Reporting Options

UW-Stout strongly encourages you to report incidents of sexual assault or sexual violence as soon as possible.
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Where To Report

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.

Campus Reporting (Non-Confidential)

You can speak with any staff or faculty to receive support or initiate the reporting process. Click on the "Report an Incident" button to begin the reporting process or contact any staff below for assistance.

Sandi Scott, Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator
Call: 715-232-1181

Erin Sullivan, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Athletics
Call: 715-232-2487

Kristi KrimpelbeinDeputy Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources
Call: 715-232-2149

Jaqueline Bonneville, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, University Housing
Call: 715-232-1121

UW-Stout Police
Call: 715-232-2222 | Press 1 for immediate assistance

Off-Campus Reporting (Non-Confidential)

If the crime occurred off campus, call law enforcement in that jurisdiction.

Menomonie Police
Call: 715 232-1283

Dunn County Sheriff
Call: 715-232-1348

Confidential Resources

Faculty and staff members acting in their capacities as physicians, counselors/ therapists, or victim advocates are exempt from the obligation to share sexual misconduct reports to the Title IX Coordinator:

UW-Stout Counseling Center
Call: 715-232-2468

UW-Stout Student Health Services
Call: 715-232-1314

The Bridge to Hope
Call: 715-235-9074

Reporting To Someone On Campus

With few exceptions, if you report an incident of sexual misconduct to any faculty or staff member (including resident advisors), that faculty or staff member is obligated to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator. The identities of involved parties can be protected in these reports if you do not wish names to be shared.

Under current regulations, these reports do not constitute a formal complaint. Individuals who wish to have their incident investigated MUST file a formal complaint with one of the Title IX officials listed above. The reporting process is described below. 

For a visual summary, please refer to the flowchart. 

Individuals who report sexual misconduct have the right to:

  • Be treated with sensitivity and fairness
  • Have their identities safeguarded
  • To be protected from retaliation
Title IX Coordinator Meeting Request

Upon receiving a report, the Title IX Coordinator will reach out to the reporter and emphasize the following information:

1. The availability of support resources to both the complainant and respondent.

2. Information about pursuing an investigation through law enforcement and/or the university disciplinary process.

3. Interim support measures to protect involved parties and the safety of the university community, which might include:

  • No-contact agreements between the individuals involved
  • Modifying class or work schedules
  • Making alternate housing arrangements
  • Addressing other academic or work-related concerns (e.g., absences, assignments, grades, leaves of absence, withdrawal)
  • Safety planning

Formal investigations typically occur only when a complainant decides to proceed with a formal complaint. However, under certain circumstances, such as when there is clear evidence of ongoing threat to the university community, the university may be required to act. In all cases, it is up to the involved parties whether or not to cooperate with a university investigation and disciplinary procedures.

When Must the University Investigate?

Current Title IX guidance requires universities to address sexual misconduct when the following conditions are met:

1. The allegation of sexual misconduct is against a UW-Stout student, employee, contractor, subcontractor, program participant, or visitor.

2. The alleged misconduct occurs within an academic program or activity over which school has "substantial control.” This includes locations, events, or circumstances owned or controlled by the university.

  • NOTE: Title IX does not apply if the alleged misconduct occurs off-campus in locations not owned or controlled by the university, or outside of the United States (e.g., in study abroad programs). However, other provisions of the student code of conduct may apply to these situations

3. The complainant files a formal complaint with the Title IX coordinator.

  • NOTE: Regardless of whether a formal complaint is filed, involved parties are entitled to supportive measures as reasonably available (see #3 in the section above).
UW-Stout's Disciplinary Process

In investigating a formal complaint, the University will follow the procedures outlined below.

1. Title IX co-investigators will be assigned by the Title IX Coordinator to investigate the allegation(s). 

  • For students, the investigation will follow procedures outlined in The University of Wisconsin System, Chapter 17: Student Non-Academic Disciplinary Procedures (UWS Chpt. 17)
  • For employees, contractors, subcontractors, program participants, or visitors, the investigation will follow procedures outlined in the UW-Stout Sexual Harassment Policy (PDF).

2. Co-investigators gather evidence and attempt to interview all involved parties and witnesses, summarizing their findings in a comprehensive investigative report.

3. Investigative report is sent to complainant, respondent, and their advisors, with 10 days to respond and provide clarifying information.

4. A hearing is scheduled with an independent hearing officer to determine whether there has been a violation of sexual misconduct, using a preponderance of the evidence standard (see Evidentiary Standard).
5. If it is determined that sexual misconduct has occurred, appropriate sanctions will be recommended.
6. Both the complainant and respondent have an opportunity for appeal.

Evidentiary Standard

In keeping with best practice recommendations for adjudicating sexual misconduct cases, a preponderance of the evidence standard will be used in determining whether a violation occurred. According to UWS Chpt. 17, “preponderance of the evidence means information that would persuade a reasonable person that a proposition is more probably true than not true. It is a lower standard of proof than clear and convincing evidence and is the minimum standard for a finding of responsibility under this chapter.”

Reporting To Law Enforcement

You have the right to report to law enforcement. It is also important for you to know that the law enforcement investigation is a separate investigation from the University investigation.

  • You can talk with law enforcement without having to file a criminal report.
  • You will not be coerced into continuing with an investigation.
  • You may file the report and then decide not to have anything done.
Law Enforcement Reporting


University Police
Call: 715-232-2222 | Ext. 1


Menomonie Police Department
Call: 715-232-1283

Dunn County Sheriff's Office 
Call: 715-232-1348

If the crime occurred off campus, call law enforcement in that jurisdiction.