This document details essential resources and information for all UW-Superior students.
- Support and Resources for Students
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Academic Policies
- Title IX and Non-Discrimination Policies
- FERPA & Your Privacy Rights
- Need Help?
Student Support & Resources
Click through the links below to access the many offices and centers available to you. You can find more information about each of these on the UW-Superior website.
- Educational Success Center
- Developmental Education & Instruction. Resources include:
- Collegiate Study Skills course
- MATH 090: Fundamentals of Mathematics
- Tutoring Practicum
- Disability Support Services
- Testing Services, Education Coaching / Success Planning
- Career Services
- Food Pantry
- Student Health and Counseling Services
- Technology Helpdesk
- Veterans and Nontraditional Student Center
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion is integral to the educational mission of the University of Wisconsin-Superior. As a community we commit to recognize, include and value inherent worth and dignity of each person; foster tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, mutual respect, and justice among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach their own potential. The institution recognizes these experiences are crucial for developing the requisite skills to thrive as a member of a pluralistic society and as a responsible global citizen.
In pursuit of its goal of inclusive excellence, the University actively seeks to attract students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, including but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic background, cognitive ability, physical ability, religion and spirituality, value system, national origin, immigration or refugee status, veteran status, and political beliefs. The University believes that diversity among its members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior views, evaluates, and treats all person in any University related activity or circumstance in which they may be involved, solely as individuals. For more information about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, or to report bias, discrimination or harassment, visit our Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion webpage.
For information related to all Academic Policies and commonly asked questions about academic standing, grades, adding and dropping classes, attendance, re-taking classes, withdrawal, transferring credits, and other common concerns, visit:
To seek out your Academic Advisor, visit the Center for Academic Advising.
Academic misconduct is a vital issue concerning all members of the University community. Those who engage in academic misconduct, and those who ignore it when they become aware of it, threaten the integrity of the University and of the educational process. UW System Administrative Code Chapter 14 provides information to students and faculty/instructional staff on what academic misconduct is and how the UW System responds when there is an allegation of academic misconduct.
Academic integrity is the pursuit of learning in an open, honest and responsible way. The UW System Board of Regents, administrators, faculty, academic staff and students of the University of Wisconsin System believe that academic honesty and integrity are fundamental to the mission of higher education and of the University of Wisconsin System. The University has a responsibility to promote academic honesty and integrity and to develop procedures to deal effectively with instances of academic dishonesty. Students are responsible for the honest completion and representation of their work, for the appropriate citation of sources, and for respect of others’ academic endeavors. Students who violate these standards must be confronted and must accept the consequences of their actions. (Information from the UWS 14.01 Statement of Principles.)
What is academic misconduct?
The UWS 14.03 Academic Misconduct Subject To Disciplinary Action states that academic misconduct is an act in which a student:
- Seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation
- Uses unauthorized materials or fabricated data in any academic exercise
- Forges or falsifies academic documents or records
- Intentionally impedes or damages the academic work of others
- Engages in conduct aimed at making false representation of a student’s academic performance
- Assists other students in any of these acts
Examples of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to:
- Cheating on an examination, collaborating with others in work to be presented, contrary to the stated rules of the course
- Submitting a paper or assignment as one’s own work when a part or all of the paper or assignment is the work of another
- Submitting a paper or assignment that contains ideas or research of others without appropriately identifying the sources of those ideas
- Stealing examinations or course materials
- Submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course, work previously presented in another course
- Tampering with the laboratory experiment or computer program of another student
- Knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above, including assistance in an arrangement whereby any work, classroom performance, examination or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other than the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed.
Disciplinary actions can be taken if an instructor determines that your behavior in a course—including related activities—may demonstrate misconduct. Instructors may:
- Require students who engage in academic misconduct to resubmit an assignment
- Assign a failing grade to the assignment
- Fail you in the course
Specific policies guide their actions. These policies are listed on our Academic Misconduct Disciplinary Process page.
Title IX and Non-Discrimination Policies
The University of Wisconsin-Superior does not discriminate based on sex/gender, gender identity, race, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, military status, or national origin in the execution of its educational programs, activities, employment, daily operations or admission practices.
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, UW-Superior is committed to maintaining an environment for its students and university employees that is free from unlawful sex (gender) discrimination (including but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender-based stalking, domestic/dating violence, etc.) in all aspects of the educational experience. If you or someone you know has experienced a violation such as these, you are encouraged to report it to the Title IX Coordinator by emailing TitleIXCoordinator@uwsuper.edu.
For more information about Title IX (sex/gender nondiscrimination) or to report a violation, visit our Title IX website. Please report any non-gender-based discrimination complaints on our Undergraduate and Graduate Student Complaint Process webpage.
FERPA & Your Privacy Rights
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of educational records and is enforced by the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education (FPCO). The act states:
- Students must be permitted to inspect their own education records.
- School officials may not disclose personally identifiable information about a student without written permission from the student.
Students and Educational Records
Students are defined as those individuals who are enrolled and fully admitted. Persons who applied for admission, but were not admitted, or have not enrolled after the 10th day of a term, have no rights under FERPA.
An Educational Record is defined as those records in any media form directly related to a student and maintained by UWS, or by a party acting for UWS. These records may contain a student’s name, SSN, SID, address, or other piece of information that could be considered personally identifiable.
UWS considers the following Directory Information, and may provide this information to parties who request it:
- Full Name
- Address (campus and home)
- Phone Number(s)
- Academic Honors
- Class Level (Fr., So., Jr., Sr.)
- Email Address
- Major or Program
- Athletic Achievements
- Weight & Height of Student Athletes
- Dates of Attendance (withdrawal date/dates, terms enrolled)
- Degrees / Certificate Awarded and Date Conferred
- Previous Colleges Attended
- Full or Part Time Status
- Home Town
If you would like to restrict what Directory Information is shared with others, you may submit a Restrict Directory Information form to the Registrar’s Office (OM 139) to prevent your directory information from being released.
Please contact your UW-Superior advisor for more information.