Clery Geography

On-Campus property: On campus refers to property that is owned or controlled by UW-Madison and is within the same generally connected area. This includes academic and administrative buildings, unions, and athletic and event facilities. A subset of “on campus” is “on-campus residential housing.” This includes UW-Madison residence halls and graduate student and staff housing.

Public property: Public property includes thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks and parking facilities that are within campus or immediately next to or accessible to campus and on-campus property. The Department of Education uses a “sidewalk/street/sidewalk” rule to determine the boundary of public property.

Non-Campus property: This is property that is owned or controlled by UW-Madison, is used in direct support of, or in relation to, UW-Madison’s educational mission, is frequently used by students, and is not generally connected to main campus. This includes property owned or controlled by a registered student organization. Examples of non-campus property include the Arboretum, property owned or controlled by registered student organizations such as fraternities or sororities, property rented by UW-Madison for an event, research stations, and property owned and controlled abroad.