Sexual Violence

Winona State University does not tolerate sexual misconduct or sexual violence of any kind in any context. We are committed to empowering students who experience sexual assault or other forms of gender-based violence (GBV) to pursue disciplinary, criminal, and civil action if they choose to do so.

Have you experienced Gender Based Violence?

If you are a member of the Winona State University community and have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, dating/intimate partner or domestic violence, harassment based on gender nonconformity, stalking, cyber-stalking, or retaliation, you have options for support.

If you are not sure whether or not you want to keep an issue confidential, begin by contacting one of the options for confidential support.

FYI: No disciplinary action will be taken against you by WSU for violating campus conduct policy regarding alcohol or drug use if you are reporting an act of gender-based violence.

Confidential Support

If you want to talk to someone confidentially, the following people and organizations offer support and are not mandated to report to university officials:

WSU 24/7 Confidential GBV Helpline
GBVHelpline@winona.edu
507.457.5610

Women's Resource Center of Winona
507.452.4453

WSU Health, Counseling, & Wellness Services
507.457.5160

Reporting & Accommodations

Options for support and accommodations as well as options for reporting can be provided by:

Lori Mikl
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Affirmative Action/Equity & Legal Affairs
lmikl@winona.edu
Somsen Hall 202B
507.457.5008

Telling Staff or Faculty

If you decide to tell WSU staff or faculty (including Resident Assistants), they may be required to notify the Director of Affirmative Action. The Director of Affirmative Action will then contact you to discuss options for support and accountability.