Chapter UWSP 18 Codes
18.10(1) Assaultive Behavior.
18.10(1)(a) No person may intentionally
strike, shove, hit, punch, kick or otherwise subject another person to
physical contact or cause bodily harm without the consent of the person.
18.10(1)(b) This subsection shall not be
applicable if the individuals involved have a relationship, as defined
in s. 968.075(1)(a), Stats., which requires a law enforcement officer to
investigate the matter as a domestic abuse incident.
18.10(2) Containers in Spectator Facilities. No
person may carry or possess any disposable container within the
confines of public areas in spectator facilities. As used in this
subsection "disposable container" means any bottle, can, or other
container designed or used for carrying liquids or solids, but does not
include a personally owned container designed for reuse and originally
sold or purchased exclusively as a refillable container. The provisions
of this section shall not apply to containers used or supplied by
authorized concessionaires who are required to dispense beverages to
consumers in either paper or plastic containers.
18.10(3) Dangerous Weapons.
18.10(3)(a) No person may
carry, possess or use any dangerous weapon on university lands or in
university buildings or facilities, except with the written approval of
the chief administrative officer or for law enforcement purposes.
18.10(3)(b) No person may
display or portray as real any object that resembles a dangerous weapon
on university lands or in university buildings or facilities, except
with the written approval of the chief administrative officer.
18.10(3)(c) Dangerous weapons in violation of this subsection may be confiscated and removed from university lands by police.
18.10(3)(d) In this subsection, the term "dangerous weapon" has the meaning specified in s. 939.22(10), Stats.
18.10(4) Fire Safety.
18.10(4)(a) No person may
light, build or use, or cause another to light, build or use, any
fires, including but not limited to burning candles, burning incense or
gas or charcoal cooking appliances, on university lands or in university
facilities except in such places as are established for these purposes
and designated by the chief administrative officer.
18.10(4)(b) No person may
handle burning material in a highly negligent manner. In this
subsection, burning material is handled in a highly negligent manner if
it is handled under circumstances in which the person should realize
that a substantial and unreasonable risk of serious damage to property
18.10(4)(c) No person may throw away any cigarette, cigar, pipe ash or other burning material without first extinguishing it.
18.10(4)(d) No person may
interfere with, tamper with or remove, without authorization, any smoke
detector, fire extinguisher, fire hose, fire hydrant, fire sprinkler,
or other fire fighting equipment.
18.10(4)(e) No person may intentionally give a false fire alarm, whether by means of a fire alarm system or otherwise.
18.10(4)(f) No person may
deface, remove, tamper with or obstruct from view any sign which has
been posted to provide directions for fire or emergency exits from
18.10(4)(g) No person may
remain in any university facility or on university lands when an
audible or visual fire alarm has been activated or upon being notified
by fire fighting, law enforcement or security personnel to evacuate.
18.10(5) Operation of a Motor Vehicle Off Roadways.
No person shall operate an unauthorized
motor vehicle or motorized device, including but not limited to
motorcycles, mopeds, motor scooters and self-balancing transportation
devices, off designated roadways, paved or unpaved, or on service roads
or pedestrian paths, regardless of the surface, on university lands.
This section does not apply to motorized wheelchairs or other mobility
devices which have the primary design function of assisting the
18.10(6) Possession of Fireworks.
18.10(6)(a) No person may possess or use fireworks on university lands without authorization from the chief administrative officer.
18.10(6)(b) In this subsection, the term "fireworks" has the meaning specified in s. 167.10(1), Stats.
18.10(7) Resisting or Obstructing Police Officers.
18.10(7)(a) No person may
knowingly resist or obstruct a university police officer while that
officer is doing any act in an official capacity and with lawful
18.10(7)(b) In this
subsection, "obstruct" includes without limitation knowingly giving
false information or knowingly placing physical evidence with the intent
to mislead a university police officer in the performance of his or her
18.10(8) Play Vehicles.
No person may use a skateboard, roller skates, in-line skates or any
similar wheeled devices, a toboggan, or a sled anywhere on university
lands, except as designated by the chief administrative officer.
It is the policy of the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point that the University designate specific areas for
the use of skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates and similar
wheeled devices in or on any University property. As guidance for the
interpretation of this policy the following shall be enacted:
(a) Wheeled devices shall not be used in enclosed/fenced areas, buildings or within 20 feet of doors and entryways.
