The University strives to create a positive, safe, and healthy environment for all of its students. The Dean of Students Office upholds the student code of conduct to help create a campus community of civility, safety, and ethical decision-making. Thus we are charged with creating a process where students are held accountable for their behavior. Our process encourages students to reflect upon their behavior and how it impacts the greater community.
UWM expects each student to be honest in academic performance. Failure to do so may result in discipline under rules published by the Board of Regents Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures (UWS 14). UWS 14 and UWM’s implementation provisions (Faculty Document 1686) define the process for dealing with academic misconduct violations. The most common forms of academic dishonesty are cheating and plagiarism. For more information see Academic Misconduct Procedures.
Students are responsible for understanding and support of University policy and are expected to uphold and abide by the community standards established by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the UW System. These expectations begin when a student first enrolls at a UW-System school and continue throughout her or his academic career. Some of the conduct rules apply even during school vacations and off campus. These rules are found in the UW-System Administrative Code which applies to all UW campuses and students. They are commonly referred to as UWS 17. For more information see Nonacademic Misconduct Procedures.