Annual Notifications

 

Annual Security Report

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a safety leader among Wisconsin college campuses, and we work hard to keep safety a priority on our campus. Become an informed member of our campus community to protect yourself, and others, and to help keep UW-Green Bay a welcoming place.

To view the Annual Security Report, please visit the Office of Public Safety website.

 

Copyright Information

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is obligated to enforce or comply with a variety of state and federal laws. This includes complying with a number of federal laws designed to protect electronic copyrighted material. Specifically these laws prohibit everyone from engaging in peer to peer (P2P) file sharing of copyrighted music, movies, or software. For a summary of potential civil and criminal liabilities for violating these federal laws, please see below.

Such acts are also a violation of UWS policy 17.09(10). When the university receives such notices, we are required to cooperate with such investigations, which could lead organizations such as the RIAA or the MPAA, along with their teams of lawyers to you.

So how do I avoid becoming one these students? Some tips are posted on the CIT website to help you better secure you computer or look for programs that could be sharing files without your knowledge. We encourage you to read through this information and check your computer. If you need assistance, please contact the IT Service Center located in the lower level of the Community Center or the Instructional Services building. You can also find information at respectcopyrights.org.

As mentioned earlier, such violations of copyright laws are also a violation of university policy. Here is a summary of what will happen to you should the university determine you were engaging in this behavior:

  • Loss of campus network access for 7 to 45 days
  • Submit a signed Computing Behavioral Agreement to the Dean of Students Office
  • Bring the device to one of the IT Help Centers for a review
  • Additional sanctions may be added depending on the policy violation

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Dean of Students Office at 465-2152, or for technical questions, one of the Help Centers (465-5163 or 465-2309)

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office, especially their FAQ section.

 

Drug Free Schools & Communities Act

Alcohol and drug abuse are often perceived to be a common part of college life. UW-Green Bay takes a number of approaches to prevent or discourage alcohol or drug abuse by our students.

One approach is to provide information early and let students make informed choices about their behavior. This information is designed to comply with the requirements of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. If you would like further information, please contact the Dean of Students office (465-2152) or the Counseling and Health Center (465-2380).

 

Missing Student Notification

Campus safety and security is goal all of us need to work together to achieve. From locking our car doors to reporting suspicious behavior, an active role needs to be taken to protect both ourselves, and the rest of the campus community. But sometimes accidents happen. A trip leads to an injury. A car ride becomes a car accident. For this reason we ask each student to review their Emergency Contact Information in SIS. If you have not already entered at least one emergency contact person, please do so now.

In addition to your emergency contact, the university is now required by federal law to request a "Missing Person" contact. This contact person would only be notified if it was determined you were missing for 24 hours. For minors, the default will be to notify your parents unless you have been legally emancipated from them. For all other students, the university will assume you want your emergency contact person(s) notified unless you enter a "Missing Person" contact into SIS. This information will remain confidential and only shared should the need arise to make such a contact.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Dean of Students Office (465-2152) or UWGB Public Safety (465-2300).

  1. Log into your SIS account.
  2. Click on the Self Service link in the Menu box.
  3. Select Campus Personal Information in the Menu box.
  4. A list of 8 options will appear, click on Emergency Contacts in the middle of the screen.
  5. Select them Add An Emergency Contact button on the bottom of the Emergency Contacts page.
  6. Fill in the information for your contact. Please note you can add multiple phone numbers for one contact such as home, cell and work numbers by clicking on the Add a Phone Number button at the bottom of the page.
  7. Take care to select a Contact Type near the top of the page. An emergency contact can be for emergencies only, missing person only, or both Emergency and Missing Person. See the Missing Student Notification Policy.

 

Student Right to Know

Federal law requires institutions of higher education to publish certain information to help students make informed consumer choices.

Financial Assistance Information

Information that informs students about the financial obligations of attending an institution and describes options for paying the costs of attendance.

Institutional Information

Institutional Information - academic programs, program costs, facilities and special services.

Completion & Graduate Rate Info

Institutions are required to establish and track annual cohorts of entering students and produce reports containing Completion & Graduate Rates.

Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Data

Athletic Participation Rates & Financial Data for men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs.