(b) Ramps, stairs, curbs, ledges,
loading docks, parking lots, benches, exterior or interior stairs,
tennis courts, running tracks, other permanent and/or constructed
fixtures may not be used in conjunction with these activities. It is the
responsibility of each person operating these devices to act with due
care and caution with an acknowledgment that pedestrians always have the
right-of-way. None of the areas designated for the use of these devices
is maintained specifically for use of the devices; furthermore, no area
is limited exclusively to the use of these devices. If this policy is
violated it shall be enforced by University Protective Services,
applying fines and forfeitures as allowed under Chapter UWS 18.06,
Wisconsin Administrative Code.
18.10(9) Throwing Hard Objects.
No person may, in a manner likely to cause physical harm or property
damage, throw, drop, kick, hit or otherwise project any hard object,
bottle, can, container, snowball or other item of a similar nature on
university lands or within, or from within, university buildings or
18.11(1) Computer Use.
18.11(1)(a) No person
may, with intent to harass, annoy or offend another person, send a
message to the person on an electronic mail or other computerized
communication system and in that message use any obscene, lewd or
profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act.
18.11(1)(b) No person
may, with intent to harass, annoy or offend another person, send a
message on an electronic mail or other computerized communication system
with the reasonable expectation that the person will receive the
message and in that message use any obscene, lewd or profane language or
suggest any lewd or lascivious act.
18.11(1)(c) No person
may, with intent solely to harass another person, send repeated messages
to the person on an electronic mail or other computerized communication
18.11(1)(d) No person
may, with intent solely to harass another person, send repeated messages
on an electronic mail or other computerized communication system with
the reasonable expectation that the person will receive the messages.
18.11(1)(e) No person
may, with intent to harass or annoy another person, send a message to
the person on an electronic mail or other computerized communication
system while intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent the
disclosure of his or her own identity.
18.11(1)(f) No person
may, while intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent the
disclosure of his or her identity and with intent to harass or annoy
another person, send a message on an electronic mail or other
computerized communication system with the reasonable expectation that
the person will receive the message.
18.11(1)(g) No person may
knowingly permit or direct another person to send a message prohibited
by this subsection from any computer terminal or other device that is
used to send messages on an electronic mail or other computerized
communication system and that is under his or her control.
18.11(2) Disorderly Conduct.
No person may engage in violent, abusive, indecent, profane,
boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct under
circumstances in which the conduct tends to cause or provoke a
disturbance, in university buildings or on university lands.
18.11(3) Improper Use of Telephones.
18.11(3)(a) No person may make or cause the telephone of another repeatedly to ring with intent to harass any person at the called number.
18.11(3)(b) No person may
make repeated telephone calls, whether or not conversation ensues, with
intent to harass any person at the called number.
18.11(3)(c) No person may
intentionally use an emergency telephone in a university building or on
university lands when the person knows or reasonably should know that
no emergency exists.
18.11(3)(d) No person,
with the intent to harass or offend, may telephone another and use any
obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act.
18.11(3)(e) No person,
with the intent to harass any person at the called number, may make a
telephone call, whether or not conversation ensues, without disclosing
his or her identity.
18.11(3)(f) No person may knowingly permit any telephone under his or her control to be used for any purpose prohibited by this subsection.
18.11(4) Picketing, Rallies, Parades, Demonstrations and Other Assemblies.
18.11(4)(a) In order to
preserve the order which is necessary for the enjoyment of freedom by
members of the university community, and in order to prevent activities
which physically obstruct access to university lands or buildings and
prevent the university from carrying on its instructional, research,
public service, or administrative functions, any picketing, rally,
parade, demonstration, other assembly, or congregation of spectators to
such activity may be declared unlawful if its participants:
1. Intentionally gather
or intentionally remain assembled outside any university building in
such numbers, in such proximity to each other or in such fashion as to
physically hinder entrance to, exit from, or normal use of the building.
congregate or assemble within any university building in such fashion as
to obstruct or seriously impair university-sponsored or
university-authorized activities, or in such fashion as to violate any
of the following conditions:
No group may be admitted into the private office of any faculty member
or other university employee unless invited by the authorized occupant
of that office, and then not in excess of the number designated or
invited by that person.
No group may obstruct or seriously impair passage through corridors,
stairways, doorways, building entrances, fire exits, and reception areas
leading to offices.
No group, not authorized to do so by the person in immediate charge of
the room, or by a person designated by the chief administrative officer
to approve requests for the use of rooms for meetings, may enter or
occupy any university building or part thereof.
d. No group may assemble immediately outside rooms at times when they are normally in use for classes, study, or research.
e. No signs supported by standards or sticks shall be permitted in any assembly in a university building. 17
3. Intentionally create a
volume of noise that unreasonably interferes with university-sponsored
or university-authorized activities.
