and/or
  2. UWM sponsored events or activities, regardless of location.


Off Campus


The University Police can be contacted by dialing 911 on inter-campus phones for emergencies.

For routine calls, dial (414) 229-4627 to report crimes and incidents of harassment.


Gay Youth Wisconsin
Available Friday / Saturday evenings from 7PM – 11PM

Gay Youth Wisconsin – Milwaukee Metro
(414) 272-TEEN

(414) 271-1560
24 hour youth counseling
Visit their Website

Wisconsin AIDS Line
(414) 273-AIDS
Free / anonymous. Toll free at (800) 334-AIDS