Consumer Information

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is required by law to make available to enrolled and prospective students and their parents certain information about its operations. Such information pertains to:

  1. general institutional operation
  2. financial aid
  3. retention and graduation rates
  4. annual security & fire report, and
  5. athletic program participation rates, financial support, and graduation rates

To meet the requirement, information for the University of Wisconsin-Madison is provided below. Website addresses are specified for all information items, as well as telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of the university officials who can respond to questions or information requests in their specific areas.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison can provide hard copies of any of the information displayed on the listed websites below upon request.

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Academic Programs

Office of the Registrar
Phone:    608.262.3811
Email:     reginfo@em.wisc.edu
Website: guide.wisc.edu The Guide – All courses, all degrees, all majors. Your essential guide to our academic offerings and your Wisconsin Experience.

Accreditation

Office of the Provost
Phone:    608.262.1304
Email:     provost@provost.wisc.edu
Website: http://guide.wisc.edu/undergraduate/ (To view our mark of accreditation)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been continuously accredited since 1913. Every ten years the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conducts a comprehensive review of the university; our next comprehensive review site visit will be March 2019.

Athletics - Student Participation, Financial Support, Completion/Graduation

Wisconsin Athletics
Phone:   608-262-1866
Email:    contactus@uwbadgers.com
Website:  www.uwbadgers.com

For a copy of the report sent to The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA) please visit https://ope.ed.gov/athletics/#/

Office of the Registrar
Phone: 608.262.3811
Email: reginfo@em.wisc.edu
Website: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/graduation-rates

Bias or Hate Reporting

Dean of Students Office
Phone: 263-5700
Email:   dean@studentlife.wisc.edu
Website:  https://doso.students.wisc.edu/bias-or-hate-reporting/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison values a diverse community where all members are able to participate fully in the Wisconsin Experience. Incidents of bias or hate affecting a person or group create a hostile campus climate and negatively impact the quality of the Wisconsin Experience for community members. UW-Madison takes such incidents seriously and will investigate and respond appropriately to reported or observed incidents of bias or hate.

Code of Conduct - Relationships with Educational Loan Lenders

UW System institutions and employees are committed to providing assistance in an objective, fair, clear, and understandable manner. UW institutions and employees have responsibilities to students and their families who use their professional services, as well as a continuing obligation to maintain the public’s confidence.

In order to assure students, their families, and the public that UW institutions and employees continue serving the students’ best interests, the UW System Policy on Institutional and Employee Relationships with Educational Loan Lenders has been developed. This Policy should be viewed as supplemental to, rather than superseding, other applicable state or federal laws and regulations.

Code of Conduct - Students

Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
Phone:  608.263.5700
Email:   dean@studentlife.wisc.edu
Website: https://conduct.students.wisc.edu

Complaint Resolution

Dean of Students Office
Phone:   608.263.5700
Email:    dean@studentlife.wisc.edu
Website: https://doso.students.wisc.edu/

Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
Phone:  608.263.5700
Email:  dean@studentlife.wisc.edu
Website:  https://conduct.students.wisc.edu/

Division of Enrollment Management – Student Complaints
Phone:  608.262.3964
Website:  https://em.wisc.edu/student-complaints/

If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with the University of Wisconsin System Administration – UW System Complaint Form

Confidentiality - FERPA

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FEPRA)

Office of the Registrar
Phone:    608.262.3811
Email:     reginfo@em.wisc.edu
Website: https://registrar.wisc.edu/ferpa/

The federal law that governs the privacy of student educational records, access to those records, and disclosure of information from them.

Confidentiality - University Health Services

Privacy Practices and Consent Forms – University Health Services (UHS)
Phone:  608.262.1676
Website: https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/about-uhs/confidentiality/records/

Constitution Day

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787 and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” Each educational institution which receives Federal funds is required by law to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.

Website: www.wisc.edu/constitution

Copyright Infringement/Peer to Peer File Sharing

Division of Information Technology (DoIT)
Phone:    608.264.4357
Email:     help@doit.wisc.edu
Website: https://kb.wisc.edu/itpolicy/page.php?id=58840

Cost of Attendance

Office of Student Financial Aid
Phone:    608.262.3060
Email:     finaid@finaid.wisc.edu
Website: www.financialaid.wisc.edu/cost-of-attendance

Office of the Registrar – Per Credit Tuition Rates
Phone:    608.262.3811
Email:    reginfo@em.wisc.edu
Website: https://registrar.wisc.edu/tuitionrates/

Data Digest

The primary purpose of the Data Digest is to provide comprehensive quantitative information on the major dimensions of the university including office numbers regarding students, faculty staff, and budgets.

