UWM strongly encourages all individuals to report instances of sexual misconduct to the Title IX office.
- Decide Whether to Make a Report.
If you are unsure whether you want to make a report to the university, you are encouraged to work with a Confidential Resource, such as the UWM Victim/Survivor Advocate, the Student Health and Wellness Center, University Counseling Services, or any off-campus community-based resources. Confidential Resources are people you can talk to privately without making a formal report to UWM.
- Tell the Title IX Office.
If you decide to make a formal complaint of an allegation of sexual misconduct, you can report directly to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy, and your complaint will be evaluated for an investigation.
- Decide Whether to Report to the Police.
If you would like criminal charges brought against someone, you must contact the police; contacting the Title IX office does not create a criminal complaint. A Confidential Resource, such as the UWM Victim/Survivor Advocate, the Student Health and Wellness Center, University Counseling Services, or off-campus community-based resources can help you privately decide whether you’d like to make a police report.
If you are ready to report to the police, call UWM Police at (414) 229-4627 or the Milwaukee Police Department (not University affiliated) at (414) 933-4444.