University Policies

University Policies provides information to students regarding key UW-Madison policies.

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Academic Integrity

UW-Madison requires all students to act with honesty and integrity, and respect the rights of others in carrying out all academic activities. Students are responsible for the honest completion and representation of their work, for the appropriate citation of sources, and for respect of others' academic endeavors. Please see Academic Integrity and the Academic Misconduct Process from the Dean of Student's Office. 

Accessibility Statement

In compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, professional support staff are 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

Drop and Add Dates
If you feel it is necessary to withdraw from the course, please see UW-Madison Office of the Registrar for full details and procedures. For specific Drop and Add dates, please see Session Dates. Please communicate with the instructor and our student services for help or consultation in order to avoid dropping the course.

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 Student Privacy Rights (FERPA) 

Intellectual Property
All course and program materials are protected intellectual property of and copyrighted by the University of Wisconsin. For more information, see  EPD - EPD Essentials - Intellectual Property Policy for EPD courses and programs

Network Use Policies 
Please read the UW-Madison's Responsible Use of Information Technology Policy  

University Statements and Policies on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect 
The University of Wisconsin–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background—people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.  Inquiries regarding this policy may be directed to the appropriate campus units including the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, or the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Religious Beliefs Accommodation 
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 (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