University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

UW System & UWM Conduct Policies

UWS Chapter 14
Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures

UWS Chapter 17
Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures

UWS Chapter 18
Conduct On University Lands

University Policy S-47
Discriminatory Conduct Policy

Student Conduct

Most students are legally adults and are expected to be aware that UWM does not assume custodial responsibility for its students’ personal actions.  Each student is responsible for his or her own behavior. 

The Board of Regents has designated certain kinds of conduct (Academic and Non-Academic) as subject to University discipline.

Academic Misconduct

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 (UWS 14). The most common forms of academic dishonesty are cheating and plagiarism.

Non-Academic Misconduct

The University strives to create a positive, safe, and healthy environment for all of its students.  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.