Website: https://apir.wisc.edu/data-digest/

Disability Resources

McBurney Disability Resource Center
Phone:    608.262.2741 (voice)
Phone:    608.225-7956 (text)
Email:     mcburney@studentlife.wisc.edu
Website: mcburney.wisc.edu

Distance Learning

Office of the Provost
Phone:    608.262.1304
Email:     provost@provost.wisc.edu
Website: apir.wisc.edu/institution/distance-education

Drug-related Convictions

Office of Student Financial Aid
Phone:    608.262.3060
Email:     finaid@finaid.wisc.edu
Website: https://financialaid.wisc.edu/eligibility

Federal Student Aid
Website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/criminal-convictions#drug-convictions

Facilities

Office of Facilities Planning & Management
Phone:    608.263.3000
Email:     fpmcomments@fpm.wisc.edu
Website: facilities.fpm.wisc.edu

Campus Map
Website:  http://map.wisc.edu/

Faculty

Office of the Provost
Phone:    608.262.1304
Email:     provost@provost.wisc.edu
Website: guide.wisc.edu/faculty

Financial Assistance Information

Office of Student Financial Aid
Phone:    608-262-3060
Email:     finaid@finaid.wisc.edu

Applying for Financial Aid
https://financialaid.wisc.edu/applying/

Eligibility Requirements
https://financialaid.wisc.edu/eligibility/

Types of Financial Aid
https://financialaid.wisc.edu/types-of-aid/

Understanding Your Offer
https://financialaid.wisc.edu/your-offer/

Free Speech & Protest Policy

Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
Phone:  608.263.5700
Email: dean@studentlife.wisc.edu
Website:  https://conduct.students.wisc.edu/

Under Student Conduct Policies – click Protest Policy for details.

Gainful Employment & Capstone Certificate Programs

Office of Student Financial Aid
Phone:    608.262.3060
Email:     finaid@finaid.wisc.edu

Actuarial Science Certificate
Program Website: https://wsb.wisc.edu/programs-degrees/certificates/actuarial-science-capstone
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Actuarial_Science/52.1304-Gedt.html

Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Program Website: https://geography.wisc.edu/gis/advanced-gis-capstone-certificate-program/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Advanced_GIS/45.0702-Gedt.html

Clinical and Community Outcomes Certificate
Program Website: https://ictr.wisc.edu/certificate-research-programs/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Clinical_Community_Outcomes/51.1401-Gedt.html

Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate
Program Website: https://nursing.wisc.edu/certificates/cns-certificate/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Clinical_Nurse_Specialist/51.3813-Gedt.html

Clinical Nutrition Certificate
Program Website: https://nutrisci.wisc.edu/graduate/online-capstone-certificate-in-clinical-nutrition/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Clinical_Nutrition/51.3199-Gedt.html

Clinical Nutrition Dietetic Internship
Program Website: https://nutrisci.wisc.edu/graduate/online-capstone-certificate-in-clinical-nutrition/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Clinical_Nutrition_Dietetic_Internship/51.3199-Gedt.html

Communication Sciences & Disorders Certificate
Program Website: https://csd.wisc.edu/capstone-certificate/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Communication_Sciences_Disorders/51.0204-Gedt.html

Computer Sciences Certificate
Program Website: https://www.cs.wisc.edu/academics/graduate-programs/pcp
GE Disclosure Website: https://www.cs.wisc.edu/academics/graduate-programs/pcp/pcp-faq#fin-aid

Consumer Health Advocacy Certificate
Program Website: https://www.patientpartnerships.org/education/adult-and-returning-students/
GE Disclosure Website: https://www.patientpartnerships.org/education/faq/

Cytotechnology Certificate
Program Website: http://www.cytotechprogram.wisc.edu/
GE Disclosure Website:  http://cytotechprogram.wisc.edu/Cytotechnology_Certificate_Program/Gedt.html

Data Analytics for Decision Making
Program Website: https://dataanalytics.ischool.wisc.edu/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Data_Analytics/11.0401-Gedt.html

Foundations of Professional Development Certificate
Program Website: https://epd.wisc.edu/online-degree/foundations-of-professional-development-certificate/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Foundations_Professional_Development/14.9999-Gedt.html

Fundamentals of Clinical Research Certificate
Program Website: https://ictr.wisc.edu/certificate-research-programs/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Fundamentals_Clinical_Research/51.1005-Gedt.html

Geographic Information System Fundamentals
Program Website: https://geography.wisc.edu/gis/gis-fundamentals-capstone-certificate-program/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Fundamentals_of_GIS/45.0702-Gedt.html

Global Health Certificate
Program Website: http://ghi.wisc.edu/education/professional-graduate-and-capstone/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Global_Health/51.9999-Gedt.html

Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Certificate
Program Website: http://infantfamilymentalhealth.psychiatry.wisc.edu/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Infant_Early_Childhood_Family_Mental_Health/51.1599-Gedt.html

Post Graduate Psychiatric Nursing
Program Website: https://nursing.wisc.edu/certificates/psych-nursing/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Post_Grad_Psychiatric_Nursing/51.3810-Gedt.html

Power Conversion and Control Certificate
Program Website: https://epd.wisc.edu/online-degree/power-conversion-and-power-controls-certificate/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/Power_Conversion_Control/14.0101-Gedt.html

User Experience Design
Program Website: http://hci.wisc.edu/madux/
GE Disclosure Website: https://advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu/disclosures/User_Experience_Design/11.0401-Gedt.html

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect

Be aware that UW-Madison employees are mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. If you reveal that you (if you are under 18 years old) are, or another minor is currently being abused or neglected or has been threatened with abuse or neglect, we are required to report that information to law enforcement or to County Child Protective Services.

Office for Equity & Diversity
Phone:  608.263.2378
Website:  https://oed.wisc.edu/child-abuse-and-neglect-reporting/

Mission Statement

Relationship & Sexual Violence

Violence Prevention – UHS
Phone: 608.265.5600
Website: https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/violenceprevention/

Survivor Services – UHS
Phone: 608.265.5600
Website: https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/survivor/

Office of Compliance – Title IX
Phone: 608.890.3788
Website: https://compliance.wisc.edu/titleix/

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards

Office of Student Financial Aid
Phone:    608.262.3060
Email:     satisfactory.progress@finaid.wisc.edu
Website: www.financialaid.wisc.edu/eligibility/#SAP

Security & Fire Safety

UW Police Department
Phone: 608.2642677

Clery Act:
Website:  http://uwpd.wisc.edu/crime-data/clery-act/

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
Website:  http://uwpd.wisc.edu/mini_content/annual-security-fire-safety-report/

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to providing equal opportunity and equal access while complying with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and University of Wisconsin System and university non-discrimination policies and procedures, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age.

Office of Compliance
Phone:    606.262.3254
Website:  https://compliance.wisc.edu/eo-complaint/

Student Outcomes

Office of Academic Planning & Institutional Research
Phone:    608.263.5658
Email:     apir@provost.wisc.edu
Website: https://apir.wisc.edu/students/student-outcome-data/

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
Phone:    608.263.5700
Email:     dean@studentlife.wisc.edu
Website: https://conduct.students.wisc.edu/

Study Abroad

International Academic Programs
Phone:    608.265.6329
Email:     peeradvisor@studyabroad.wisc.edu
Website: studyabroad.wisc.edu

Financial Aid for Studying Abroad
https://studyabroad.wisc.edu/funding/financialaid/

Grade Processing
https://studyabroad.wisc.edu/academics/after-study-abroad/

Substance Abuse Prevention

Alcohol & Drug Information on Campus – Division of Student Life
Website: https://alcoholanddruginfo.students.wisc.edu/

University Health Services (UHS)
Phone:  608.265.5600

Alcohol & Other Drug Assessment
Website: https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/mental-health/aoda/

Substance Abuse Prevention
Website: https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/prevention/substance-abuse-prevention/

Textbook Information

Office of the Registrar
Phone:    608.262.3811
Email:     reginfo@em.wisc.edu
Website: https://registrar.wisc.edu/textbook-information-students/

Transfer Credit Policy

Office of Admissions & Recruitment
Phone:    608.262.3961
Email:     onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu
Website: admissions.wisc.edu/enrolled/

UW System Transfer Policy
Website:  https://www.wisconsin.edu/transfer/uw-transfer-policy/

UW System Articulation Agreements
Website:  https://www.wisconsin.edu/transfer/agreements-campus/

Vaccination Information

The University of Wisconsin-Madison does not require that students receive any specific vaccinations before coming to campus; however, students living in UW Housing are required by Wisconsin State Law to inform the university whether or not they’ve been vaccinated against hepatitis B and meningococcal disease via the UHS Immunization and Health History Form.

University Health Services
Phone:    608.265.6500
Website: https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/about-uhs/confidentiality/forms/

Voter Information

Website: www.vote.wisc.edu

Withdrawing

Office of the Registrar
Phone:    608.262.3811
Email:     reginfo@em.wisc.edu
Website: https://registrar.wisc.edu/withdraw/

Office of Student Financial Aid
Phone:    608-262-3060
Email:    finaid@finaid.wisc.edu
Website: https://financialaid.wisc.edu/Leaving-UW