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.