The Union constitution states:
"All groups or individuals having jurisdiction in the Memorial Union and Union South, or using the buildings, shall be responsible to the Union Council. The Council shall have the power provided it does not supersede University rules, to govern the activities of members, guests, and organizations in the building, and may suspend membership, deny the privileges of the building, and (or) impose fines to maintain discipline”.
The Union Director is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the various functions of the building and the interests of all the various groups and individuals using the building. The Director is also responsible for acting for the Council, discharging the functions of the Council, and reporting to the Council on action taken. For purposes of this policy, “Union patrons” include UW-Madison students, faculty, staff (individually or as organized groups), university guests over the age of 18 as well as Wisconsin Union Association lifetime members and Wisconsin Union annual members.
The Wisconsin Union is an integral part of the educational experience provided by the University, complementing the classroom experience with out-of-classroom learning opportunities. In order to provide a safe, respectful environment for its members, their guests and the University community, the following expectations have been established. Questions regarding the interpretation of this policy should be directed to a member of the Union’s Leadership Team.
Making lifetime connections on the campus, one person at a time.
Respect: We demonstrate respect for the ideas and experiences of each individual through a fun, open and welcoming environment.
Inclusivity: We actively encourage the ability of all people to bring their entire selves to the Union- expressing who they are in an open, caring and accepting environment.
Relationships: We build meaningful relationships within our organization, university and world communities through strong social, service, learning and leadership networks.
Leadership: We create opportunities for individuals to develop and enhance leadership skills, build community and contribute positively to society.
Learning: We provide hands-on, lifelong learning throughout all aspects of our organization and, as a learning organization, view out-of-classroom experience as an integral part of a great education.
Performance: We promote outstanding internal and external customer service, efficient and ethical business systems and strong financial performance.
The Wisconsin Union provides an extensive variety of cultural, social and recreation programs and a variety of facilities and services for its members and the University community. The Wisconsin Union is a membership organization. Membership is defined in Policy WU3-2 and Admission to Union programs is defined in Policy WU3-7.
All Wisconsin Union patrons are expected to:
Certain conduct conflicts with the mission and values of the Wisconsin Union and is therefore prohibited:
Items prohibited from Union facilities and grounds:
Any patron who does not comply with expected standards of conduct or engages in or attempts to engage in prohibited conduct may be subject to sanctions including loss of membership status, removal from the premises, disciplinary action under applicable university student and employee disciplinary processes, and/or referral to UW-Madison Police Department. Wisconsin Union Policy WU3-8 details the Union Membership Disciplinary Process.