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Affirmative Action & Notices

The University of Wisconsin does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, creed, color, handicap, gender, sexual orientation, developmental disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, arrest record, or conviction record in employment or in admission to and treatment in its educational programs and activities as required by state and federal laws and regulations. Inquires concerning application of AA/EEO procedures may be directed to the Affirmative Action Office, 780 Regent Street, P.O. Box 8680, Madison, WI 53708-8680, (608) 262-2578.

The information, policies and rules contained herein are subject to change. No part of this publication is intended to be nor shall be construed as a contract or offer to contract.

Religious Holiday Accommodation

It is the University's policy that students' sincerely held religious beliefs shall be reasonably accommodated with respect to all examinations and other academic requirements. In order to meet this policy, faculty have been encouraged not to schedule such events on commonly recognized holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kipper, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, Passover Eve, and the first day of Passover, Easter, and the first day of Ramadan.

Students requiring religious accommodations must notify the instructor of a conflict within the first three weeks of class. Instructors are not obliged to schedule make-ups before the regularly scheduled requirements.

Students who believe they have been treated unfairly may file complaints in accordance with the complaint and grievance procedures adopted pursuant to Chapter 6 and 9 of the UW Colleges constitution.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Detailed information can be found at http://www.uwc.edu/students/ferpa/.

Safety and Health Policy

The University of Wisconsin System will provide and maintain adequate facilities for a safe and healthy learning environment. It is the University's responsibility to work with faculty and staff so that they are equipped to educate their students on practices and procedures that ensure safety for all members of the university. Employees with instructional responsibilities are expected to comply with state and federal safety laws and regulations in their institutional areas. Certain course and research projects require that the student work with hazardous materials while engaging in academic studies. Instructors of these courses and research projects shall inform and train students on procedures that will maintain the students' personal health and safety and provide them with information on the hazards of specific chemicals that will be used during their course study. Furthermore, instructors will enforce and follow safety policies. Prior to use of hazardous materials and equipment, the student shall review the procedures and information and discuss any associated concerns with the instructor.

Academic Misconduct

Academic honesty and integrity is expected of all students enrolled at UWFox. You have the obligation to conduct your academic work according to University standards.

You have the right to expect that you will be graded fairly, and have the rights of due process should you be accused of misconduct. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the rules of academic misconduct according to UW Administrative Code, Chapter 14. Detailed information pertaining to academic misconduct is available in the Academic Misconduct Guide for Students brochure or by contacting the Student Affairs Office.