When incidents happen and University of Wisconsin students are involved, the Office of  Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS) works with students to resolve academic and nonacademic disciplinary matters.

This includes receiving reports of alleged misconduct, ensuring that students receive due process and fair treatment throughout the hearing process, and maintaining students’ disciplinary records.


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 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 rights and responsibilities


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

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS) is responsible for upholding all students’ rights.

Integrity and responsibility

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

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

Actions and accountability

Students are accountable for the consequences of their actions.

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

Our staff

Tonya Schmidt

Credentials: Assistant Dean of Students and Director

Position title: she/her

Email: tonya.schmidt@wisc.edu

Ryan Podolak

Credentials: Associate Director

Position title: he/him

Email: Ryan.Podolak@wisc.edu

Erin Lacey

Credentials: Administrative Specialist

Email: conduct@studentaffairs.wisc.edu

Jennifer Van Roy

Credentials: Student Conduct Coordinator

Position title: she/her

Email: jlvanroy@wisc.edu

Aaron Vieth

Credentials: Band Engagement Coordinator

Position title: he/him

Email: avieth@wisc.edu


Student Conduct and Community Standards Contacts

How can we help?

Email us at:



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Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
724 W. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53715

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

After Hours Contacts

Crisis response:
Call Mental Health Services
608-265-5600 (option 9)
Dial 911 for immediate help from the
UW Police Department
UWPD Non-emergency line: 608-264-2677