Student Handbook

UWS Chapter 18: Conduct on University Lands

UWS 18.10

  1. Assaultive Behavior.
    1. No person may intentionally strike, shove, hit, punch, kick or otherwise subject another person to physical contact or cause bodily harm without the consent of the person.
    2. This subsection shall not be applicable if the individuals involved have a relationship, as defined in s. 968.075(1)(a), Stats., which requires a law enforcement officer to investigate the matter as a domestic abuse incident.
  2. Containers in Spectator Facilities. No person may carry or possess any disposable container within the confines of public areas in spectator facilities. As used in this subsection "disposable container" means any bottle, can, or other container designed or used for carrying liquids or solids, but does not include a personally owned container designed for reuse and originally sold or purchased exclusively as a refillable container. The provisions of this section shall not apply to containers used or supplied by authorized concessionaires who are required to dispense beverages to consumers in either paper or plastic containers.
  3. Dangerous Weapons.
    1. No person may carry, possess or use any dangerous weapon on university lands or in university buildings or facilities, except with the written approval of the chief administrative officer or for law enforcement purposes.
    2. No person may display or portray as real any object that resembles a dangerous weapon on university lands or in university buildings or facilities, except with the written approval of the chief administrative officer.
    3. Dangerous weapons in violation of this subsection may be confiscated and removed from university lands by police.
    4. In this subsection, the term "dangerous weapon" has the meaning specified in s. 939.22(10), Stats.
  4. Fire Safety.
    1. No person may light, build or use, or cause another to light, build or use, any fires, including but not limited to burning candles, burning incense or gas or charcoal cooking appliances, on university lands or in university facilities except in such places as are established for these purposes and designated by the chief administrative officer.
    2. No person may handle burning material in a highly negligent manner. In this subsection, burning material is handled in a highly negligent manner if it is handled under circumstances in which the person should realize that a substantial and unreasonable risk of serious damage to property is created.
    3. No person may throw away any cigarette, cigar, pipe ash or other burning material without first extinguishing it.
    4. No person may interfere with, tamper with or remove, without authorization, any smoke detector, fire extinguisher, fire hose, fire hydrant, fire sprinkler, or other fire fighting equipment.
    5. No person may intentionally give a false fire alarm, whether by means of a fire alarm system or otherwise.
    6. No person may deface, remove, tamper with or obstruct from view any sign which has been posted to provide directions for fire or emergency exits from university facilities.
    7. No person may remain in any university facility or on university lands when an audible or visual fire alarm has been activated or upon being notified by fire fighting, law enforcement or security personnel to evacuate.
  5. Operation of a Motor Vehicle Off Roadways. No person shall operate an unauthorized motor vehicle or motorized device, including but not limited to motorcycles, mopeds, motor scooters and self-balancing transportation devices, off designated roadways, paved or unpaved, or on service roads or pedestrian paths, regardless of the surface, on university lands. This section does not apply to motorized wheelchairs or other mobility devices which have the primary design function of assisting the physically challenged.
  6. Possession of Fireworks.
    1. No person may possess or use fireworks on university lands without authorization from the chief administrative officer.
    2. In this subsection, the term "fireworks" has the meaning specified in s. 167.10(1), Stats.
  7. Resisting or Obstructing Police Officers.
    1. No person may knowingly resist or obstruct a university police officer while that officer is doing any act in an official capacity and with lawful authority.
    2. In this subsection, "obstruct" includes without limitation knowingly giving false information or knowingly placing physical evidence with the intent to mislead a university police officer in the performance of his or her duty.
  8. Play Vehicles. No person may use a skateboard, roller skates, in-line skates or any similar wheeled devices, a toboggan, or a sled anywhere on university lands, except as designated by the chief administrative officer.
  9. Throwing Hard Objects. No person may, in a manner likely to cause physical harm or property damage, throw, drop, kick, hit or otherwise project any hard object, bottle, can, container, snowball or other item of a similar nature on university lands or within, or from within, university buildings or facilities.

Revised effective September 1, 2009