Current FAQs

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Can I still request my conduct record for an application to graduate/professional school, transfer application, or professional licensing?

Yes. Please visit here to make a request.

How do I contact the office?

Staff who manage the main phone line are working from home and will relay any messages to the appropriate OSCCS staff.  We are available via email at conduct@studentlife.wisc.edu. You can reach a particular staff member via their email farther below.

What if I need to report an incident?

We continue to take reports, please use this form.

I have an outstanding sanction (Choices, Badger RED, Badgers AIM, etc.). What should I do?

We understand students are dealing with a lot of challenges at the moment and we are willing to work with you to complete your sanctions, including extending deadlines.

We have modified all sanctions requiring in-person participation such as Choices about Alcohol, Badger RED and Badgers AIM.  An OSCCS staff member will be in contact with you about an alternative sanction you can do remotely.

Any sanctions not requiring in person meetings/consultations should still be completed by the due date listed in your outcome letter. If you have any questions, contact the staff member you worked with.

Will my scheduled hearing proceed? Can I still request a hearing?

Yes and yes. Hearings will be conducted via video conferencing and will adhere to all of the normal requirements.  A staff member will be in touch with details about the video conferencing method and to make sure you have everything you need to successfully participate.

Please install Microsoft Teams in preparation for this. Instructions can be found here.

I currently have an open conduct case. How will it be resolved?

Our staff is continuing to work via telecommuting as directed by Chancellor Blank.  The person who sent you a letter, or has already met with you, will be in touch about the resolution of your case.  Meetings will be held via a video conferencing platform (Microsoft Teams, Webex, Skype) or phone. We will be offering alternative educational sanctions you can complete remotely.

I need general support. Who should I contact?

The Dean of Students Office staff is available to students. Please check here for more details about how to contact them.

For emergency financial assistance, you can complete this form.

Mission

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards upholds every student’s right to learn in an inclusive community that fosters integrity through challenging and supporting students to reflect, integrate, and act on their Wisconsin Experience.

We aim to foster a sense of belonging within a welcoming environment, while challenging and supporting students to reflect, integrate, and act upon their Wisconsin Experience. University staff employ a compassionate, educational, and supportive manner in the student misconduct process.

Our approach is to guide student behavior for the common good while respecting the rights and responsibilities of all members of the University community.

Rights and Responsibilities

Students have the right to live and learn in safe environments.

OSCCS is responsible for upholding all students’ rights.

Students have the obligation to act with integrity, inside and outside of the classroom.

OSCCS has the responsibility to consistently and fairly follow university policies and procedures.

Students are accountable for the consequences of their actions.

OSCCS follows an educational and restorative approach to addressing student misconduct.

Our Staff

Tonya Schmidt

Assistant Dean of Students and Director

tonya.schmidt@wisc.edu

Ryan Podolak

Student Conduct Coordinator

Ryan.Podolak@wisc.edu

OSCCS also works with staff in University Housing to investigate cases involving students residing on-campus, instructors investigating incidents of academic misconduct, and the students, faculty, and staff of the misconduct committee who hear cases per university policies.