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Executive Order 54

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh strives to provide a safe and secure learning and working environment for everyone involved in university activities. Children come in contact with UWO employees through various programs, camps, and events. On Dec. 19, 2011, Governor Scott Walker signed Executive Order 54, which requires all University of Wisconsin System employees, volunteers and contractors to report incidents of child abuse and neglect learned of in the course of their work with UW Oshkosh.

UW Oshkosh Policy

For the most updated versions of these policies please check the Policy Directory .

Mandatory Training for UW Oshkosh Employees

All employees are required to take an online Mandated Reporter training within 30 days of hire. You will receive an email from with the assignment details. If you have questions or need technical support for these mandatory trainings, you can contact

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh prioritizes safety and strives to provide a safe learning environment for everyone. Children come into contact with UW Oshkosh through various programs, camps and events.

All University of Wisconsin System (UWS) employees (this includes all UWO employees, regardless of appointment type or method of compensation) must immediately report child abuse or neglect if, in the course of employment, a UWS employee:

  • Observes an incident or threat of child abuse or neglect OR
  • Learns of an incident or threat of child abuse or neglect and has reasonable cause to believe that child abuse or neglect has occurred or will occur
Any suspected abuse (physical, sexual, emotional abuse or the manufacture of methamphetamine) or neglect of any person under 18 years of age must be reported to local law enforcement or a county social services agency.
IMMEDIATELY Do not delay making a report in order to gather evidence. The agency to who you make the report will determine whether such an investigation is warranted. It is acceptable to quickly collect additional information that is readily available (such as talking to coworkers who also interact with that child) or to verify that the information learned meets criteria for reporting, but this must be done very promptly.




It is better to report without all relevant information than to delay a report to collect information.


Contact local law enforcement or a county social services agency:

  • Emergency: 911

Oshkosh Area Contacts: 

  • Department of Human Services for Winnebago County: (920) 236-4600
  • Direct contact for Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: (920) 236-4615
  • Oshkosh Police: (920) 236-5700 (non-emergency)
  • Winnebago County Sheriff: (920) 236-7300 (non-emergency)

Fond du Lac Area Contacts: 

  • Fond du Lac County Dept. of Social Services: (920) 929-3400
  • Fond du Lac Police Department: (920) 322-3700 (non-emergency)
  • Fond du Lac County Sheriff: (920) 929-3390 (non-emergency)

Fox Valley Area Contacts:

  • Department of Human Services for Winnebago County: (920) 236-4600
  • Outagamie County Dept. of Health & Human Services: (920) 832-5161
  • Winnebago County Sheriff: (920) 236-7300 (non-emergency)
  • Outagamie County Sheriff: (920) 832-5605 (non-emergency)
  • Menasha Police: (920) 967-3500 (non-emergency)
  • Appleton Police: (920) 832-5500 (non-emergency)
Additional Information
You are protected from liability if you make a report in good faith. If the abuse or neglect occurs in connection with a UWO activity or at UWO, you must also report it to a Dean, Director or Division Head (though you may seek assistance from a supervisor).

  Phone:  (920) 424-1166

  Fax: (920) 424- 2021


Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  Dempsey Hall 328
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901