Wisconsin’s Sexual Assault Victim/Bystander Amnesty Law
2015 Wisconsin Act 279, became effective on March 25, 2016. It provides amnesty from certain underage drinking citations and University of Wisconsin schools disciplinary actions.
Sexual Assault Victim Amnesty What You Should Know PDF Document
To read Wisconsin’s Law: 2015 Wisconsin Act 279
- Alcohol related unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death among young people in the United States.
- A Cornell University study concluded that while 19% of college students reported that help probably should have been called for a highly intoxicated individual they were with, only 4% actually made the call
- 68% of teens report they fear getting in trouble and being cited by law enforcement when they drink
UW Oshkosh’s Related Policy
If a student seeks assistance from University officials (e.g. residence hall staff) or seeks medical attention due to a level of intoxication which reasonably appears to create serious risk to the individual, the University will impose educational, but not disciplinary sanctions against the student for violations of the Alcohol Policy of the Code of Conduct.
Also, students who actively assist in obtaining assistance/medical attention for individuals who are highly intoxicated, will not receive disciplinary sanctions, BUT may receive educational sanctions, for violations of the Alcohol Policy of the Code of Conduct.