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 ascending Policy Category Number Type
Weapons and Destructive Devices Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-065 University Standard
Use of Vehicles, Non-motorized Transportation, and Parking Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 07-025 University Standard
University Network Administration Information Technology 08-010 University Policy
University Data Management, Classification, and Incident Response Information Technology 08-015 University Policy
Time, Place, and Manner Rules for Speech Activities Governance and Administration 576-005 University Standard
Teacher Education Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Sustainability Business and Finance University Policy
Substance Abuse Human Resources University Policy
Student Records 580-013 Governance and Administration 580-013 University Standard
Student Records 576-020 Governance and Administration 576-020 University Standard
Student Loan Debt Management Student Life University Policy
Student Living Groups Student Life 576-017 University Policy
Student Health Services 580-011 Student Life 580-011 University Standard
Student Health Services 576-025 Student Life 576-025 University Policy
Student Family Housing Student Life 576-016 University Policy
Student Appeals & Grievances Student Life 576-022 University Policy
State-Owned Vehicles Business and Finance 576-035 University Policy
Staff and Faculty Personnel, IMD Human Resources University Policy
Smoking on University Property Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 07-020 University Standard
Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination Human Resources 05-001 Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination University Policy
Secure Workplace Governance and Administration University Policy
Risk Management Fund Policy Business and Finance University Policy
Residency Standards Business and Finance University Policy
Residence Information Affidavit Business and Finance University Policy
Reimbursement to Residence Halls Business and Finance University Policy
Records Retention Governance and Administration 04-010 Records Retention University Policy
Real Property, Facility and Campus Planning Business and Finance 580-060 University Standard
Public Records, Access to Governance and Administration 576-004 University Standard
Proscribed Conduct, Faculty Governance and Administration 580-022 University Policy
Procurement and Contracting Code Business and Finance 580-061 University Standard
Presidential Emeritus Status Governance and Administration University Policy
Political Activities Governance and Administration 580-022 University Policy
Personal or Professional Services Contracts Business and Finance 580-062 University Standard
Paid Parental Leave for Faculty Human Resources 05-035 University Policy
Off-Campus Instruction Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Motor Vehicle History Check Human Resources 05-030 University Policy
Mediation Communications, Workplace Disputes Human Resources 580-022 University Policy
Log Export Business and Finance 576-080 University Standard
Legal Services Policy Business and Finance University Policy
Legal Review of Agreement and Documents Business and Finance University Policy
Key Deposits Business and Finance 576-012 University Policy
Joint Campus Programs Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Inventions, Licenses, Materials Development, Patents and Copyrights Research 580-043 University Standard
Internal Controls Governance and Administration University Policy
Interest Rate Risk Management Business and Finance University Policy
Intercollegiate Athletics, Policy Student Life University Policy
Intercollegiate Athletics, IMD Student Life University Policy
Intellectual Property, IMD Research University Policy
Instructional Programs, New Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Instructional and Research Computing, Priorities for Information Technology University Policy
Institutional Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs, Standards Human Resources 580-019 University Standard
Housing Business and Finance 580-011 University Standard
Honorary Degrees Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Holidays and Privileges, Academic Staff Human Resources 580-022 University Policy
Gift, Grant, and Contract Management Business and Finance 580-042 University Standard
Foreign Study Programs Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Firearms Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities University Policy
Financial Aid to Students, General Policy Student Life University Policy
Finance and Business Affairs, IMD Business and Finance University Policy
Fees, University Business and Finance 576-010 University Standard
FCC Licenses Business and Finance University Policy
Faculty Records Governance and Administration 576-003 University Standard
Faculty Personnel Records Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-022 University Policy
Faculty Grievance Procedure Academics and Faculty Affairs 576-050 University Policy
Exclusion Appeals Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-002 University Standard
Establishment of Schools, Procedures for Governance and Administration University Policy
Equity Contracting Business and Finance University Policy
Employment Discrimination, Faculty Human Resources 580-022 University Policy
Employing Household Members, Faculty Human Resources 580-022 University Policy
Electronic Commerce Business and Finance University Policy
Discrimination Governance and Administration 580-015 University Policy
Development of University Policies and Standards Governance and Administration 04-001 Development of University Policies and Standards University Standard
Criminal History Check Human Resources 576-055 University Standard
Criminal Background Checks Human Resources 580-023 University Standard
Conflict of Interest Governance and Administration University Policy
Conditions of Service Human Resources 580-021 University Policy
College Courses Taught for Credit in High Schools Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Class Size Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Centers & Institutes Research University Policy
Capital Construction and Contracting Business and Finance 580-063 University Standard
Budgeted Operations Fund Balances Business and Finance University Policy
Board's Financial Powers Business and Finance 580-040 University Standard
Articles Prohibited in Certain Athletic Facilities Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-24 University Policy
Architectural and Academic Unit Naming Policy Governance and Administration 04-015 Architectural and Academic Unit Naming Policy University Policy
Animal Control Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-045 University Standard
Alcoholic Beverages Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-060 University Standard
Air Travel and Use of Bonus Miles Business and Finance University Policy
Admissions Policy, Second Language College Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Admissions Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-010 University Standard
Admission Requirements, Undergraduate, for 2015-16 Academic Year Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Admission and Attendance of Students with Criminal Histories Student Life 02-015 Admission and Attendance of Students with Criminal Histories University Policy
Accreditation Reports Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Accounting Business and Finance 580-041 University Standard
Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Information Technology 08-005 University Policy
Academic Procedures and Credit Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Academic Freedom Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-022 University Policy
Academic Employment Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Academic Degree Program Planning Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Academic Classification and Compensation Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-020 University Policy
Academic Affairs Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy