The University Policies and Standards Manual (UPSM) provides the university's governing framework. The university policies and university standards found within the UPSM express the goals, values, and culture of the university. Collectively, they provide the authority and guidance to university units, employees, students, agents, contractors, licensees, and volunteers that is required to achieve the university’s mission, and outline the relevant responsibilities to the university community.

Note: Many of the policies adopted from the Oregon University System (OUS) have not been updated to reflect the new governance structure of the university. Please see the notes on those changes here. Additionally, while OSU transitions its policies from those inherited from the Oregon University System, there remain a number of university-wide policies that do not yet reside in the UPSM but are located in manuals within different departments. Find links to other policies here.

University Policy & Standards Manual
Policy Titlesort descending Policy Category Number Type
Academic Affairs Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Academic Calendar Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Academic Classification and Compensation Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-020 Policy
Academic Degree Program Planning Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Academic Employment Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Academic Freedom Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-022 Policy
Academic Procedures and Credit Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Information Technology 08-005 Policy
Accounting Business and Finance 580-041 Standard
Accreditation Reports Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Admission Requirements, Undergraduate, for 2015-16 Academic Year Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Admissions Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-010 Standard
Admissions Policy, Second Language College Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Air Travel and Use of Bonus Miles Business and Finance Policy
Alcoholic Beverages Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-060 Standard
Animal Control Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-045 Standard
Appointment of Presidents Governance and Administration Policy
Articles Prohibited in Certain Athletic Facilities Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-24 Policy
Authority & Relationships Governance and Administration Policy
Board's Financial Powers Business and Finance 580-040 Standard
Budgeted Operations Fund Balances Business and Finance Policy
Capital Construction and Contracting Business and Finance 580-063 Standard
Categories of Instruction Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Centers & Institutes Governance and Administration Policy
Class Size Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Code of Ethics Governance and Administration Policy
College Courses Taught for Credit in High Schools Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Conditions of Service Human Resources Policy
Conflict of Interest Governance and Administration Policy
Criminal Background Checks Human Resources 580-023 Standard
Criminal History Check Human Resources 576-055 Standard
Curricular Allocations Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Curricular Policies And Procedures Governance and Administration Policy
Debt Policy Business and Finance Policy
Discrimination Governance and Administration 580-015 Policy
Electronic Commerce Business and Finance Policy
Emblematic Designs Business and Finance Policy
Employing Household Members, Faculty Human Resources 580-022 Policy
Employment Discrimination, Faculty Human Resources 580-022 Policy
Equity Contracting Business and Finance Policy
Establishment of Schools, Procedures for Governance and Administration Policy
Exclusion Appeals Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-002 Standard
Executive Leadership & Management Governance and Administration Policy
Faculty Grievance Procedure Academics and Faculty Affairs 576-050 Policy
Faculty Personnel Records Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-022 Policy
Faculty Records Governance and Administration 576-003 Standard
FCC Licenses Business and Finance Policy
Fees, University Business and Finance 576-010 Standard
Finance and Business Affairs, IMD Business and Finance Policy
Financial Aid to Students, General Policy Student Life Policy
Firearms Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities Policy
Fiscal Manual Business and Finance Policy
Foreign Study Programs Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Foundation, Recognition of Business and Finance Standard
Fraud Waste Abuse Reporting Governance and Administration Policy
Gift, Grant, and Contract Management Business and Finance 580-042 Standard
Graduate Programs, New Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Hearing Officers, Appointment of Governance and Administration Policy
Holidays and Privileges, Academic Staff Human Resources 580-022 Policy
Honorary Degrees Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Housing Business and Finance 580-011 Standard
Housing for Presidents and Chancellor Governance and Administration Policy
Institutional Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs, Standards Human Resources 580-019
Instructional and Research Computing, Priorities for Information Technology Policy
Instructional Programs, New Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Intellectual Property, IMD Research Policy
Intercollegiate Athletics, IMD Student Life Policy
Intercollegiate Athletics, Policy Student Life Policy
Interest Rate Risk Management Business and Finance Policy
Internal Bank Policy Business and Finance Policy
Internal Controls Governance and Administration Policy
Inventions, Licenses, Materials Development, Patents and Copyrights Research 580-043 Standard
Investment Policy Business and Finance Policy
Joint Campus Programs Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Key Deposits Business and Finance 576-012 Policy
Legal Review of Agreement and Documents Business and Finance Policy
Legal Services IMD Business and Finance Policy
Legal Services Policy Business and Finance Policy
Log Export Business and Finance 576-080 Standard
Mediation Communications, Workplace Disputes Human Resources 580-022 Policy
Motor Vehicle History Check Human Resources 576-056 Standard
Off-Campus Instruction Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Personal or Professional Services Contracts Business and Finance 580-062 Standard
Policy on Policies and Standards Governance and Administration Policy
Political Activities Governance and Administration 580-022 Policy
Presidential Emeritus Status Governance and Administration Policy
Procurement and Contracting Code Business and Finance 580-061 Standard
Program Closures, Suspensions and Eliminations Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Proscribed Conduct, Faculty Governance and Administration 580-022 Policy
Public Records, Access to Governance and Administration 576-004 Standard
Public University Fund Investment Policy Business and Finance Policy
Real Property, Facility and Campus Planning Business and Finance 580-060 Standard
Records Retention Governance and Administration 04-010 Policy
Reimbursement to Residence Halls Business and Finance Policy
Reorganization Of Institutions Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
Residence Information Affidavit Business and Finance Policy
Risk Management Fund Policy Business and Finance Policy
Risk Management Program Policy Business and Finance Policy
Secure Workplace Governance and Administration Policy
Smoking on University Property Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 07-020 Standard
Speech Activities, Time, Manner and Place for Governance and Administration 576-005 Standard
Staff and Faculty Personnel, IMD Human Resources Policy
State-Owned Vehicles Business and Finance 576-035
Student Appeals & Grievances Student Life 576-022 Policy
Student Conduct, Responsibility for, IMD Student Life Policy
Student Family Housing Student Life 576-016 Policy
Student Health Services 576-025 Student Life 576-025 Policy
Student Health Services 580-011 Student Life 580-011 Standard
Student Living Groups Student Life 576-017 Policy
Student Loan Debt Management Student Life Policy
Student Records 576-020 Governance and Administration 576-020 Standard
Student Records 580-013 Governance and Administration 580-013 Standard
Substance Abuse Human Resources Policy
Sustainability Business and Finance Policy
Teacher Education Academics and Faculty Affairs Policy
University Data Management, Classification, and Incident Response Information Technology 08-015 Policy
University Network Administration Information Technology 08-010 Policy
Vehicles, Transportation and Parking Business and Finance 576-030 Standard
Weapons and Destructive Devices Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-065 Standard