UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Non-Academic Misconduct

Nonacademic Misconduct

The missions of the University of Wisconsin System and its institutions can only be realized if activities occurring in living and learning environments are safe and free from violence, harassment, fraud, theft, disruption, and intimidation. We have a responsibility to address student non-academic conduct; this responsibility is separate from and independent of any civil or criminal action resulting from a student’s conduct.

The UWRF Student Code of Conduct is made up of UWS Chapters 14, 17, and 18. These chapters outline both academic (14) and nonacademic (17 and 18) disciplinary procedures for all UW System students, as well as, prohibited behavior. These policies apply both on and off campus.

Chapter 17

In other words...

   The policies and procedures on alcohol use, property damage, harassment, and other student behavior- both on and off campus. Also, who is involved and what happens after. 

Chapter 18

In other words...

   The policies and procedures on how people should conduct themselves on all University lands controlled by the UW System Board of Regents.

Conduct issues that stem from incidents outside of academic work- both on and off campus.

  • Illegal use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol or controlled substances
  • Using a fake ID
  • Damage to property
  • Noncompliance with disciplinary sanctions
  • Parking in a restricted area without a valid permit or in a fire zone, fire lane, loading zone, or no parking zone
  • Removing, destroying, or molesting any bird, animal, or fish life
  • Having unpermitted dogs, cats, and other pets in a University building
  • Climbing into, onto, or out of any University building including roofs
  • Entering onto the playing surface of any officially sanctioned athletic event while it is in process
  • Familiarize yourself with the various policies and procedures which students are held accountable
  • If you live on campus, review and familiarize yourself with UWRF's housing policies and procedures
  • Abide by all federal, state, and local laws