What is an Advocate?
Experiencing any form of violence can have a serious impact on your ability to cope with school and day-to-day activities.
Advocacy services are available to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community.
An advocate is available to provide support and resources if you have experienced sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and/or sexual harassment.
Advocacy Services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL, and do NOT require you to report!
An advocate can assist you on campus, at the hospital, when reporting, in the court room, and in the community.
- On campus
- Explain options of reporting and accompany if reporting incident to university personnel
- Explain the university investigative and judicial processes
- Assist in filing no-contact orders and safety planning
- Coordinate to make changes in residence halls or classes for safety purposes
- At the hospital
- Explain the medical exam (SANE), evidence collection procedure, and options of reporting
- Assist with obtaining emergency contraception
- Accompany to follow-up appointments
- Reporting to the police
- Explain the reporting process and your rights during the investigation
- Accompany when reporting an assault
- Assist in filing harassment or restraining orders
- In the court room
- Accompany to the attorney’s office
- Explain and clarify judicial processes
- Assist in writing a Victim Impact Statement
- Accompany to court throughout the process and provide case updates
- In the community
- Speak up for your rights in the community
- Connect you with community resources
- Help you gain confidence and support for attending community/campus events
The information supplied by this website is not to be considered legal or medical advice. The website is strictly for informational purposes only.