Rights and Responsibilities
UW–Madison is a community founded around the principles of knowledge, learning, inclusion and citizenship.
As we strive to educate and graduate good citizens of our campus, city and the world, our community has high standards and expectations for the conduct of its members. These expectations and responsibilities include:
- Your consistent practice of civility toward others
- Your respect for the expression of diverse opinions
- Your insistence on academic honesty and integrity
- Your demand that all members of the university be accepted and judged as individuals without regard to their race, sex, religion, color, creed, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or age
- Your efforts to insure that the community is safe from violence, harassment, fraud, theft, disruption and intimidation
Along with your added responsibilities, you have a right to expect that the university will support you as a student and enforce its standards of conduct. Refer to the section on student conduct for more information. Students are also encouraged to download the UW Police Department brochure on Hate Crimes: A Community Concern (PDF).
- You Deserve Respect
- Expectations of Students at UW-Madison
- Explore and Appreciate Diversity
- What if I Witness/Experience a Bias-Related Incident?
- Students With Disabilities: Requesting Reasonable Accommodations
- UW-Madison Student Discrimination Complaint Process
- UW System Board of Regents Policy on Discrimination
- Licensure, Accreditation, and Consumer Protection Complaints Process (DOC)
- Distance Learning Complaints Process (DOC)
- Privacy Rights and Responsibilities: It is important for students, staff, faculty and parents to know about Student Privacy Rights and Responsibilities. These links will provide information about Student Rights through the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Campus FERPA Info (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974)
- U.S Department of Education FERPA Info
- Student Authorization for Disclosure of Information in Education Records Form provided by the Office of the Registrar. Click for more information about FERPA compliance issues.