All students in the University of Wisconsin Colleges are governed and protected by federal, state and local laws, and by UW System and UW Colleges policies and procedures.
The following chapters of the Wisconsin Administrative Code acknowledge the need to preserve the orderly processes of the UW Colleges with regard to its teaching and public service missions, as well as the need to observe every student's procedural and substantive rights. Such laws, policies and regulations include Chapter UWS 14 Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures, Chapter UWS 17 Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures and Chapter UWS 18 Conduct on University Lands.
Students are also protected by such provisions as Wisconsin Statute Section 36.12, which prohibits discrimination against students, and Chapter UWS 22, which mandates accommodation of students' religious beliefs. A student's right to a positive learning environment is protected by the UW Colleges Code of Conduct, the Consensual Relations Statement, and the Sexual Harassment Policy.
Information about these various rights and responsibilities is distributed to all new students at the time of orientation and to continuing students in a manner determined by each UW Colleges campus.