UWS 18.04   Traffic rules.
UWS 18.05   Parking rules.
UWS 18.06   Protection of resources.
UWS 18.07   Use of campus facilities.
UWS 18.08   Personal conduct prohibitions.
UWS 18.09   Alcohol and drug prohibitions.
UWS 18.10   Offenses against public safety.
UWS 18.11   Offenses against public peace and order.
UWS 18.12   Property offenses.
UWS 18.13   Penalties.
UWS 18.14   Institutional regulations.
UWS 18.15   Additional statutory penalty provisions regulating conduct on university lands.
UWS 18.01 UWS 18.01 Jurisdiction. These rules shall regulate conduct on all lands subject to the control of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
UWS 18.01 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1976, No. 243, eff. 4-1-76.
UWS 18.02 UWS 18.02 Definitions. For purposes of this chapter:
UWS 18.02(1) (1) "Board of regents" or "board" means the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
UWS 18.02(2) (2) "Building" means any structure, including stadia, on university lands.
UWS 18.02(3) (3) The "chief administrative officer" means the chancellor of an institution or dean of a campus or their designees.
UWS 18.02(4) (4) "Discharge pollutants into storm sewers" means placing pollutants or water containing pollutants into any storm sewer on or serving university lands. 
UWS 18.02(5) (5) "Discharge pollutants to storm water" means placing pollutants onto university lands so that they are carried by storm water to waters of the state.
UWS 18.02(6) (6) "Pollutants" has the meaning described in s. 283.01 (13), Stats.
UWS 18.02(7) (7) "University lands" means all real property owned by, leased by, or otherwise subject to the control of the board of regents.
UWS 18.02 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1976, No. 243, eff. 4-1-76; cr. (5) to (7), Register, September, 1996, No. 489, eff. 10-1-96; correction in (7) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, April, 2001, No. 544; CR 08-099: renum. (1) to (7) to be (3), (7), (1), (2), (4), (5) and (6) and am. (7) Register August 2009 No. 644, eff. 9-1-09.
UWS 18.03 UWS 18.03 Law enforcement.
UWS 18.03(1)(1) The board may designate peace officers who are authorized to enforce these rules and regulations and to police all lands under the control of the board. These officers shall have all the powers provided in s. 36.11 (2), Stats., except where such powers are specifically limited or modified by the board. These officers may accept concurrent appointments as deputy sheriffs.
UWS 18.03(2) (2) Uniformed peace officers shall be identified by an appropriate shield or badge bearing the word "Police" and a number or name plate, which shall be conspicuously worn when enforcing this chapter. Peace officers assigned to non-uniformed duties shall identify themselves with an appropriate badge or police identification card when enforcing this chapter.
UWS 18.03(3) (3) Parking attendants are authorized to enforce the parking regulations in s. UWS 18.05.
UWS 18.03 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1976, No. 243, eff. 4-1-76; am. (2), Register, November, 1991, No. 431, eff. 12-1-91; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1991, No. 431.
UWS 18.04 UWS 18.04 Traffic rules.
UWS 18.04(1)(1) No person may operate any motor vehicle (self-propelled vehicle) on any roadway under the control of the board without a valid and current operator's license issued under ch. 343, Stats., except a person exempt under the provisions of s. 343.05, Stats.
UWS 18.04(2) (2) No person may operate any motor vehicle on any roadway under the control of the regents unless the same has been properly registered as provided by ch. 341, Stats., unless exempt under the provisions of s. 341.05, Stats.
UWS 18.04(3) (3) All provisions of ch. 346, Stats., entitled "Rules of the Road," which are applicable to highways as defined in s. 340.01 (22), Stats., and which are not in conflict with any specific provisions of these regulations, are hereby adopted for the regulation of all vehicular traffic, including bicycles, on all roadways, including those off-street areas designated as parking facilities, under the control of the board and are intended to apply with the same force and effect. All traffic shall obey the posted signs approved by the chief administrative officer regulating such traffic.
