Student Handbook

UWS Chapter 17: Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures

UWS 17.09 Conduct subject to disciplinary action

In accordance with s. UWS 17.08, the university may discipline a student for engaging in, attempting to engage in, or assisting others to engage in any of the following types of nonacademic misconduct:

  1. Dangerous Conduct. Conduct that endangers or threatens the health or safety of oneself or another person.
  2. Sexual Assault. Conduct defined in s. 940.225, Stats.
  3. Stalking. Conduct defined in s. 940.32, Stats.
  4. Harassment. Conduct defined in s. 947.013, Stats.
  5. Hazing. Conduct defined in s. 948.51, Stats.
  6. Illegal use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol or controlled substances. Use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or of marijuana, narcotics, or other controlled substances, except as expressly permitted by law or university policy.
  7. Unauthorized use of or damage to property. Unauthorized possession of, use of, moving of, tampering with, damage to, or destruction of university property or the property of others.
  8. Disruption of university-authorized activities. Conduct that obstructs or impairs university-run or university-authorized activities, or that interferes with or impedes the ability of a person to participate in university-run or university-authorized activities.
  9. Forgery or falsification. Unauthorized possession of or fraudulent creation, alteration, or misuse of any university or other governmental document, record, key, electronic device, or identification.
  10. Misuse of computing resources. Conduct that involves any of the following:
    1. Failure to comply with laws, license agreements, and contracts governing university computer network, software, and hardware use.
    2. Use of university computing resources for unauthorized commercial purposes or personal gain.
    3. Failure to protect a personal password or university-authorized account.
    4. Breach of computer security, invasion of privacy, or unauthorized access to computing resources.
  11. False statement or refusal to comply regarding a university matter. Making a knowingly false oral or written statement to any university employee or agent of the university regarding a university matter, or refusal to comply with a reasonable request on a university matter.
  12. Violation of criminal law. Conduct that constitutes a criminal offense as defined by state or federal law.
  13. Serious and repeated violations of municipal law. Serious and repeated off-campus violations of municipal law.
  14. Violation of ch. UWS 18. Conduct that violates ch. UWS 18, including, but not limited to, provisions regulating fire safety, theft, and dangerous weapons.
  15. Violation of university rules. Conduct that violates any published university rules, regulations, or policies, including provisions contained in university contracts with students.
  16. Noncompliance with disciplinary sanctions. Conduct that violates a sanction, requirement, or restriction imposed in connection with previous disciplinary action.

Revised effective September 1, 2009