Safety, Privacy, Emergency and Wellness Resources
Safety and Emergency Information
Current safety and emergency information for all three campuses of UW Oshkosh.
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Student Emergency Grant
Available to students with an unexpected financial crisis that would cause a student to not complete the term, such as unexpected medical expenses, car repair, travel expenses for a family emergency or replacement of items due to loss or damage. Students must have completed the FAFSA and have an expected family contribution of less than $5,000. Please contact the Financial Aid office for more information.
Annual Campus Security Reports
The Fond du Lac campus Annual Security Reports include statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by campus and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
The reports also include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters.
Sexual Misconduct and Dating Violence
The Fond du Lac campus is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning and working environment and does not tolerate sexual violence or other acts of sexual misconduct. As explained in the UW Oshkosh Title IX Policies and Terms, we and will take action to prevent and address these incidents. We prohibit gender-based discrimination or harassment (including sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, dating/relationship violence, and stalking), as outlined in Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972.
Reporting a Concern
We encourage all members of our educational community to seek support for and report all sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and gender-based discrimination. The Reporting Options website describes the different avenues you have to share your concerns, including confidential reporting options.
There are campus and community-based resources to help you respond to or manage sexual misconduct, dating/relationship violence, or gender-based discrimination. Visit the UW Oshkosh Title IX homepage for more detailed information about Title IX, or visit the Title IX Rights page for information on campus contacts, law enforcement, medical and health care, counseling, and related support.
Prevention and Assistance
The Fond du Lac campus is committed to providing the safest campus possible for our students, faculty and staff. Sexual assault, abuse or other sexual misconduct including domestic violence, dating violence and stalking is prohibited and will not be tolerated. Learn more about prevention and assistance training and educational materials provided to all students and employees.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Review more UWO academic policies here.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Assistant Dean for Student Services written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Assistant Dean for Student Services will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the Assistant Dean for Student Services, the Director shall advise the student of the correct officer to whom the request should be directed.
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the University to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing. If the decision is not to amend, the student will have the right to place a statement in the record commenting about the contested information.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, National Student Clearinghouse or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the University may disclose educational records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:Family Policy
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901
- Students should be aware that, under the Act, the University construes the following to be directory information which is available to the public: name, address (including e-mail address), telephone number, date of birth, dates of attendance, part-time/full-time status, degrees and awards received, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and previous educational institution attended. No other information will be released to a third party, except as provided by law, without students’ prior consent. In addition, students have the right to inform the campus that the above information cannot be released without students’ prior consent. If students choose to have directory information restricted, students should file the appropriate request form in the Student Services Office.
- The campus may publish a Dean’s List to honor students with high grade point averages. Students may request that their name be deleted from the public announcement of the Dean’s List.
Student Handbook & Policies
As a Fond du Lac student, you have certain rights and responsibilities regarding your relationship with your fellow students and the University. The rules, regulations and policies outlined in the Student Handbook are intended to foster an environment of mutual respect for you and your fellow students and to enhance the educational environment of your campus.Please see the Policies section on the UW Oshkosh advising and resources website for information about academic policies.
The Fond du Lac campus rarely cancels all classes for severe weather and only when the campus cannot be safely accessed by a majority of our students. Please note that even when classes are cancelled, that does not mean the campus is closed.
Weather-related cancellations will be communicated by:
- An alert through text and campus email through TitanAlert messaging system
- TitanAlert banner on website home page
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You are always encouraged to use your own judgment regarding the safety of the roads. Conditions can vary depending upon your location and commute.