UWS Chapter 17: Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures
UWS 17.01 Policy Statement
UWS 17.02 Definitions
UWS 17.03 Consistent institutional policies
UWS 17.04 Notice to students
UWS 17.05 Designation of investigating officer
UWS 17.06 Non-academic misconduct hearing examiner
UWS 17.07 Non-academic misconduct hearing committee
UWS 17.08 Nonacademic misconduct occurring on or outside of university lands
UWS 17.09 Conduct subject to disciplinary action
UWS 17.10 Disciplinary sanctions
UWS 17.11 Disciplinary procedure
UWS 17.12 Hearing
UWS 17.13 Appeal to the chief administrative officer
UWS 17.14 Discretionary appeal to the board of regents
UWS 17.15 Settlement
UWS 17.16 Effect of discipline within the institution
UWS 17.17 Effect of suspension or expulsion within the university system
UWS 17.18 Petition for restoration of rights after suspension or expulsion
UWS 17.19 Emergency Suspension
Note: See ch. UWS 14 for student academic disciplinary procedures.
The board of regents, administration, faculty, academic staff and students of the University of Wisconsin system believe that the teaching, learning, research and service activities of the university can flourish only in an environment that is safe from violence and free of harassment, fraud, theft, disruption and intimidation. The university has a responsibility to identify basic standards of nonacademic conduct necessary to protect the community, and to develop procedures to deal effectively with instances of misconduct while observing the rights of students. Students who violate these standards of behavior are subject to university disciplinary action.
If a student has been accused of a Chapter 17 violation, the first step is to discuss the matter with the Dean of Students. An investigation of the alleged incident will be conducted and a decision will be made regarding the disposition of the case. Any student who is held responsible for a violation will have the right to appeal the decision of the Dean of Students.
The UW-Whitewater has an established due process procedure for all disciplinary proceedings. Disciplinary proceedings cover a spectrum of offenses ranging from non-academic to academic misconduct. There is also a due process procedure set-up to allow students an appeal process. Sanctions are imposed according to the nature and severity of the offense, which also plays a part in which disciplinary process is utilized.
Along a different line, grievance procedures are defined to provide an effective process for the resolution of illegal discrimination against UW-Whitewater, or any of its employees or students.
Complete copies of the UW-Whitewater Student Disciplinary Procedures, the University of Wisconsin System Disciplinary Procedures, and UW System Administrative Code Chapters 14 and 17 are available in this handbook. Interpretations of the documents are available and/or procedures for interpretation can be made to individuals or groups upon request from the Dean of Students Office.
UW-Whitewater Judicial Procedure for Student Organizations
Recognized student organizations have considerable freedom to accomplish their goals. However, they must comply with all Federal and State laws as well as all University policies and procedures. Any organization in violation of these standards is subject to disciplinary action.
The specific Student Organization Conduct Policy is available for review online at www.uww.edu/involve/policy/docs/stdorgconduct.pdf. This code provides examples of the type of violations, outlines the procedure to file/hear complaints, and articulates possible sanctions. For more information please contact Career & Leadership Development.
Revised effective September 1, 2009