Sexual Assault and Harassment
UW-Stout takes sexual harassment and sexual assault very seriously. If you experience behavior that feels threatening or uncomfortable, notify onsite staff and/or OIE staff immediately. If you are the victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault, seek safety first and tell onsite staff and/or OIE staff so we can help you understand your options and support available. Study abroad staff and UW-Stout are available to assist you. Health Services also has a variety of online resources.
Unfortunately, cat-calling and other forms of street harassment are prevalent in certain areas of the world. Move assertively when traveling in and around your new city. Do not engage with cat-callers, and seek help if you feel threatened. If possible, connect with a past student of your program before you go, talk to your local friends, or consult with onsite program staff, about strategies to employ when you are exploring your new environment.
UW-Stout study abroad staff and faculty leaders are not confidential resources. In compliance with State and Federal law, UW-Stout study abroad staff and faculty leaders notified of sexual assault or harassment incidents are required to inform UW-Stout’s Title IX Coordinator to ensure that appropriate resources and help is provided.