UWS 18.04(4) (4) All provisions of ch. 347, Stats., entitled "Equipment of Vehicles" which are applicable to highways as defined in s. 340.01 (22), Stats., are hereby adopted for the regulation of all vehicular traffic on the roadways under the control of the board and are intended to apply with the same force and effect, except those provisions of ch. 347, Stats., which conflict with specific provisions of these regulations.
UWS 18.04(5) (5) The chief administrative officer may require the registration of all student, faculty, or staff motor vehicles or bicycles on university lands under said officer's jurisdiction and may limit or prohibit their use in designated areas during designated hours. Any person who violates institutional regulations promulgated under this subsection may be fined up to $25.
UWS 18.04 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1976, No. 243, eff. 4-1-76; corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1991, No. 431; CR 08-099: am. (5) Register August 2009 No. 644, eff. 9-1-09.
UWS 18.05 UWS 18.05 Parking rules.
UWS 18.05(1)(1) Parking is prohibited at all times on roads, drives and fire lanes traversing university lands, except that the chief administrative officer is authorized to establish parking areas, parking limits, and methods of parking on the lands under said officer's jurisdiction, and may designate parking areas for specific groups at specific times, providing such areas are properly posted as parking areas. Parking in university parking facilities may be restricted or prohibited as required for reasons of maintenance and snow removal.
UWS 18.05(2) (2) Except as provided in sub. (3), parking in university parking areas shall be prohibited during posted times to persons other than those specifically assigned to those areas. Motor vehicles so assigned to any parking areas shall be identified by a valid parking permit affixed to the vehicle in a manner prescribed by the chief administrative officer.
UWS 18.05(3)(a)(a) In order to provide parking in university parking facilities for patrons of public university events, motor vehicles may be permitted to park in facilities designated for this purpose by the chief administrative officer. Public events parking shall be for a limited time only, not exceeding 12 hours continuously, and appropriate fees may be established. Otherwise valid permits are voidable during this period.
UWS 18.05(3)(b) (b) The chief administrative officer may establish visitor parking lots and set appropriate fees for parking in those lots.
UWS 18.05(3)(c) (c) Unrestricted and unassigned parking areas for students, faculty, staff and visitors may be established by the chief administrative officer.
UWS 18.05(4)(a)(a) Parking shall be prohibited at all times in areas which must be kept clear for the passage of fire apparatus. These areas shall be designated by standard signs reading "Fire Zone, No Parking at Any Time, Day or Night" or "Fire Lane, No Parking at Any Time, Day or Night."
UWS 18.05(4)(b) (b) Parking is prohibited at all times in areas which must be kept clear for vehicles to load and unload. These areas shall be designated by appropriate signs.
UWS 18.05(5) (5) Motor vehicles parked in a restricted parking area without a valid permit or motor vehicles parked in a fire zone, fire lane, loading zone, or no parking zone, and unlicensed or partially dismantled motor vehicles may, at the owner's expense, be towed from the restricted parking areas and stored. Towed vehicles, if not claimed after notice to the owner, shall be considered abandoned and shall be disposed of as provided in s. 20.909 (1), Stats.
UWS 18.05(6) (6) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section may be fined up to $200. Each institution shall establish a schedule of fines, which may include penalties for late payment.
UWS 18.05 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1976, No. 243, eff. 4-1-76; am. (6), Register, November, 1991, No. 431, eff. 12-1-91; correction in (5) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1991, No. 431.
UWS 18.06 UWS 18.06 Protection of resources.
UWS 18.06(1) (1) Prohibited acts; land. No person may remove any shrubs, vegetation, wood, timber, rocks, stone, earth, signs, fences, or other materials from university lands, unless authorized by the chief administrative officer.
UWS 18.06(2) (2)Prohibited acts; wildlife. No person may remove, destroy, or molest any bird, animal or fish life within the boundaries of university lands except as authorized by the chief administrative officer or except when this provision conflicts with a special order of the department of natural resources.
