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Student Grievances, Complaints and Appeals

In an Emergency Situation Dial 911 -  In the event of an emergency or if you feel your personal safety is threatened, do not use these forms. Please contact the UW-Whitewater Police Department by dialing 911.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to providing a quality educational experience for all students. The objective of the student complaint process is to ensure all official student complaints are addressed fairly and promptly. Formal complaints will be tracked by the appropriate university authority.  Please review the options below to find the appropriate form:


Reporting Forms »
Please follow the above link to report a concern or incident in the following areas: CARE Team Reporting, Sexual Misconduct Reporting, Hate and Bias Reporting, Clery Act Reporting, or Hazing Incident Reporting.

Complaints against faculty under Chapter VI of Faculty Personnel Rules »
This complaint process may be used by any individual who seeks to file a formal complaint against a faculty member for an alledged violation of University rules or policies or conduct which adversely affects the faculty members performace of their obligation to the University and could lead to discipline or dismissal.

NOTE: Students are encouraged to review the General Student Grievance process to determine if that is more applicable for addressing or resolving the dispute. 

Full Chapter 17 list of procedures »
UWS Chapter 17 contains the student nonacademic misconduct policies and procedures for filing complaints and pursuing disciplinary action against respondent students. It states what types of conduct is prohibited, how to file a complaint against a student, and the procedures used to initiate disciplinary action up to and including expulsion for engaging in prohibited conduct. These procedures apply to both on and off campus conduct under certain circumstances. The process also provides educational opportunities to encourage students to evaluate their own decision-making and acquire new skills to improve their choices in the future.

Any student or employee who has reason to believe that they have been the subject of and/or observed discrimination in the workplace or academic environment should contact the Office of Human Resources & Diversity at Policies and procedures can be found at Discrimination Complaint Procedures.

Policies & Procedures »
Students should review the information contained in the above links for rights and responsibilities related to residence hall matters.

Student Health and Counseling Services Website »
Information related to Student Health and Counseling Serives can be found at the links above.

Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance Page »
Information related to Intercollegiate Athletics Compliance page can be found at the link above.

Recreational Sports Division Website »
Information related to Recreational Sports Division can be found at the link above.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to providing a quality educational experience for all students. The objective of the student complaint process is to ensure all official student complaints are addressed fairly and promptly. Nonacademic Educational Services Formal Complaints will be tracked by the appropriate university authority. Submit a complaint form, and the Dean of Students Office will assist you. Use this link to review the Student Grievance Procedure in the Student Handbook.


Student Grievance Procedures »

These procedures should be used as an initial step to attempt to address and resolve issues, concerns, or disputes related to a students educational or academic environment (exclduing Grade Appeals), including but not limited to, unfair or inappropreate conduct or decisions made by a member of any college, department, office, administrative unit or committee of the University; a violation of a policy or rule; or to seek resolution to a specific concern or dispute. Additional information can be found in the link above.

Link to Full Grade Appeals Policy/Process »
At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater it is expected that instructors will evaluate students regularly and consistently by criteria and guidelines presented to students at the beginning of each grading period. If a student has reason to believe the grade is incorrect, the student may act on that by following the grade appeal process. The process for filing a grade appeal is the same at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and begins with an informal process, before moving to a formal process. 

Full UWS 14 Policy »
UW-Whitewater believes that academic honesty and integrity are fundamental to the mission of higher education and of the University of Wisconsin System. The university has a responsibility to promote academic honesty and integrity and to develop procedures to deal effectively with instances of academic dishonesty. Students are responsible for the honest completion and representation of their work, for the appropriate citation of sources, and for respect of others’ academic endeavors. Students who violate these standards are subject to disciplinary action. UWS Chapter 14 identifies procedures to be followed when a student is accused of academic misconduct.


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