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Student Conduct Procedures

Residence Hall Handbook

The Residence Hall Handbook is designed to create a welcome, safe, and comfortable living environment. A goal for the residence halls is to have an environment where all residents are an integral part of the community and, as such, assume an active role in developing and maintaining an atmosphere that promotes success for all members. The primary responsibility for behavior rests with the individual. Consideration and tolerance of others is required.

Students are encouraged to download and review the Residence Hall Handbook before coming to campus.

In addition to the Residence Hall Handbook, the University of Wisconsin System (UWS) has certain expectations regarding its students. Details of rights and responsibilities as well as Student Conduct sanctions are found in the UWS Administrative Code. Further information on the Student Conduct Process can be found on the Dean of Students website.

Living on campus is a privilege; therefore, residents are expected to comply with Residence Hall policies, University policies, and Wisconsin State law.

Dismissal Offenses

The following are not permitted and individuals involved in these violations may be subject to immediate contract termination:

  • Assault.
  • Conduct or behavior threatening the safety and well being of self or others.
  • Hosting a keg or large party.
  • Intentional damage or destruction of university property.
  • Possession, use or sale of drugs including marijuana.
  • Possession or use of firearms, fireworks, hunting equipment and other dangerous weapons or other hazardous material.
  • Tampering with safety equipment.

Student Conduct Process

1. A violation is confronted by a Residence Life staff member or University Police. This violation is documented on an Incident Report.

2. A Student Conduct Hearing will be delegated to either a Residence Hall Director, the Residence Life Coordinator, Assistant Director of Residence Life, the Director of Residence Life, or the Dean of Students.

3. A violation may result in one or more of the following sanctions:

  • Verbal warning
  • Written warning
  • Community service
  • Educational Sanction
  • Residence Hall Probation
  • Referral to counseling
  • Referral to Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Referral to the Dean of Students
  • Contract cancellation
  • Denial of visitation privilege/s
  • Other university sanctions

The severity of a violation, in addition to the attitude and behavior of a resident may influence the action taken.

4. Individuals violating Alcohol and/or Drug policy will be required to complete Alcohol.Edu and/or Judicial Educator. A $50 charge will be assessed to a student’s account.

5. Student Conduct sanctions taken against students are subject to appeal. Appeal procedures are outlined in the sanction letter.

If a contract is terminated for Student Conduct reasons, the student will forfeit any refund of the security deposit.

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