Campus Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Victim Amnesty Law

 

“The fear of consequences for drinking should never come in the way of a victim seeking help and being treated by medical professionals after a horrific crime of sexual assault.”  -Attorney General Brad Schimel

 

2015 Wisconsin Act 279, known as the “Sexual Assault Victim Amnesty Law,” became effective on March 25, 2016.  Under the law, victims and bystanders who report a sexual assault, request emergency assistance and stay on the scene or who encounter law enforcement at a medical facility at which the victim is being treated cannot be issued drinking citations or campus underage drinking sanctions if they are cooperative with law enforcement. 

 

 

Resources for Victims of Campus Sexual Assault

 

If you or someone you care about has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. There are many campus-based and community (off-campus) organizations ready to help.  To find local services (many are free of charge) and more information about rights and resources, contact the following:

 

Baraboo Marinette Superior
Eau Claire Milwaukee Whitewater
Fond du Lac Oshkosh  
Green Bay Parkside  
La Crosse Platteville  
Madison Stevens Point