Our Commitment to Recognizing Respectful Relationships

Respectful Relationships

Each member of the UWSP community has a right to have respectful relationships, as well as a responsibility to foster respectful relationships. Relationships are highly complex. As such, we make a concerted effort to inform our members about the risks and rewards of both social and sexual relationships. The academic community at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is steadfastly committed to an environment of respect for all. In April 1990, the Faculty Senate approved a policy that states:

This institution will…

  • foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all students, employees, and guests of the University.
  • provide an environment that is conducive to the free and open exchange of ideas.
  • strive to eliminate bias, prejudice, discrimination, and harassment in all forms and manifestations.

The campus concern about sexual assault, and related consequences to both victims and perpetrators, is comprehensive. Sexual intercourse or sexual contact without consent is not only inappropriate…it is illegal.

The following information is provided as a resource and should not take the place of consulting with a university official if help is needed.


What is Sexual Assault?

Wisconsin Law

Procedures for Campus Action

What is Sexual Harassment?

What is Dating Violence?

Avoid Being a Perpetrator

Avoid Being a Victim

In Case of An Assault