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 (check out events). 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.
Student Conduct Policies
The policies and disciplinary procedures governing drinking, alcohol, harassment, property damage, and other student behavior - both on and off campus.
The policies and procedures governing conduct on all lands subject to the control of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
Madison strongly values free speech both in the statement of an idea and in the response to that idea. This document provides general guidance regarding the university’s approach to enforcing the policies governing picketing, rallies, parades, demonstrations, protests, and other assemblies.
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.