Report on Completion & Graduation Rates for Student Athletes

Enrollment, Completion & Graduation Rates for Athletes by race and gender and by race and gender within each sport.

 

Civility & Inclusivity

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) is an institution of higher learning where the safety of its multifaceted community of people is expected and enforced. Campus activities, programs, classes, lectures, and everyday interactions are enriched by our inclusion of one another as we strive to learn from each other in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect. 

As campus community members, we are responsible for our behaviors and are fully accountable for our actions. We must each take responsibility for our awareness of discrimination and its many forms (i.e. racism, sexism, ageism, xenophobia, transphobia, homophobia, etc.). The concept of campus civility and inclusiveness can be demonstrated in hallways, classrooms, student housing, and the workplace environment. 

Bigotry will be addressed on this campus. Discriminatory, harassing, or intimidating behaviors will be subject to the University’s disciplinary processes. As a campus community we will not engage in harassment or discrimination against another human being on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability. Verbal or written abuse, threats, harassment, intimidation, or violence against persons or property will not be tolerated. In this context, alcohol or substance abuse will not be accepted as a defense for such abuse, harassment, intimidation, or violence. Absence of malice, intent or “it is just a joke” is also not a defense for such behaviors. As a campus community we expect that all members engage in the resources provided to better understand all aspects of discriminations and harassment. 

Nothing in this document is intended to stifle academic freedom (as defined in the UWGB Faculty Handbook) or free speech rights. Instructors and students retain the right to use words and make critical arguments that some may find offensive but that do not rise to the level of or exhibit the same quality of action as discrimination or harassment, which are serious offenses that should be identified based on objective criteria consistent with established law and policy. UWGB values the free exchange of ideas and perspectives critical to the learning and development of our students, faculty, and staff. 

All who work, live, study, teach, and visit the UWGB community are here by choice and as part of that choice should be committed to these principles of civility and inclusivity which are an integral part of UWGB’s Strategic Mission and the Harassment and Discrimination Policy. 

If you have experienced or witnessed an event or behavior that violates this statement, you can report in a number of ways:

 Complete a Bias Incident Report
 Follow procedures indicated in the Harassment and Discrimination Policy
 File a Complaint or Grievance
 Report in person to one of the following: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate, Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center, Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, or Public Safety

Complaints & Grievances

The Dean of Students Office welcomes your comments and will help you to resolve differences which may occur. Differences of opinion and misunderstandings can occur in any community and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has procedures which ensure your right to file a grievance or make a complaint.

Academic Grievance

Students who have grievances related to course grades, conduct of classes or other course matters should address those complaints first with the instructor of the course. If the student is not satisfied with the resolution, the grievance can then be taken to the chairperson of the appropriate academic department and, if resolution is not achieved there, the student may then go to the appropriate academic dean.

Non-Academic Grievance

Students who have grievances related to University staff should first address those complaints directly with the individual. If the student is not satisfied, the grievance can then be taken to the appropriate supervisor of that department and, if resolution is not achieved there, the student may then go to the Dean of Students Office.

Student Government Association (SGA)

SGA is made up of student leaders elected by the student body. They provide the student’s point of view to university officials at all levels. If you have an idea for a way to improve the University or are concerned with the status quo, SGA can be a good place to start making a difference. Student involvement is always welcome so if you really want to make a difference, become a member of SGA or one of it s many branches.

Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination and harassment have no place on our campus. The intent of harassment is to create a hostile or demeaning environment through inappropriate actions. Harassment can be verbal or physical in nature. Annoyances, threats, demands for favors or constant calling or e-mailing are just some ways individuals can be harassed. If a student feels he or she is being harassed in a general or sexual manner, they should contact the Dean of Students office at (920) 465-2152.

Discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation is not acceptable behavior at UW-Green Bay. Our campus works hard to foster acceptance and understanding of all those who bring the many different forms of diversity to our campus. If you observe or are the target of any form of discrimination, please contact the Dean of Students office at (920) 465-2152 for assistance in resolving the matter.

Students with Disabilities

Students who have concerns about physical accommodations or violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at (920) 465-2380. If you need to arrange for academic accommodations, contact Disabilities Services at (920) 465-2841 to discuss what resources are available to assist in your academic success.