University policies and standards are central to the OSU mission and affect the entire university community. Through policies and standards, the university articulates the expectations of individuals, promotes efficiency, and supports compliance with laws and regulations. The University Policy and Standards Program develops, maintains, and archives university policies and standards. If you would like to propose a new policy or the repeal or revision of an existing policy, please use this Qualtrics-based intake form. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

University policies and standards are published in the searchable University Policy & Standards Manual. You can search alphabetically or by number, or use the search boxes for key words.

Our Current Effort

We continue update the University Policy and Standards Manual (UPSM) with new policies and standards and revisions of existing policies and standards.

A Note on Nomenclature

As we transition to OSU-specific university policies and standards, our nomenclature is in transition as well. University policies or standards that were inherited from the Oregon University System (OUS) will retain their previous names and numbers; generally, these policies and standards were originally codified as Oregon Administrative Rules and the adopted policy has retained the same number. As university policies and standards are updated they will be reformatted and renumbered.

During this transition period, nomenclature within university policies and standards may be inconsistent. In general, to interpret university policies or standards that were inherited from OUS but have not yet been updated, note that “Board” or “State Board of Higher Education” now refers to OSU’s Board of Trustees; “Chancellor” means “President;” “Institution” means “OSU;” and so on.