Graduate Student Rights

The Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is strongly committed to creating a positive and safe working environment.  The University and Department of Psychology view harassment in any form as unacceptable. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, sexual misconduct, academic bullying, and emotional abuse.  Graduate students should be aware that they have rights that empower them to address hostile situations, should they occur.  Although speaking up about an uncomfortable situation can be difficult, we cannot help if we are unaware of an adverse situation.

If you are a victim of harassment/assault, we encourage you to visit our Sexual Misconduct page for information about support and other services.

Concerns about climate or bias

If you have concerns about climate or bias in the Department, you may contact the Department of Psychology Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Martha Alibali ( . You may also contact the Department Chair or the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies. In addition to reporting your concerns at the department level, you may also use the  University’s bias incident reporting system: