Political Activity

As responsible and interested citizens in a democratic society, employees of the University of Wisconsin are encouraged to fulfill their civic obligations and otherwise engage in the normal political processes of society. Nevertheless, all University employees’ political activities are restricted by Regent policy and state law in three significant ways:

  • Employees may not engage in political campaign activities during work time;
  • State resources will not be used to engage in political activities at any time (e.g. supplies, equipment, machinery, or vehicles); and
  • Employees may not solicit contributions or services for a political purpose from other university employees while engaged in official duties.

For additional information, refer to FAQ’s related to political campaign activity at UW System Institutions. If you have a specific question regarding political campaign issues, please consult with your UW institution legal counsel or the UW System Administration Office of the General Counsel for further guidance.