Viterbo Speaks Up
Viterbo Speaks Up

Viterbo Speaks Up is a place where students, employees, and family members can report crimes, worrisome behaviors, harassment, sexual violence or assault, hate/bias discrimination, violations of the Viterbo University Code of Student Conduct, and other issues and concerns. Viterbo University is committed to providing a safe, educational environment for all members of our community, and by speaking up, you're helping make that happen. 

You will find detailed information about each report below. Some reports have the option for you to report anonymously. Please note, our goal is to support each and every reporter and it is more difficult to support those affected if reports are filed anonymously. If you share your identity in the report, we promise all information is confidential and will only be shared with university personnel outlined in each report. 

If you are uncertain whether the situation you would like to report meets the form's criteria, we encourage you to report if you are concerned.

Speak up! We're here to help! 

 

If this is an emergency, please contact Viterbo Campus Safety and Security (on-campus ext. 3911, off-campus 608-780-1582) or dial 911 prior to filling out one of the forms below. 


I Need To Report A Student Conduct Violation or Crime

 What Should I Report: Creating and maintaining a safe campus community is everyone’s responsibility. If you witness an incident, violation of the Code of Student Conduct, or crime, you can use this form to file a report and notify the appropriate staff. This is the same form used by Residence Life and Campus Safety staff.  

Who/Where Report Goes After It Is Submitted: Director of Campus Safety and Security, Executive Vice President for Student Success, and Residence Life Staff. 

 What Happens After I Submit This Report: This report is reviewed by Campus Safety and Security and Residence Life staff, and forwarded onto the appropriate department.  

 Can I Report Anonymously: Yes  


I Am Worried About A Student

 What Should I Report: When someone we care about is distressed it is hard to know what to do. As a community we can help each other find the resources and help to address the concern at hand. Faculty, staff, students, and family are encouraged to use this online form to report behavior that they perceive as concerning, worrisome, or threatening.  

 Who/Where Report Goes After It Is Submitted: Student-Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)  

 What Happens After I Submit This Report: The Behavioral Intervention Team will assess the concerns reported and determine the appropriate course of action for the situation. (Examples: Counseling Services will reach out and offer support; Academic Advisor will connect with student to adjust schedule; Welfare check will be done by Campus Safety and Security). 

 Can I Report Anonymously: Yes  


I Need To Report Sexual Discrimination, Violence, or Harassment

 What Should I Report: Our university community is committed to promoting a learning and working environment where sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other forms of misconduct) are not tolerated. Sexual misconduct reports include but are not limited to gender, sex, and sexual orientation. Use this form to file an initial report of sexual misconduct.  

 Who/Where Report Goes After It Is Submitted:  Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Director of Campus Safety and Security, and Chair of the Student-Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) 

 What Happens After I Submit This Report:  The Title IX Coordinator will reach out to the alleged victim to offer supportive measures and work together to determine next steps.  

 Can I Report Anonymously: Yes  


I Experienced Or Witnessed A Hate/Bias Incident  

 What Should I Report: Every member of our community has the right to feel safe and included without experiencing hate and bias. A hate/bias incident is any physically or verbally harmful act that is motivated by (or appears to be motivated by, in whole or in part) any of the following factors: race/ethnicity, religion, national origin/immigration/citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, economic status, language, age, pregnancy or family/marital status, disability, veteran or military status, size, or any other protected identity. Use this form if you were impacted by an incident or were a witness to an incident on or off campus.   

 Who/Where Report Goes After It Is Submitted: Director of International and Intercultural Student Success, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, and Executive Vice President for Student Success 

 What Happens After I Submit This Report: The Director of International and Intercultural Student Success, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, and Executive Vice President for Student Success will consult to identify the appropriate person to follow up with the reporter to determine next steps together. 

Can I Report Anonymously: Yes  


I Want To See A Change On Campus

 What Should I Report: Student Government Association (SGA) is responsible for advocating for any student voices on campus. SGA also has the responsibility of managing activity fee monies paid by students and allocating this money to different initiatives, clubs, and events on campus. This form will work through SGA to make needed or desired changes on our campus.  Any aspects of our campus that could be improved or new ideas for our campus can be reported on this form.

 Who/Where Report Goes After It Is Submitted: SGA Exec. Board

 What Happens After I Submit This Report:  This report will be discussed by the elected student representatives of SGA to help determine the best solution and any necessary allocations. Information may be gathered from university staff as needed to determine possible options or solutions.

 Can I Report Anonymously:  Yes

*Instead of filing a report, you have the option to voice your idea/concern in-person at an SGA meeting. We have time allocated for student voices at every meeting, and this is a relaxed discussion. Formal presentations are completely optional. For meeting information, please contact SGA president Tommy Krob at tkrob67189@viterbo.edu*


I Want To Share A University Concern

 What Should I Report: Any student of Viterbo University may initiate a concern or grievance regarding a University issue, which may involve an employee, an office, or the manner in which a University policy or procedure has been applied. Viterbo University is committed to an appropriate resolution of any complaints, and your input provides us the opportunity to improve our services.  

 Who/Where Report Goes After It Is Submitted: Vice Presidents/Senior Administrators for each of the major functional areas on campus.  

 What Happens After I Submit This Report:  The appropriate Vice President/Senior Administrator reaches out to the contact person in the functional area that is being reported. The contact person or Senior Administrator will follow up with the reporter. 

 Can I Report Anonymously:  No