Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Gordon Dining and Event Center – Sonata Room
770 W. Dayton Street, Madison, Wisconsin
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System will hold a public hearing on amendments to Chapters UWS 17, Wis. Admin. Code, to address (1) student discipline related to violent or other disorderly misconduct that materially and substantially disrupts the free expression of others; (2) when a formal investigation and disciplinary hearing is required; and (3) mandatory sanctions for students found responsible for misconduct that materially and substantially disrupts the free expression of others.
Appearances at the Hearing and Submittal of Written Comments
UW System personnel or a member of the Board of Regents will preside over the public hearing on behalf of the Board of Regents to provide interested persons with the opportunity to make an oral presentation on the proposed amendments to the rule. Each individual who registers to speak will be given up to five minutes to give an oral presentation. Persons making oral presentations are requested to also submit their comments in writing.
The Board of Regents will accept written comments until March 12, 2020. Comments may be submitted: (1) on the web at; (2) by email to; (3) at the public hearing; or (4) by mail to Office of the Board of Regents, 1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.
To request a paper copy of the rule order, which contains the rule language and the plain language rule analysis, contact the Office of the Board of Regents at the address above or by email at or phone at (608) 262-2324. The rule order is also available for review at This site includes additional documents associated with this proposed permanent rule promulgation.
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The proposed rules will not have an effect on small businesses, as defined under s. 227.114(1), Stats.
Persons with special needs or circumstances regarding communication or accessibility at the hearing should call Jess Lathrop, Executive Director, Office of the Board of Regents, at (608) 262-2324 prior to the hearing date. Accommodations such as ASL interpreters, English translators, or materials in audio format will be made available on request to the fullest extent possible.
Links to Admin. Code and Statutes in this Register are to current versions, which may not be the version that was referred to in the original published document.