UWS 18.06(3) (3)Prohibited dumping; prohibited discharges to storm water.
UWS 18.06(3)(a)(a) No person may dump or deposit any garbage, waste, hazardous material, rubbish, brush, earth or other debris or fill into any university dumpster or garbage receptacle or on any university lands unless authorized by the chief administrative officer.
UWS 18.06(3)(b) (b) No person may discharge pollutants to storm water or storm sewers on or serving university lands, except where authorized by the chief administrative officer and in conformance with state law.
UWS 18.06 Note Note: Nothing in these rules precludes campus law enforcement officers from pursuing informal educational resolutions in lieu of prosecuting a citation in appropriate circumstances.
UWS 18.06 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1976, No. 243, eff. 4-1-76; am. (13), cr. (16m), Register, December, 1986, No. 372, eff. 1-1-87; reprinted to restore dropped copy in (13), Register, February, 1987, No. 374; am. (5), (10), (22) (b) and (d), (27) and (28), cr. (10) (b) and (d), (12) (d) and (29) to (41), Register, November, 1991, No. 431, eff. 12-1-91; correction in (7) (c) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1991, No. 431; am. (1), Register, September, 1996, No. 489, eff. 10-1-96; corrections in (36) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, September, 1996, No. 489; am. (14), (38) and (41), r. and recr. (11), (34) and (35) and cr. (33) (d) to (f) and (42) to (50), Register, August, 1998, No. 512, eff. 9-1-98; correction in (36) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, April, 2001, No. 544; CR 08-099: am. (title), renum. (1) to (3) to be (3), (1) and (2) and am., renum. (4) to (11) and (13) to (50) to be UWS 18.07, 18.08, 18.09, 18.10, 18.11 and 18.12, r. (12) Register August 2009 No. 644, eff. 9-1-09.
UWS 18.07 UWS 18.07 Use of campus facilities.
UWS 18.07(1) (1) Access to roofs, service tunnels, and maintenance facilities prohibited. No person may climb into, out of, or onto any university building, service tunnels or maintenance facilities, or walk or climb upon any university building or roof, except when emergency access to a fire escape is necessary, for required maintenance, or when authorized by the chief administrative officer.
UWS 18.07(2) (2)Closing hours.
UWS 18.07(2)(a)(a) Except as specifically provided in this code, the chief administrative officer may establish closing hours and closed periods for university lands, buildings, or portions thereof. These closing hours and closed periods shall be posted in at least one conspicuous place adjacent to or at the periphery of the area to be closed or, in the case of buildings, on the building.
UWS 18.07(2)(b) (b) No person, unless authorized to be present during closed periods, may enter or remain within the designated university lands, buildings, or portions thereof during a closed period established under this section.
UWS 18.07(2)(c) (c) For the purpose of par. (b), "person authorized to be present"means a person authorized to be present by an order issued pursuant to par. (a) or s. 36.35 (2), Stats.
UWS 18.07(2)(d) (d) No person, except those authorized to be present after the posted closing hour, may enter or remain in any university arboretum or picnic area unless traversing those areas or on park roads at the times the roads are open to the public.
UWS 18.07(3) (3)Limited entrance. The chief administrative officer may, by posting appropriate signs, limit or prohibit entrance to university lands, or portions thereof, in order to maintain or preserve an instruction or research area.
UWS 18.07(4) (4)Picnicking and camping. No person may picnic or camp on university lands, except in those areas specifically designated as picnic or camping grounds, or as authorized by the chief administrative officer. No person may violate any rules and regulations for picnicking or camping established and posted by the chief administrative officer. For purposes of this subsection, camping shall include the pitching of tents or the overnight use of sleeping bags, blankets, makeshift shelters, motor homes, campers or camp trailers.
UWS 18.07(5) (5)Prohibitions on blocking entrances. No person may intentionally physically block or restrict entrance to or exit from any university building or portion thereof with intent to deny to others their right of ingress to, egress from, or use of the building.
