Non-Academic Student Conduct

The University of Wisconsin-Stout expects good citizenship and responsible behavior from students. When these expectations are not met, the non-academic misconduct process may be used to redirect students into more acceptable patterns of behavior. This process encourages students to take responsibility for their choices and actions, allowing the University and student jointly to determine an appropriate disciplinary response.

Student Rights If Accused of Non-Academic Misconduct

If you are accused of misconduct you have the right to participate in the adjudication process by telling your side of the story, presenting evidence in support of your story, and having your story given full consideration by the investigator.

Non-academic misconduct (UWS Chapter 17) allegations are investigated by University Investigating Officers from the Dean of Students Office or from Student Life Services who are appointed for this purpose by the Chancellor.

The investigator will send you an offer to discuss the matter before deciding that misconduct occurred or imposing sanctions. The purpose of this meeting is to review with you the report that you engaged in misconduct and to allow you an opportunity to respond.

You may choose not to participate in such a meeting, but the investigator will make a decision based on the available evidence if you choose not to discuss the matter.

If the investigator concludes that you did violate University Chapter 17, and if you disagree with the finding of responsibility and/or sanction imposed, you always have the right to a hearing.