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About the Undergraduate Catalog

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Undergraduate Catalog is published by the Office of University Publications, 511 WARF Building, 610 Walnut Street, Madison, WI 53705-2397. September 1995.

© 1995 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.


The information, policies and rules contained herein are subject to change. No part of this publication should be construed as a contract or offer to contract. The information in the Catalog is current as of June 1995. Later revisions are announced through department or program offices. Students are responsible for knowing current University regulations. University offices can provide current information about possible changes.

True learning requires free and open debate, civil discourse and tolerance of many different individuals and ideas. We are preparing students to live and work in a world that speaks with many voices and from many cultures. Tolerance is not only essential to learning, it is an essential to be learned. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is built upon these values and will act vigorously to defend them. We will maintain an environment conducive to teaching and learning that is free from intimidation for all.

In its resolve to create this positive environment, the UW-Madison will ensure compliance with federal and state laws protecting against discrimination. In addition, the UW-Madison has adopted policies that both emphasize these existing protections and supplement them with protections against discrimination that are not available under either federal or state law.

Federal and state laws provide separate prohibitions against discrimination that is based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability. State law additionally prohibits discrimination that is based on sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, military status, or veteran status. The application of specific state prohibitions on discrimination may be influenced by an individual's status as an employee or student.

University policies create additional protections that prohibit harassment on the basis of cultural background and ethnicity.

Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to the appropriate campus admitting or employing unit or to the Office of Affirmative Action and Compliance, 175 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI 53706; 608/263-2378 or 608/263-2473 (TDD).

Copyright © 1996 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.

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