Faculty and Staff Resources

Guides, resources, and information for UW–Madison faculty and staff to help support students experiencing issues including academic and non-academic misconduct, how to talk to students you are concerned about, addressing disruptive behavior, and verbal de-escalation.


Whether it’s a feeling that cheating might have taken place, or something more serious, misconduct is typically handled in two ways: Academic or Non-Academic. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards are the people who help guide faculty, staff, and students through these situations.

Academic Misconduct

This may involve questions of academic integrity which include honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. Some examples of academic misconduct include, plagiarism, cheating, copying homework, and stealing an exam or course materials.

About academic misconduct

Report academic misconduct

Nonacademic Misconduct

This may include things like reporting hate or bias, sexual violence, hazing or other issues that may work against the university’s living and learning environment that is safe and free from violence, harassment, fraud, theft, disruption, and intimidation.

About nonacademic misconduct

Report nonacademic misconduct

Reports and programs

Access to current and historical reports including the academic integrity annual reports and information on alcohol and cannabis education programs.

View reports and programs

Supporting DACA Recipients

Steps that UW-Madison is taking to support DACA recipients, including guidance on what members of our community should know to help better understand the potential impact of pending legislative changes.

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Responding to a specific concern

Mental health support

Guidance on what to do when you observe a student who may be struggling emotionally.

Disordered eating

Supporting students health and well being, including what to do, and what not to do.

Student anxiety

How to recognize symptoms, types of anxiety, what to do, and what not to do.

Your syllabus language

What to include to support students who may be struggling with mental health issues.

Demanding behavior

Working with students who may be intrusive, persistent and require extra time and attention.

Crisis loan/financial support

Crisis loans can support students experiencing financial hardship.

Disoriented/psychotic behavior

Working with students who may show signs of disorientation or psychotic behavior.

Death of a student

How to support your students and campus community when a student death occurs.

How does FERPA apply?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that governs the privacy of student educational records, access to those records, and disclosure of information from them.

Discussing a student you are concerned about with the Dean of Students Office is permitted by FERPA if the discussion relates to the student’s experience at UW–Madison or could help the university support the student. Additionally, talking with any campus office that can help you assist the student directly is also permitted by FERPA. The Registrar’s Office has more information on student rights protected under FERPA.

Requesting student misconduct records

Student misconduct records are protected by the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and may only be released to individuals/offices with a legitimate educational need-to-know or by written release from the student subject.

How to request student misconduct records


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