This page lists university policies and standards that are under development and those that have been recently finalized. Check back regularly as this page is frequently updated.

Notice of Policy Actions for Public Comment

Draft university policies and standards are listed here for three weeks before submission to the president for signature and adoption.The following policies are available for public comment through Friday, February 10, 2023:

  • 01-010 Copyright Fair Use. This is a new policy that requires employees to make demonstrable good faith determinations on a case‐by‐case basis about whether they are required to seek permission to display, reproduce or distribute (or engage in other activity with) copyrighted works, or whether their use of copyrighted works meets a fair use or other exception.
  • 08-005 Acceptable Use of Computing Resources. This is an update of an existing policy that establishes expectations and responsibilities associated with the use of the university’s computing resources.
  • 07-110 Flag Protocol. This is a new policy that serves as a preventive measure to possible claims that allowing (or not allowing) certain flags on university flagpoles violates constitutional rights to free speech by stating that university flagpoles are forums for government speech only and outlining how the university has meaningful involvement in the selection of flags.

Additionally, the following policies have received minor edits or reformatting through the transition from the Oregon University System or the periodic review process:

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Updates in the Last Six Months

12/14/22. New University Policy 04-110 Retaliation has been adopted.

12/14/22. A revised version of University Policy 03-200 Real Property has been adopted.

12/14/22. A revised version of University Policy 05-100 Termination Not-for-Cause of Professional Faculty Appointment has been adopted.

12/14/22. A revised version University Policy 05-105 Corrective Discipline and Termination for Cause of Professional Faculty Member’s Appointment has been adopted.

12/5/22. A revised version of University Policy 05-010 Comprehensive Background Checks has been approved by the provost on an interim basis through December 2023.

10/17/22. University Policy 07-026 Vehicle Use for University Business has been adopted. Read the policy here.

9/27/22. University Policy 07-030 Animals on Campus has received housekeeping amendments. Read the policy here.

8/31/22. University Policy 02-001 Student Academic and Financial Aid Appeals has been adopted. Read the policy here.

8/31/22. University Policy 05-001 Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination has been adopted. Read the policy here.

8/26/22. University Policy 06-210 Research Data Access and Ownership has been adopted. Read the policy here.

8/26/22. University Policy 06-100 Research Misconduct has been adopted. Read the policy here.

8/26/22. The following policies, which were adopted during the transition of governance from the State Board of Higher Education to the institutional Board of Trustees of OSU in July 2014, are now addressed through other sources and have been retired:

  • Academic Classification and Compensation (580-020)
  • Academic Employment (unnumbered)
  • Admissions Policy, Second Language College (unnumbered)
  • Board's Financial Powers (580-040)
  • Collecting Accounts and Notes Receivable, and Revolving Charge Account Program (576-010)
  • Employing Household Members, Faculty (580-022-0055)
  • FCC Licenses (unnumbered)
  • Holidays and Privileges, Academic Staff (580-022-0025)
  • Instructional Programs, New (unnumbered)
  • Mediation Communications, Workplace Disputes (580-022)

8/19/2022. University Policy 06-290 Equity Interest Liquidation has been approved on an interim basis. Read the policy here.

8/9/2022. University Policy 04-100 Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment has been adopted. Read the policy here.