Chapter UWSP 18 Codes
These rules shall regulate conduct on all lands subject to the control
of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
18.02 Definitions For purposes of this chapter:
18.02(1) "Board of regents" or "board" means the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
18.02(2) "Building" means any structure, including stadia, on university lands.
18.02(3) The "chief administrative officer" means the chancellor of an institution or dean of a campus or their designees.
pollutants into storm sewers" means placing pollutants or water
containing pollutants into any storm sewer on or serving university
pollutants to storm water" means placing pollutants onto university
lands so that they are carried by storm water to waters of the state.
18.02(6) "Pollutants" has the meaning described in s. 283.01(13), Stats.
18.02(7) "University lands" means all real property owned by, leased by, or otherwise subject to the control of the board of regents.
18.03 Law enforcement.
18.03(1) The board may
designate police 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
18.03(2) Uniformed police
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. Police officers assigned
to non−uniformed duties shall identify themselves with an appropriate
badge or police identification card when enforcing this chapter.
18.03(3) Parking attendants are authorized to enforce the parking regulations in s. UWS 18.05.
18.04 Traffic rules.
18.04(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.
18.04(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.
18.04(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.
18.04(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.
18.04(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.
18.05 Parking rules.
18.05(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.
18.05(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.
18.05(3)(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.
18.05(3)(b) The chief administrative officer may establish visitor parking lots and set appropriate fees for parking in those lots.
and unassigned parking areas for students, faculty, staff and visitors
may be established by the chief administrative officer.
18.05(4)(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."
18.05(4)(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
18.05(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
18.05(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.
18.06(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.
18.06(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.
18.06(3) Prohibited Dumping; Prohibited Discharges to Storm Water.
18.06(3)(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
18.06(3)(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.