Non-Academic Misconduct

The University strives to create a positive, safe and health environment for all of its students. These expectations begin when a student first enrolls at a UW-System school and continue throughout their academic career.  These policies are found in the UW-System Administrative Code which applies to all UW-System campuses and students. Students are responsible for understanding and supporting University policies and are expected to uphold and abide by the community standards established by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the UW System.


  • Chapter UWS 17 — Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures – contains policies and procedures for addressing alleged student behavioral misconduct. These policies apply regardless of where the behavior occurs.
  • Chapter UWS 18 — Conduct on University Lands – contains policies that govern conduct on university lands to address behavior of students, faculty, staff, and guests. 

Student NonAcademic Misconduct Process

  • When a complaint is received, it is assessed for potential violations of the University of Wisconsin System Administrative Code, Chapter 17. 
  • In the event of a student conduct complaint, a notice letter with the policies allegedly violated is sent to the student, and they are instructed to meet with an Investigating Officer. 
  • The Investigating Officer speaks with the student and can collect additional information relevant to assessing whether or not a violation of the policies occurred. 
  • The Investigating Officer makes a decision based on whether there is a preponderance of evidence that a violation of the policies occurred, and a decision letter is sent to the student with the outcome and a rationale for the decision. 
  • The student has the right to appeal the investigating officer’s finding by requesting a hearing before the Non-Academic Misconduct Hearing Committee.