Anonymous and Confidential Reporting

You may report an incident of sexual violence anonymously or confidentially. Regardless of who you report to, you will receive information about support and resources available to you.

Reporting anonymously means that you disclose that you have been the victim of sexual violence without identifying yourself or providing sufficient information to determine your identity or requesting any specific action. You may choose to make an anonymous report if you want someone in the University to be aware of your experience, but do not want to be involved in an administrative investigation. Please note, however, that UWM may be limited in its ability to investigate or respond to the incident if it does not have sufficient information from which to follow up on such report.

Anonymous reports can be made to the following parties:


Reporting confidentially means that you inform a Confidential Resource—a person who keeps your disclosure confidential, and will not inform the University or Police of your name, identifying details, or disclosures, but has an obligation to keep a de-identified record of your report for state and federally mandated statistical reporting. You may choose to make a confidential report if you are deciding whether to make a formal report or a police report, if you have chosen not to report to the University or Police, or if you are looking for emotional/advocacy/health support.

Confidential reports can be made to the following parties: