The UW-Parkside Student Handbook is designed to provide students with information on important campus offices/programs, important dates, and University policies. It is each student's responsibility to become familiar with the information provided in the Student Handbook. The 2013-2014 UW-Parkside Student Handbook is available here.
For a full listing of University Administrative Policies, please visit http://www.uwp.edu/departments/governance/admin/policy/indexadmin.cfm.
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Drug Free Schools and Communities Act
Administrative Policy #16
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-228) require that, as a condition of receiving any federal funds or form of financial assistance, colleges and universities must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol. The intent of the following information is to fulfill the legal requirements of federal law by providing each University of Wisconsin-Parkside employee and student information on institutional drug and alcohol policies, relevant state and federal laws, long-term health effects of substance abuse, and local treatment resources.
Standards of Conduct and University Sanctions Concerning Illicit Drugs and Alcohol
The University of Wisconsin system and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside prohibit the unlawful possession, use, distribution, manufacture or dispensing of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on university property or as part of university activities.
The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on university premises, except in university residence halls as regulated by policy and as expressly permitted by the Chancellor under institutional regulations, in accordance with s. UWS 18.06(13)(by), Wisconsin Administrative Code. The unlawful uses, possession, distribution, manufacture or dispensing of illicit drugs (e.g. Controlled substances as defined in Chapter 161, Wisconsin Statutes,) is prohibited in accordance with s. UWS 18.10, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
Violation of these provisions by a student may lead to the imposition of disciplinary sanctions, up to and including suspension or expulsion, under s. UWS 17.06(1)(c), Wisconsin Administrative Code. UW-Parkside employees are also subject to disciplinary sanctions for violation of these provisions occurring on university property or the worksite or during work time, up to and including termination from employment. Disciplinary sanctions are initiated and imposed in accordance with procedural requirements of either UWPF Chapter VII-Faculty Rights and Responsibilities for faculty, the Academic Staff Policies and Procedures Chapters 8 or 10 for academic staff, or the appropriate provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement or pertinent civil service regulations for classified staff. Referral for prosecution under criminal law is also possible. Further, violations of ss. UWS 18.06(13) and 18.10, Wisconsin Administrative Code may result in additional penalties as allowed under chapter 18, Wisconsin
UW-Parkside faculty and classified and unclassified staff who are convicted of any criminal drug statute violation occurring in the workplace must notify their Vice/Assistance Chancellor, dean, director or department chair within 5 days of the conviction if they are employed at the time of the conviction.
The full policy can be viewed at: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/governance/admin/policy/policy16.cfm
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Nondiscrimination Statement Policy
UW System and University policy require that all institutional publications bear a statement of nondiscrimination. The following statement is currently used at UW-Parkside:
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all persons regardless of race, creed, ancestry, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, arrest or conviction record, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military force of the United States or this state, or any other protected status in its education programs, activities, and employment policies.
University of Wisconsin-ParksideAccess to Student Information Policy
Administrative Policy #1
The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for the release of student related data for both on-campus and off-campus use. The intent of restricting access to data is to protect student information from use other than that for which it was intended. This is accomplished in part by limiting access to those who have a "need to know".
Data elements considered public domain by the Buckley Amendment unless restricted by the student are: name, address, telephone numbers, date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height (athletes), dates of attendance, including current classification and withdrawal dates, at the University, degrees and awards received, and name of the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended. Since these elements are "directory information" they must be released if requested by either on-campus or off-campus sources unless the student makes a specific request to the Office of the Registrar to withhold this information. The Wisconsin Public Information Law requires the release of any information that is not protected by another law. Therefore the data elements listed as "directory information" by the Buckley Amendment are not protected unless the student has so specified. These items must be released even if the requestor refuses to give a name or reason for wanting the information. The campus resource person on questions relating to the Wisconsin Public Information Law is the Director of Archives Ext. 2411. If you are not clear about whether certain information can be released, the Director of Archives should be your first contact.
The full policy can be viewed at: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/governance/admin/policy/policy01.cfm
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Nondiscrimination Policy & Procedures
Administrative Policy #41
PART ONE - Statutory Language 36.12 Student discrimination prohibited.
(1) No student may be denied admission to, participation in or the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any service, program, course or facility of the system or its institutions or centers because of the student's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, marital status or parental status.
(2) (a) The Board of Regents shall direct each institution and center to establish policies and procedures to protect students from discrimination under sub.(1). The policies and procedures shall do all of the following:
(3) By September 1, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994 the board shall submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172(3). The report shall specify all of the following for the previous academic year:
(a) The number of complaints received at each institution and center alleging a violation of sub.(1) and the disposition of each such complaint.
(b) The number of requests for review received by the board and the disposition of each such request.
PART TWO - Criteria for Determining Whether the Prohibition on Discrimination Has Been Violated
In determining whether discrimination in violation of s.36.12, Wisconsin Statutes, has occurred, the University of Wisconsin - Parkside through the Office of Student Affairs, shall apply state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law relevant to the basis of discrimination being alleged, including but not limited to such legal materials and precedents as Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, s. 101.223, Wis. Stats., s. 36.12(3)(a), Wis. Stats., the United States Constitution, the Wisconsin Constitution, and related regulations and case law.
In any case where there is a question as to whether the action or conduct in question violates s. 36.12, Wisconsin Statutes, System Legal Counsel shall be consulted.
The full policy can be viewed at: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/governance/admin/policy/policy41.cfm
University of Wisconsin-ParksideSexual Harassment PolicyAdministrative
[Date of approval August 5, 2008]
NOTE: Discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment concern and complaint procedures are described in section VI . Definition of terms are in section I .
POLICY AND PURPOSE STATEMENT This policy is promulgated by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in accordance with the 1981 directive of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System in recognition of its commitment to uphold the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972.
The University administration, faculty, staff, and students are responsible for assuring that the University maintains an environment for work and study free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is unlawful and impedes the realization of the University's mission, as well as threatens the careers, education, and well-being of students, staff, and faculty. Sexual harassment violates the dignity of individuals and will not be tolerated.
The University community seeks to eliminate sexual harassment through education and by encouraging faculty, staff, and students to report concerns or complaints. Conduct determined to fall within the definition of sexual harassment detailed below will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with due process requirements including, but not limited to, reprimand, temporary suspension, expulsion, or discharge of the harassing individual.
The full policy can be viewed at: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/governance/admin/policy/policy36.cfm
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy
Administrative Policy #15
I. POLICY STATEMENT
The University of Wisconsin System is committed to making individuals with disabilities full participants in its programs, services and activities through its compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The Board of Regents recognizes that individuals with disabilities may need accommodations to have equally effective opportunities to participate in or benefit from the university's programs, services and activities.
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin System that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in any program, service, or activity offered by the universities. Individuals with disabilities have a right to request accommodations. Individuals will receive appropriate accommodations to their needs in order to fully participate in or benefit from the university's programs, services and activities in a nondiscriminatory, integrated setting.
The University of Wisconsin System and any of its agents shall not coerce, intimidate, retaliate against or discriminate against any individual for exercising a right under the ADA or Section 504, or for assisting or supporting another to exercise a right under the ADA or Section 504.
The University of Wisconsin System will not give significant assistance to an agency, organization, or person that discriminates on the basis of disability in providing any aid, benefit or service to beneficiaries of the university's programs.
The full policy can be viewed at: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/governance/admin/policy/policy15.cfm
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Statement on Consensual Relationships
Administrative Policy #45
It is in the interest of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to provide clear direction and educational opportunities to the University community about the professional risks associated with consensual romantic and/or sexual relationships where a definite power differential between the parties exists. These relationships are of concern for two primary reasons.