Institutional Policy and Compliance

Wisconsin Public Records Law

Records request guidance.

Wis. Stats. §§ 19.31-19.39

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is created and exists pursuant to Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is governed by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin and is directed by the President of the University of Wisconsin System and the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. See Wis. Stat. § 36.09(2).The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has  designated a Custodian of Public Records  to meet its obligations under Wisconsin public records laws. Members of the public may obtain information and access to or copies of public records by making a request of the Records Custodian during regular office hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

Meghan Williams
Office of Finance and Administrative Affairs, Hyer Hall 3oF1
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

Primary email address:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater may bill requesters $.25 for each copy made. In addition, a location fee may be charged if the cost to locate the record(s) in question is $50.00 or more. Requests which exceed a total cost of $5.00 may require prepayment.  All requests will be processed  as soon as practicable and without delay.


330 Hyer Hall
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
(262) 472-1772


The information presented on this website is intended for informational purposes only and nothing on this website should be construed or relied upon as administrative or legal advice. If a question arises related to a specific situation, please contact 262-472-1772.  If legal advice is sought, please contact your immediate supervisor who will assist in determining whether the Office of General Counsel should be contacted for legal assistance or advice.