Chapter UWSP 18 Codes
18.07(1) Access to Roofs, Service Tunnels, and Maintenance Facilities Prohibited.
No person may climb into, out of, or onto any university buildings,
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.
18.07(2) Closing Hours.
18.07(2)(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
18.07(2)(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.
18.07(2)(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.
18.07(2)(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.
18.07(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.
18.07(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
18.07(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
18.07(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.
No person may place or erect any facility or structure upon university
lands unless authorized by the chief administrative officer.
18.08(1)(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
18.08(1)(b) The presence
of dogs, cats and other pets is prohibited on all other 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.
18.08(1)(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.
18.08(1)(d) Any pet waste
deposited on university lands shall be removed and properly disposed of
by the individual responsible for the animal.
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.
18.08(1)(f) This section does not apply to police and service animals, when those animals are working.
18.08(2) Athletic Events.
18.08(2)(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.
18.08(2)(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.
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.
18.08(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
18.08(5) Improper Use of University Identification Cards.
18.08(5)(a) No person may
falsify, alter or duplicate, or request the unauthorized falsification,
alteration or duplication, of a university identification card.
18.08(5)(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.
18.08(5)(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.
officials may confiscate false, altered or duplicate university
identification cards, or university identification cards used in
violation of par. (c).
18.08(6) Physical Security Compliance.
18.08(6)(a) No person may
ignore, bypass, circumvent, damage, interfere with, or attempt to
deceive by fraudulent means, any university authorized security measure
or monitoring device, whether temporary or permanent, that is intended
to prevent or limit access to, or enhance the security of, university
lands, events, facilities or portions thereof.
18.08(6)(b) No person may
duplicate, falsify or fraudulently obtain a university key or access
control device, or make any unauthorized attempt to accomplish the same.
18.08(6)(c) No person who
is authorized to possess a university key or access control device may
transfer a university key or access control device to an unauthorized
person, nor may any unauthorized person be in possession of a university
key or access control device.
university key or access control device in the possession of an
unauthorized person may be confiscated by any authorized university
18.08(7)(a) No minor
person may loiter, idle, wander or play, either on foot or in or on any
vehicle of any nature, on university lands between the hours of 11:00
p.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and the hours of midnight
through 5:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, unless accompanied by a
parent, guardian, or other adult person having care and custody of the
subsection shall not apply to minors returning home from functions
authorized by any school or religious organization and carrying proof of
identification on their persons, or to currently enrolled university
18.08(8) Misuse of Parking Services.
18.08(8)(a) No person may
falsify, alter or duplicate or request the unauthorized falsification,
alteration or duplication of any type of university parking permit.
18.08(8)(b) No person may
knowingly display on a vehicle, or knowingly allow another person to
display on a vehicle, a falsified, altered, duplicated, stolen, lost or
found parking permit.
18.08(8)(c) No person may
knowingly provide false information to any university employee or agent
with the intent to obtain a valid university parking permit.
18.08(9) Postings and Signage.
18.08(9)(a) No person may
erect, post or attach any notices, posters, pictures or any item of a
similar nature in or on any building or upon other university lands
except on regularly established bulletin boards, or as authorized by the
provisions of this code or by the chief administrative officer.
18.08(9)(b) No person may
fail to comply with a sign that reasonably conveys prohibited behavior
and that has been approved and posted on university buildings or lands
in compliance with the university’s formal process for posting signs.
This subsection does not apply to traffic related offenses (ch. 346,
18.08(10) Recreational Activities.
18.08(10)(a) No person
may swim, fish, boat, snowmobile, ride horseback or use any type of
all-terrain or off-road vehicle on university lands except in those
areas and at times expressly designated by the chief administrative
officer and denoted by official signs.
18.08(10)(b) No person
may dock, moor, park, or store any boats, boating gear, snowmobiles, or
similar equipment on university lands except under conditions specified
by the chief administrative officer.
18.08(11)(a) No person
may smoke in any residence hall or other university-owned or
university-leased student housing or in any location that is 25 feet or
less from such residence hall or housing.
18.08(11)(b) No person may smoke in any nonresidential university building except in those areas designated for that purpose.
18.08(12) Ticket Scalping.
18.08(12)(a) Every ticket
or other evidence of the right of entry to any amusement, game,
contest, exhibition, event, or performance given by or under the
auspices of the University of Wisconsin System, or an institution of the
University of Wisconsin System, shall be considered a revocable license
to the person to whom the ticket has been issued and shall be
transferable only on the terms and conditions prescribed on the ticket
or other evidence of the right of entry.
18.08(12)(b) No person
may buy or sell a ticket or other evidence of the right of entry for
more than the price printed upon the face of the ticket.
18.09(1) Alcohol Beverages.
18.09(1)(a) The use or
possession of alcohol beverages is prohibited on all university
premises, except in faculty and staff housing and as permitted by the
chief administrative officer, subject to statutory age restrictions. The
chief administrative officer may generally permit the use or possession
of alcohol beverages by promulgating institutional regulations in
consultation with appropriate staff and students, or in specific
instances by written permission.
18.09(1)(b) No person may
procure, sell, dispense or give away alcohol beverages to any person
contrary to the provisions of ch. 125, Stats.
18.09(1)(c) In this
subsection, "alcohol beverages" means fermented malt beverages and
intoxicating liquors containing 0.5% or more of alcohol by volume.
Notwithstanding s. UWS 18.14, institutional regulations developed
pursuant to this subsection shall be reported to the president of the
system for review and approval.
18.09(2) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
18.09(2)(a) No person may
use, or possess with the primary intent to use, drug paraphernalia to
plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound,
convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store,
contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the
human body a controlled substance or controlled substance analog in
violation of ch. 961, Stats.
18.09(2)(b) In this
subsection, the term "drug paraphernalia" has the meaning specified in
s. 961.571(1), Stats.; the term "controlled substance" has the meaning
specified in s. 961.01(4), Stats.; and the term "controlled substance
analog" has the meaning specified in s. 961.01(4m), Stats.
determining whether an object is drug paraphernalia under this
subsection, the factors listed in s. 961.572, Stats., and all other
legally relevant factors, shall be considered.
18.09(3) Possession of Marijuana.
18.09(3)(a) No person may
intentionally use or possess marijuana on university lands, except when
such use or possession is authorized under ch. 961, Stats. or is
permitted under s. 961.34, Stats.
18.09(3)(b) In this subsection, the term "marijuana" has the meaning specified in s. 961.01(14), Stats.