Safety & Security

View the Safety & Security page on the UW Colleges administrative website for more information about crime on campuses, sexual assault information, the sexual assault registry, and the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, also known as the Clery Act, is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to have in place certain security and safety policies, and to disclose certain crime statistics. These policies and statistics are published every year on October 1, in the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety report. The Clery Act also identifies certain staff, faculty and students as “Campus Security Authorities” and requires that they forward reports of crimes to designated offices on campus. The Clery Act was amended in 2013 to expand the list of crimes tracked and to broaden the rights and resources that victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking are entitled to.

UW-Platteville has three campus locations, a main campus and two branch campuses. UWPlatteville's main campus is located in Platteville, WI. The main campus has a University Police Department that provide 24/7 safety and security to the campus community. The branch campuses, located in Baraboo, WI and Richland Center, WI, do not have a University police department nor a security department, but do have excellent working relationships with local law enforcement in their respective cities. Clicking on the link below will provide you with a wealth of information about UW-Platteville's Clery program, including resources, specific to each campus location, including the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report for each campus, information about Campus Security Authorities, Clery Crime definitions, Clery geography, Crime Log information, selected Clery policies, reporting, and traveling with students, rights and resource information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

The Clery Act was named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old student who was raped and murdered in her dorm room when she was a freshman at Lehigh University in 1986.

UW-Platteville’s Clery Act Webpage

Annual Security Report

Fire Safety Report

Severe Weather Policy

When the weather is especially bad and you’re wondering whether or not classes are being canceled, check your university e-mail. As the official university communication link, e-mail will be the primary form for notifying you if specific class sections are being impacted by bad weather, or, in extremely bad weather, if the campus is closed entirely. In addition, announcements will be made on Radio Station WRCO (1450 AM or 100.9 FM, in Richland Center.


Ebola Information

Although the Ebola virus poses no immediate threat to the general United States population, it is important to be aware of any changes in your health if you have recently traveled to one of the countries where the Ebola outbreak is occurring (currently Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the Republic of the Congo) and to seek immediate medical care.