Rights & Responsibilities
UW-Green Bay seeks to create an environment that supports
student development and learning, and fosters a community
that is safe and respectful. As adults, everyone is expected to
be responsible for his or her own conduct, abide by all state
laws, and follow University regulations and guidelines. The
UW-Green Bay community has developed a set of principles,
guidelines and rules with which students are required to comply
for the benefit of the greater community.
If there is a problem, Judicial Affairs/Dean of Students
Office gives all students the opportunity to be heard. Both
sides of every incident are taken into consideration so that an
informed and appropriate decision can be made. Student
concerns are listened to in a professional and objective manner.
Students are encouraged to be engaged in the process,
so they may assist in defining the outcome and develop
through the process. For specific information regarding policies
or procedures, please contact the Dean of Students Office. We
work to provide assistance to students whenever possible.
The integrity of every grade given to each student has an impact
on all students. As academic programs and future employers
place more emphasis on a student’s GPA, earning a
good grade becomes more important. Some students are
tempted to engage in dishonest and unethical behavior to get
their grades, rather than earn them. For those who choose
such practices, be warned that faculty are watching and will
continue to refer those students for appropriate consequences,
including failing the course. For students who play
by the rules, keep up the good work, and report to faculty
those who may not be doing their own work. Because what a
few do can hurt your grades.
Alcohol and Drugs
The University of Wisconsin-
Green Bay is concerned
about alcohol and other
drug abuse. It views its role as primarily educational. The
University provides support services and programs both for
those whose drinking puts them at risk and for those who
choose not to drink at all. When the use of alcohol or other
drugs causes disorder, danger or damage, or involves an infraction
of the la w, disciplinary action w ill be t aken. Illegal use
of alcohol or drugs is subject to civil citations and disciplinary
action which may include required community service, loss of
University housing and/or suspension from the UW System.
Students are responsible for their actions whether they are
under the influence of a substance or not. Alcohol or drugs
will never be the focus of any University-sponsored program
E-mail is an important method of communication at UW-Green Bay. Every student is given a University e-mail account to use. The UWGB student e-mail account is an official medium for University communication. Most important university information about registration, billing, financial aid and other important matters will be relayed to you via e-mail. Your professors may also communicate class information to you via e-mail, and information about campus events, programs of interest and federally mandated “right to know” reports will be sent to you electronically. Please check your university e-mail account regularly. Your failure to read and/or respond to official university e-mail communication does not absolve you of responsibility or consequences. Abuse of e-mail privileges such as sending unwanted messages to large groups (spamming) or sending hurtful e-mails to specific individuals is not acceptable and will be dealt with by the proper University officials. For more information, see the University e-mail policy at:
and the Student Acceptable Use Policy at:
Finally, keep in mind that e-mail is but one form of communication, and not always the best or most appropriate one. There are times that face-to-face meetings are the best way to communicate.
The safety and security of the campus community is a priority
for UW-Green Bay. Students can follow simple common sense
rules to protect themselves and the campus. The first is to
protect what is yours. Don’t share social security numbers,
PINs, passwords or combinations with anyone. Keep track of
your student ID, and never let anyone else use it for any reason.
If you have a car on campus, lock valuables such as CDs
or cell phones in the trunk. If you live on campus, do not allow
strangers to enter your building unless accompanied by a
resident of that building. A little prevention can go a long way
toward keeping what belongs to you.