Guidelines for political activity on campus

Eligible students cast their ballots for the presidential election and several state positions while voting at a polling place at Gordon Dining and Events Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Nov. 6, 2012. The Gordon Dining and Events Center is the designated polling location for campus residents living in Sellery and Witte residence halls. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
Students fill out their ballots at a polling station in the Gordon Dining and Event Center during the November 2012 election. Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

With the elections occurring this year, members of the UW–Madison campus community are reminded of campus and UW System policies regarding political activity on campus.

General policies for UW employees: Per system policy, political campaign activities are restricted by Board of Regents policy and state law in three ways: 1) employees may not engage in political campaign activities, including solicitation of signatures for petitions, during work time or in their work unit; 2) they may not use university resources to engage in political campaign activities at any time; and 3) they may not solicit contributions or services for a political purpose from other university employees while they are engaged in their official duties.

Additional information can be found at the following links:

Please contact the Campus Event Services office for more information on planning candidate or surrogate appearances.

This story was originally posted on the UW-Madison News website.