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. These university policies will be collected into the UPSM on an ongoing basis. Find links to other policies here.

University Policy & Standards Manual
Policy Titlesort descending Policy Category Number Type
Academic Classification and Compensation Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-020 University Policy
Academic Employment Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Academic Freedom Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-022-0005 University Policy
Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Information Technology 08-005 University Policy
Admission and Attendance of Students with Criminal Histories Student Life 02-015 University Policy
Admissions Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-010 University Standard
Admissions Policy, Second Language College Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Alcohol Service Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 07-005 University Standard
Animals on Campus Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 07-030 University Standard
Architectural and Academic Unit Naming Policy Governance and Administration 04-015 University Policy
Board's Financial Powers Business and Finance 580-040 University Standard
Collecting Accounts and Notes Receivable, and Revolving Charge Account Program Business and Finance 576-010 University Standard
Conditions of Service Human Resources 580-021 University Policy
Conflict of Interest Governance and Administration University Policy
Contract Signature Authority Business and Finance 03-001 University Policy
COVID-19 Safety and Success Governance and Administration 04-042 University Policy
Criminal Background Checks Human Resources 580-023 University Standard
Criminal History Check Human Resources 576-055 University Standard
Development of University Policies and Standards Governance and Administration 04-001 University Standard
Discipline and Termination For Cause of Professional Faculty Member’s Appointment Human Resources 05-101 University Policy
Discrimination Governance and Administration 580-015 University Policy
Distribution of Publications or Other Materials in Campus Buildings Governance and Administration University Policy
Employing Household Members, Faculty Academics and Faculty Affairs, Human Resources 580-022 University Policy
Employment Discrimination, Faculty Human Resources 580-022 University Policy
Establishment of Research Centers, Institutes and Core Facilities Research 06-010 University Policy
Exclusion Appeals Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-002 University Standard
Export Controls Research 06-040 University Policy
Faculty Grievance Procedure Academics and Faculty Affairs 576-050 University Policy
Faculty Personnel Records Academics and Faculty Affairs 580-022 University Policy
Faculty Records Academics and Faculty Affairs 576-003 University Standard
FCC Licenses Information Technology University Policy
Firearms Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities University Policy
Fiscal Policy Program Authority Business and Finance 03-100 University Policy
Holidays and Privileges, Academic Staff Human Resources 580-022-0025 University Policy
Housing Business and Finance 580-011 University Standard
Instructional Programs, New Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Intellectual Property, IMD Research University Policy
Internal Controls Governance and Administration 04-005 University Policy
International Travel Academics and Faculty Affairs 01-020 University Policy
Inventions, Licenses, Materials Development, Patents and Copyrights Research 580-043 University Standard
Log Export Business and Finance 576-080 University Standard
Mediation Communications, Workplace Disputes Human Resources 580-022 University Policy
Minimum Class Size Academics and Faculty Affairs University Policy
Motor Vehicle History Check Human Resources 05-030 University Policy
Non-discrimination Policies Governance and Administration University Policy
OSU and ASOSU Commitment on Student Engagement in Shared Governance Student Life 02-300 University Policy
Outdoor Publication Dispenser Placement Request Governance and Administration University Policy
Paid Family and Medical Leave for Faculty Human Resources 05-035 University Policy
Political Activities Governance and Administration 580-022-0010 University Policy
Procurement Solicitations and Contracts Business and Finance 03-015 University Standard
Procurement Thresholds and Methods Business and Finance 03-010 University Standard
Proscribed Conduct Governance and Administration 580-022 University Policy
Public Records, Access to Governance and Administration 576-004 University Standard
Real Property, Facility and Campus Planning Business and Finance 580-060 University Standard
Records Retention Governance and Administration 04-010 University Standard
Reimbursement to Residence Halls Business and Finance University Policy
Responsible Employees and Reporting Incidents of Sexual Misconduct or Discrimination Human Resources 05-005 University Policy
Safety of Minors Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 07-040 University Policy
Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination Human Resources 05-001 University Policy
Smoking and Tobacco Use on University Property Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 07-020 University Standard
Staff and Faculty Personnel, IMD Human Resources University Policy
State-Owned Vehicles Business and Finance 576-035 University Policy
Student Appeals & Grievances Student Life 576-022 University Policy
Student Family Housing Student Life 576-016 University Policy
Student Health Services Student Life 580-011-0005 University Standard
Student Health Services 576-025 Student Life 576-025 University Policy
Student Living Groups Student Life 576-017 University Policy
Student Records Governance and Administration 01-120 University Standard
Student Records Governance and Administration 580-013 University Standard
Termination Not-for-Cause of Professional Faculty Appointment Human Resources 05-100 University Policy
Time, Place, and Manner Rules for Speech Activities Governance and Administration 576-005 University Standard
University Code of Ethics Governance and Administration
University Data Management, Classification, and Incident Response Information Technology 08-015 University Policy
University Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Reporting Policy Governance and Administration
University Health and Safety Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 07-001 University Policy
University Network Administration Information Technology 08-010 University Policy
University Policies Regarding Cannabis Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 07-045 University Policy
Use of the University Seal Governance and Administration 04-020 University Policy
Vehicle Use and Parking Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 07-025 University Standard
Veterans Preference Employment Policy Human Resources 05-015 University Policy
Weapons and Destructive Devices Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities 576-065 University Standard