4. Intentionally employ
force or violence, or intentionally constitute an immediate threat of
force or violence, against members of the university community or
18.11(4)(b) For the
purpose of par. (a), "intentionally" means that the participant or
spectator knew or reasonably should have known that his/her conduct by
itself or in conjunction with the conduct of others would have the
18.11(4)(c) The chief
administrative officer may designate a university official or officials
who shall have primary authority to implement par. (a). He/she may
prescribe limitations for any picketing, rally, parade, demonstration or
other assembly in order that it will meet the requirements of par. (a).
When informed of any picketing, rally, parade, demonstration, or other
assembly which may not comply with par. (a), the chief administrative
officer or the designee may proceed immediately to the site and
determine if there is compliance with par. (a). If he/she finds a
violation of par. (a), he/she may declare the assembly unlawful or
he/she may prescribe those limitations on numbers, location or spacing
of participants in the demonstration which are reasonably necessary to
ensure compliance with par. (a). If he/she prescribes limitations, and
if his/her limitations are not observed by the assembly, he/she may then
declare the assembly unlawful. Any declaration of illegality or
prescription of limitations shall be effective and binding upon the
participants in the assembly unless and until modified or reversed.
participant or spectator within the group constituting an unlawful
assembly who intentionally fails or refuses to withdraw from the
assembly after it has been declared unlawful under this section shall be
subject to immediate arrest and liable to the penalties of s. UWS
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point values the free and open exchange
of ideas. Members of the community wishing to engage in free speech
activities are encouraged to use areas away from instructional spaces so
as not to interfere with the rights of others, and to abide by the
policies and procedures of the University and the State of Wisconsin as
spelled out in state code UWS Chapters 17 & 18.
18.11(5) Sound-Amplifying Equipment
18.11(5)(a) In order to
permit the use of sound-amplifying equipment on university lands, if
needed for the dissemination of ideas to large audiences, but to prevent
its use from interfering with university functions which inherently
require quiet, the following provisions shall apply:
1. No person may use
sound-amplifying equipment on any lands without the permission of the
chief administrative officer, except as provided in par. (b).
2. In granting or denying permission, the following principles shall govern:
Except in extraordinary circumstances, permission may be granted to use
the equipment only during the following hours, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. and
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day, and only when the equipment is more
than 50 feet from and directed away from any classroom building,
residence hall, library or building being used as a study hall.
b. An applicant for
permission shall have the burden of establishing the need for
amplification to communicate with the anticipated audience. In
particular, the applicant must show that the audience can reasonably be
anticipated to include at least 250 people.
c. An applicant for
permission shall have the burden of establishing that the volume and
direction of the sound from the equipment will minimize interference
with other activities.
3. Any request for the
permission required by this section must be submitted in writing to the
chief administrative officer at least 24 hours prior to the intended use
of the sound-amplifying equipment and must be signed by a student or
employee of the institution where the equipment is to be used. The
request shall contain:
a. The proposed hours, date and location where the equipment is to be used.
b. The size of the anticipated audience and the reasons why the equipment is needed.
c. A description of the proposed equipment which includes the manufacturer, model number, and wattage.
d. The names of the owner of the equipment and of any person or persons, in addition to the person
signing the application, who will be
responsible for seeing that the equipment is operated in compliance with
the terms of the permit and the provisions of this rule. The chief
administrative officer may require the presence of additional persons if
said officer believes this is necessary to ensure compliance.
issued by the chief administrative officer shall not be required for the
use of university sound-amplifying equipment used with the permission
of the university employee having control of the equipment for
authorized university classes, research, or meetings in university
buildings, or for university sponsored academic, recreational or
athletic activities, or for crowd control by authorized university
18.11(5)(c) For the
purpose of this section, "sound-amplifying equipment" means any device
or machine which is capable of amplifying sound and capable of
delivering an electrical input of one or more watts to the loudspeaker.
18.11(6) Persons Prohibited from Entering University Buildings.
buildings and the university-authorized activities that occur therein
are primarily dedicated to the support of the university mission of
teaching, research and service. No person may be present in any
university building if his or her presence and/or behavior interferes
with this purpose or with the university’s administrative operations, is
in violation of a university policy, rule, regulation or any other
provision of this chapter, or is without the consent of an authorized
university official or faculty member.
present in any class, lecture, laboratory, orientation, examination, or
other instructional session shall be enrolled and in good standing or
shall have the consent of an authorized university official or faculty
member to be considered legally present.