UWS 18.07(6) (6)Restricted use of student centers or unions. No person, except members of the student center or union, university faculty and staff, invited guests, and university-sponsored conference groups, may use student center or union buildings and grounds except on occasions when, and in those areas where, the buildings or grounds are open to the general public.
UWS 18.07(7) (7)Structures. No person may place or erect any facility or structure upon university lands unless authorized by the chief administrative officer.
UWS 18.07 History History: CR 08-099: (1) to (7) renum. from UWS 18.06 (9), (7), (6), (14), (24), (20), (15) and am. (1), (2), (3), (6), cr. (title) Register August 2009 No. 644, eff. 9-1-09; correction to (title) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., Stats., Register August 2009 No. 644.
UWS 18.08 UWS 18.08 Personal conduct prohibitions.
UWS 18.08(1) (1) Animals.
UWS 18.08(1)(a)(a) The presence of dogs, cats, and other pets is prohibited in all university buildings and in arboretums at all times except as authorized by the chief administrative officer. The chief administrative officer may also prohibit the presence of dogs, cats, and other pets on other designated university lands.
UWS 18.08(1)(b) (b) The presence of dogs, cats and other pets is prohibited on all university lands not described in par. (a) unless the animal is on a leash which is physically controlled by the individual responsible for the animal, except as authorized by the chief administrative officer.
UWS 18.08(1)(c) (c) The chief administrative officer may not grant the exceptions allowed under par. (a) and (b) in any outdoor area where food is being served or where animals are otherwise prohibited by signage.
UWS 18.08(1)(d) (d) Any pet waste deposited on university lands shall be removed and properly disposed of by the individual responsible for the animal.
UWS 18.08(1)(e) (e) Any individual found in violation of this subsection may have the animal for which they are responsible impounded and be subject to the penalty provisions in s. UWS 18.13.
UWS 18.08(1)(f) (f) This section does not apply to police and service animals when those animals are working.
UWS 18.08(2) (2)Athletic events.
UWS 18.08(2)(a)(a) No person may enter onto the playing surface of an officially sanctioned athletic event while the event is in progress without prior authorization from the chief administrative officer. An event is in progress from the time when teams, officials, trainers, support staff, or bands first reach the playing surface until the time when they have left.
UWS 18.08(2)(b) (b) As used in this subsection, "playing surface" means that area on which the event is contested, together with the contiguous area used by teams, officials, trainers, and support staff.
UWS 18.08(3) (3)Bicycles. No person may park or store a bicycle in buildings, on sidewalks or driveways, or in motor vehicle parking spaces, except in areas designated for that purpose or in bicycle racks, or as authorized by university housing policies. Bicycles shall be parked so as not to obstruct free passage of vehicles and pedestrians. Bicycle riding is prohibited on university lands when and where the intent is to perform tricks or stunts and those tricks or stunts may result in injury to any person or cause damage to property.
UWS 18.08(4) (4)Deposit of human waste products. No person may deposit human waste products upon, nor urinate or defecate upon, any university lands or facilities other than into a toilet or other device designed and intended to be used to ultimately deposit such human waste products into a septic or sanitary sewer system.
UWS 18.08(5) (5)Improper use of university identification cards.
UWS 18.08(5)(a)(a) No person may falsify, alter or duplicate, or request the unauthorized falsification, alteration or duplication, of a university identification card.
UWS 18.08(5)(b) (b) No person may knowingly present a false, altered or duplicate university identification card with the intent that such card be relied upon by university employees, university agents, or state or local officials in connection with obtaining services, privileges or goods.
UWS 18.08(5)(c) (c) No person may knowingly use or permit another person to use a university identification card for the purpose of making a false statement with respect to the identity of the user, and with the intent that such statement be relied upon by university employees or agents in connection with obtaining university services, privileges or goods.
UWS 18.08(5)(d) (d) University officials may confiscate false, altered or duplicate university identification cards, or university identification cards used in violation of par. (c).
UWS 18.08(6) (6)Physical security compliance.
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