The Livewell Confidential Advocate provides a safe and confidential space to help students identify what they want or need after an incident of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or sexual harassment has occurred.

We help students understand what their rights and options are including what options they have for reporting both on campus and in the larger community, always with the understanding that it is up to the student to decide if they would like to report or not. Speaking with an advocate does not trigger a report to the University or police. Advocates are confidential and your information will not be shared.

Why Make an Appointment of Referral?

  • Discuss how the incident may be impacting your academic experience and how we can help by working with your professors
  • To better understand how experiences of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment may impact your health and wellbeing
  • Learn about your rights and reporting options
  • Discuss what happens when you make a report to the University through Title IX
  • Discuss how to make a report to the police
  • Make a safety plan
  • Learn about protection orders
  • Get connected to specialized trauma-informed therapy

To make an appointment with a LiveWell Confidential Advocate email:

First observed in October 1981 as a national “Day of Unity,” Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DMAM) is held each October as a way to unite communities and individuals in their efforts to end domestic violence, raise awareness and to uplift survivor stories.

DVAM is a chance to unite in the work to end domestic violence. We invite advocates, loved ones, supporters, and political leaders to join together in solidarity to listen to and uplift survivors directly. With so many people speaking in a unified voice throughout October, we can raise our collective awareness about domestic violence and to work to end abuse.

Everyone can help raise awareness about domestic violence (and not just in October). We recognize the power that each of us has in making a difference. This year UW LiveWell is participating in National Domestic Violence Hotline  #1Thing campaign aimed at meeting people where they’re at. We know that change can start with just one thing. By doing #1Thing to raise awareness about domestic violence, we can all work together to create real social change.

How to Support a Victim of Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

When a friend or family member is sexually assaulted you may struggle or wonder how to best support them. The resources below provide guidance on how to navigate these situations and provide support while respecting the victim’s privacy.