The University of Wisconsin Colleges is concerned with the safety of its faculty, staff and students, as well as visitors to its campuses. Various federal and state laws require that certain information be provided to all students to promote a safer environment.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act
Following the 1986 tragic assault and murder of a young woman named Jeanne Clery at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, her parents organized and lobbied to establish standards for crime reporting on all college campuses in the nation. The result of their effort was the passage of the Student-Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act in 1990. In 1998 the act was amended and renamed the Jeanne Clery Act.
Each UW Colleges Campus Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the campus and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters.
View a copy of the Annual Security Report for your campus.
Student Rights and Regulations
The UW Colleges Student Rights and Regulations booklet is available for download and viewing.
Sexual Assault Information
(Wis. Stat. Sec. 36.11(22))
Wisconsin State Statute 36.11(22) requires new students receive oral, and written or electronic information about sexual assault and sexual harassment at orientation, and that all students annually receive printed or electronic information about sexual assault and sexual harassment. You may find information about sexual assault and sexual harassment including sexual assaults by acquaintances, national, state, local and campus sexual assault statistics, the rights of victims, services available to assist students who are the victims of sexual assault or sexual harassment and protective behaviors in the publication, Student Rights and Regulations.
Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act
(Pub Law 101-226 Sec. 22(a)(1))
Information as required by the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act may be found in the Student Rights and Regulations publication.
Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Web Site
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 (CSCPA) is an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. The CSCPA requires sex offenders to provide notice of enrollment or employment at any institution of higher education (IHE) in that state where the offender resides, as well as notice of each change of enrollment or employment status at the IHE.
Sex offender information in the State of Wisconsin is compiled by the Department of Corrections (DOC). The DOC website allows you to easily search their sex offender database.