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UWL's Office of Affirmative Action is now Equity & Affirmative Action! This change is intended to better reflect the scope of services and expertise we offer the campus community, and our role in advancing UWL's strategic goals.

UWL Sexual Misconduct Info Page: For the most current information on UWL's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based discrimination, please go to www.uwlax.edu/sexual-misconduct.

The UWL Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Retaliation can be viewed here: DiscriminationPolicy.pdf

For additional information on the following policy issues, please click to the pages below:

  • Discrimination
        Faculty & Academic Staff
        University Staff

  • Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
        What is it and What to do?
        Where to go for help
        Legal Definitions for Sexual Assault in the State of Wisconsin
        UW-La Crosse Procedures for Reporting Sexual Assault
        Procedures for Sexual Assault Victims
        UW Regents Sexual Harassment Policy Statement
        UW-La Crosse Sexual Harassment Policy Statement
  • Individuals with Disabilities
        UW System Policy on Students With Disabilities
        UW-La Crosse Affirmative Action Plan for Disabled
        UW System Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Additional UW-La Crosse Policy Resources

Many UW-La Crosse Policies can be found in the following locations:

For University of Wisconsin System Policies, Procedures, and Legal Resources, please see the following link:

The list below contains many other frequently-referenced UWL policies. If you do not find what you are looking for, you may send an inquiry to aad@uwlax.edu.

Academic Policies

  • Audit Policy
  • Credit Load
  • Drop/Add
  • Drops by Instructor
  • Excess Credit Policy
  • Incompletes
  • Military Call-Up
  • Overrides
  • Repeating Courses
  • Withdrawal from UWL

AIDS Policy Statement

Administrative Appointments

Criminal Background Check

Domestic Partnership Benefits

Drug-Free Workplace

Emergency Response Plan

Emeritus Policy for Academic Staff and Faculty

Faculty Senate Policies

Financial Aid

Graduate Faculty Membership (DOC)

ITS and Technology-Related Policies

Murphy Library Policies

Scheduling Outdoor Activities and Events

Security Report and Policy Statement - Office of Student Life, including:

  • Visitation and Overnight Guest Policy in Residence Halls
  • Alcohol Policy - Residence Hall

Spousal Partner Hiring - Approved by Chancellor Gow 1/10/08

Student Organizations

Student Life Policies

Visiting Scholar/Artist of Color Proposal Guidelines

Workplace Violence Policy - Sept 1996