Staff & Faculty Resources


The Dean of Students Office seeks to facilitate the integration of the academic experience of students with all aspects of the university and student life.  We strive to answer questions, address concerns and meet the needs of students to make their experience better both inside and outside the classroom.  We work to:

  • Provide information to students, faculty and staff about policies and procedures
  • Identify the needs or areas of concern that may be affecting students academically, socially or personally
  • Help students resolve issues, complaints or concerns
  • Facilitate positive communication and connections between students, faculty and staff
  • Connect students with appropriate university or community resources to assist students with concerns or issues

Faculty or staff members with questions or concerns about a student-related matter are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office.  We can assist and consult on a variety of issues including:

  • Interpretation of campus policies
  • Student mental/physical health concerns
  • Unexplained absences/missing students
  • Troubled/distressed students
  • Disruptive/threatening behavior
  • Classroom management

The Dean of Students Office provides the following services:

  • Consultation
  • Assistance with the complaints process
  • Student advocacy
  • Mediation
  • Assistant with student absences
  • Assistant for victims


From tips on managing crises and emergencies, to information about student conduct, to online safety and student privacy, the Dean of Students Office provides access to resources for students, faculty and staff, and parents. Below are links to some commonly used resources.

Academic Misconduct

UW-Platteville adheres to UW System Chapter 14 for policies about academic misconduct.  The Dean of Students Office has provided instructors with a document to guide discussions with students and to outline the adjudication process.  The full text of UWS Chapter 14 is located in the Conduct section of the Dean of Students webpage.  Please contact the Dean of Students Office with questions.

Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

UW-Platteville takes the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs seriously.  All students are held responsible for the UW-Platteville alcohol policy.  One should note that the misuse of alcohol and/or drugs can result in adjudication both from the State of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Class Absence

UW-Platteville has general guidelines for student action in the event of a student absence from campus and classes.  The Dean of Students Office cannot excuse a student absence but can work with a student when needed.  Please contact the Dean of Students Office for clarification or with questions.

Family Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA is a federal law that protects privacy.

Helping Students in Distress

This document provides advice and tools for faculty and staff to respond to students in distress.

Pioneer Student Code of Conduct

The Pioneer Student Conduct Code is a document that outlines that policies which govern student life at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

UW-Platteville takes the issue of sexual misconduct very seriously.  All students are held responsible for the UW-Platteville sexual misconduct policy.  One should note that allegations of sexual misconduct can result in adjudication both from the State of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Student Concerns and the Complaint Process: A guide for Faculty and Staff

Procedures for student academic and non-academic concerns or complaints, as well as for concerns or complaints related to other students' behavior are included in this document. The process for logging complaints is outlined here.

Tips for Classroom Management

The Dean of Students Office, along with department chairs, can assist faculty and staff in issues of classroom disruptions or other similar concerns.

University Bias Incident Team

UBIT is a group of campus representatives committed to supporting students, faculty, and staff who have been affected by a bias incident. 

Dean of Students: BRRT

What is BRRT?
  • BRRT stands for Behavioral Review and Recommendation Team.
  • For information about BRRT, visit the BRRT website.
  • Have a concern about a student? 
    Submit a report to BRRT.

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