Institutional Policy and Compliance

Policy News and Updates

Draft, Updated, and New System Policies will be featured on this webpage for campus review.


Please refer to the Fiscal Year 2021 UW System Administrative Policy Priorities Announcement for a list of UW System Administrative policies and procedures that are scheduled for revision or development during Fiscal Year 2020. These policies have been identified as being of high priority, either through the subject matter of the policy, the policy's last revision date, or whether a policy needs to be updated due to other internal or external factors.


If you would like to be kept informed of the policy process - including receiving notifications when draft administrative policies are available for comment, or when an administrative policy or procedure has been approved - you can subscribe to the RSS newsfeed for policy updates. 


You can also read our Policy Status Updates document, which summarizes recent UW System Policy changes as well as UW-Whitewater Practice Directive and Procedure progress. It is updated on a monthly basis.


Another available resource to reference is the UW Institutional Policy Library. Here you can access links to policies, procedures, and handbooks for each UW Institution.


We highly encourage the campus community to read, and stay up-to-date with, all UW System Policies

UW System Administrative Policy Action Summary - August 2020 Memorandum

9/25/20 Virtual Public Hearing

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • This Public Hearing concerns Chapters UWS 4, UWS 7, and UWS 11, and UWS 17, of the Wisconsin Administrative Code emergency rules as provided in s. 227.24(4), Wis. Stats. The emergency rules bring the University of Wisconsin System into complinace with the new Federal Title IX regulations found at 34 C.F.R. Part 106, which became effective on August 14, 2020.

Comments may be submitted:

Proposals to Remove, Modify, or Create Regent Policy Documents

Regent Policy Documents (RPDs) for consideration include:

New Policies

  • RPD 21-10, Institutional Relationships with Associated Affiliated Organizations 
  • RPD 21-11, Cost-Benefit Reporting for Foundations and Associated Affiliated Organizations

Remove or Modify Existing Policies

  • RPD 4-18, Making Textbooks Affordable
  • RPD 9-1, Principles for Developing Alcohol Policies
  • RPDs 15-1, 15-2, and 15-3 relating to Distance Education
  • RPD 23-1, Basic Health Module
  • RPD 30-6, Policy on Recognition of Student Organizations

Comments on these proposals are due by Thursday, September 24 and may be submitted on the web at