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Student Policies & Procedures

Alcohol & Drugs

Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy Statement

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 law, disciplinary action will be taken. 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 or activity.

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 University Police.

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.

Discrimination and Harassment Policy

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 Student Accessibility Services at (920) 465-2841 to discuss what resources are available to assist in your academic success.

Faculty & Staff Complaint Procedures

For more information on complaint proceedures please visit the following:


Computer Usage

Please see the Student Acceptable Use Policy for Technology

In today’s highly technologically reliant world, we all face increasing threats to the security of our information.  IT security is a responsibility of each member of the UW – Green Bay Community and therefore we are required to safeguard the information assets entrusted to us.

UWSA Policy 1032 Information Security: Awareness requires all students be notified annually of the UW System Board of Regents policy document 25-3 Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources.  Students are encouraged to read the full policy located at: Please note that by simply using the IT systems and resources, provided to you as students, you are acknowledging acceptance of the policy.

Furthermore, the policy also requires that we provide students with access to information security awareness training. You are encouraged to review the Internet Safety and Cyber Security Awareness for College Students website ( provided by Cyber Degrees.   
If you have any questions or concerns about IT security please contact the IT Security Officer, Travis Albrecht,

Email Policy

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 Information Security Policies.

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.

Emergency Contact

Each semester, when you login to SIS, a Personal Information Review page will show automatically. This screen is temporary and will go away once you have filled out your emergency contact information. Please make sure we have the correct information by updating or reviewing: emergency contact, phone numbers, addresses and parent/guardian email addresses. This information may save crucial time if it ever becomes necessary to contact family members, or other loved ones. You can add, edit or delete your emergency contact information at any point by logging into SIS and clicking the Emergency Contact tab under the Personal Information Section.