University Policies

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is dedicated to a safe, supportive and non-discriminatory learning environment. It is the responsibility of all undergraduate and graduate students to familiarize themselves with university policies such as those described below.
University Policies

For a comprehensive list of UW Graduate School policies, please visit

Academic Integrity

Please read the Dean of Students statement on Academic Integrity.

As a UW-Madison student, it is your responsibility to be informed about what constitutes academic misconduct, how to avoid it and what happens if you decide to engage in it. Academic misconduct is governed by state law, UWS Chapter 14.

You should also review this information regarding Non-academic Misconduct.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

Please read the UW-Madison statement regarding Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity.


Access to UW-Madison online courses is restricted to registered students and their instructors. Courses are maintained for educational purposes only, and the materials within are protected by copyright. Your viewing of that material does not imply any right to reproduce, retransmit, or redisplay it in any way for any purpose other than personal educational use, without express, written consent.

Materials that are drawn from other external sources are used in compliance with the TEACH Act of 2002, are used under Fair Use guidelines, or are covered by the copyright held by the originator of the materials or by an acquired copyright license.

Links to other sites are provided for the convenience of the site user (staff or student) or visitor and do not imply any affiliation or endorsement of the other site owner nor a guarantee of the quality or veracity of information contained on the linked site.

Please read the Campus IT Policy on Copyright Infringement.

Disability Accommodations

In compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, professional support staff is available at UW-Madison to facilitate a comprehensive range of academic support services and accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. Students who wish to request an accommodation for a disability should contact the instructor for their course and coordinate with the McBurney Disability Resource Center.


FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is a federal law that governs the privacy of student educational records, access to those records, and disclosure of information from them. For more information, please refer to the Registrar's resources on Student Privacy Rights (FERPA).

Network Use Policies

Please read the UW-Madison Responsible Use of Information Technology Policy.

Religious Beliefs Accommodation

The UW System Board of Regents' policy states that students' sincerely held religious beliefs shall be reasonably accommodated with respect to scheduling all examinations and other academic requirements. Students must notify the instructor within the first three weeks of the beginning of classes (or within the first week of summer session and short courses) of the specific days or dates on which they will request accommodation from an examination or academic requirement. For additional information, please refer to Chapter UWS 22: Accommodation of Religious Beliefs.

Web Accessibility

Please read UW-Madison's World Wide Web Accessibility Policy.

For more university policies visit the primary UW-Madison Policies webpage.

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