Student Life Policies

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Personal Conduct: Alcohol & Drugs · Student Life Grievance · Harassment · Sexual Conduct · Title IX/Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures

Student Conduct System

Your Responsibilities

Advertising on Campus

Bulletin boards, voice mail, and e-mail messages are quick and direct means of communicating information, announcements, and official notices. Approved posters, fliers, and special notices may be displayed on the bulletin boards in the main hallway. All notices, concerning either on-campus or off-campus events, must be presented to the Director of Campus Life for approval. For outside events or campus-wide information, see the Public Affairs Office.

Sales on Campus

All fund-raising must be cleared through the Office of Campus Life. Fund-raising request forms are available from the Campus Life Office. No one is permitted to sell any product or solicit in the residence halls or on campus without the Director of Residential Life's permission.

Public Safety

Rooms are equipped with key-locked doors, and students are encouraged to lock their rooms before going to sleep at night as well as when leaving for class, chapel, the student union, etc. There are two doors to each residence floor in the B and G buildings. The south hall doors are alarmed and are for emergency exit only. The other hall door is for regular entrance and exit. This door can only be opened by a student key and must at all other times remain closed and locked because of fire and safety regulations. Locked residence halls, locked residence floors, and locked resident rooms are meant to keep unauthorized persons out of Wisconsin Lutheran residence facilities and to better ensure the safety of the students. Do not prop doors open that are an essential part of the security system.

Strangers on the Wisconsin Lutheran campus who are not accompanied by a student, faculty, or staff member should be brought to the attention of a resident assistant or resident counselor. These visitors may have legitimate reason to be on campus and perhaps are only in need of some assistance. If someone does not have good reason to be on campus, he/she will be asked to leave. Visitors should not remain on residence hall floors after midnight unless they have permission from resident staff.

Fire and Storm

Fire extinguishers and alarms are installed strategically throughout the campus. Pulling a fire alarm sets off a series of bells within the building. A call must be placed separately to notify the fire department. Fire doors must remain closed and unlocked; door jams are not permitted. Students should acquaint themselves with the location of fire alarms and extinguishers.

Do not tamper with smoke alarms, fire alarms and extinguishers, or safety and security devices. Restitution will be required if a student is caught tampering with these devices.

Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs

Alcoholic beverages and illegal or intoxicating drugs or narcotics are not permitted on campus, in the residence halls, or at college-sponsored student events. Possession or knowledge of the presence of these substances is considered grounds for suspension or expulsion. Immoderate and intoxicating use of alcohol off-campus is reason for counseling and may become grounds for disciplinary action or expulsion. By Wisconsin law it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drink alcohol. Therefore, under-age students returning to campus with alcohol on their breath or other signs of alcohol in their system will be considered in violation of civil law, and their status will become a matter for the Student Conduct System. Wisconsin Lutheran reserves the right to refer violations of civil law to civil authorities for prosecution.

Sexual Conduct

Wisconsin Lutheran affirms the biblical conviction that sexual intimacy is reserved by God for marriage and that homosexual lifestyle is sin. The college teaches, counsels, and disciplines in accord with this conviction.


Students should also report other forms of harassment. Students who strike, shove, kick, or otherwise subject others to physical contact, or threaten to do the same, or who engage in a course of conduct or repeatedly commit acts which harass or intimidate others and which serve no legitimate purpose may be charged with harassment.

Harassing conduct also includes, but is not limited to: cursing, negative stereotyping, threatening, intimidating, or committing hostile actions toward individuals or groups. Harassment of this nature is subject to disciplinary action ranging from a warning up to and including discharge of the harassing employee, termination of one's call, or expulsion of a student, depending on the circumstances.

Student Life Grievance

Should a student feel that campus policy or the application of campus policy to him is unjust, the student should first seek to resolve the issue with the person(s) involved according to Christian love. If the issue is not satisfactorily resolved, the situation should be presented to the director of residence life. If further review is necessary, the student may appeal to the student affairs committee, which after a hearing may recommend that the dean reconsider or reverse his decision. The final court of appeal is a judiciary panel appointed annually by the college president and consisting of the dean of student affairs, a student, a staff member, and a faculty member. Their decision is final and binding.

Your Responsibilities

Each college has a separate character, a uniqueness that sets it apart from other colleges. Consider the college's religious heritage and commitment, the nature of the community in which it resides, its mission, size, faculty and students, vision and dreams--and an image of its character emerges.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is one of those very special Christian colleges combining the excitement and vitality of a large metropolitan area with the seriousness of helping students to understand more fully the scriptural implications for their lives as well as for the world in which they live.

Membership in the Wisconsin Lutheran College community implies unique responsibilities as well as opportunities for academic, personal, and spiritual growth within a sound and balanced setting. These responsibilities involve both general patterns of community life-style and standards of the College which transcend the values and practicies of secular society. In signing an application for admission, students assume responsibility for meeting the Wisconsin Lutheran College expectations and standards. These standards enable students to affirm the authenticity of their commitment to the community and to learn to trust themselves.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future..." Jeremiah 29:11.

Registration of a student is considered by Wisconsin Lutheran College to be an assent to the student life policies of the College and a pledge to abide by them. Additions and changes in policy may be made during the course of the year and, if so, will be announced and distributed to all students in written form.