Student Handbook

A Guide for Citizenship in the UW-Whitewater Community

Commitment to a Quality of Campus Life:

Members of the UW-Whitewater community have a shared responsibility to sustain and develop an environment that nurtures learning and teaching. Learning is not confined to the classroom, laboratory, and library. It occurs in many contexts: residence halls, student organizations, service learning experiences, and staff development. In this community, we learn from a variety of people: faculty, professional staff, and students.

Members of the UW-Whitewater community have a responsibility to promote and a right to expect:

1. An organized community in which individuals accept their obligations to the group and well-defined policies and procedures guide behavior for the common good;

2. Support for involvement with campus activities and organizations and the appreciation of these experiences as an integral component of an enriched educational environment;

3. Support for individuals' physical and mental well-being, academic achievement, personal growth, and career development;

4. Opportunities for involvement in planning and assessing the success of efforts to create a positive learning environment.

We acknowledge that we are all here by choice, and as part of that choice, we agree to commit ourselves to the principles that are an integral part of the goals and mission of the UW-Whitewater.

This document expresses a philosophy that supports the policies and processes of the University. The following resources state specific policies of the University:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins
  • Semester Timetables
  • The Student Handbook
  • Faculty and Staff Handbook
  • University Calendar
  • Wisconsin Administrative Code