Office of Compliance & Integrity

Rethinking the Hiring Process

University of Wisconsin System takes a stand against sexual misconduct by changing policies.

“It’s cutting-edge and I think the other systems are looking at us in Wisconsin, leading the charge,”

~ John Robert Behling

President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, 2017 – 2019

Message from President Cross

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

UW System Policies

Primary governance policies and procedures for UW System

The Office of Compliance and Integrity was established to support compliance efforts across UW System, including Clery Act, Title IX,  Protection of Minors, Ethics, Public Records, and Records Management. The Office of Compliance and Integrity serves to support UW System institutions to uphold applicable laws, regulations, and policies while helping build a culture which moves beyond regulatory compliance and promotes integrity across UW System.


The UW System’s compliance framework was established through collaboration with the  UW System Compliance Officer Working Group in the summer of 2019. The six elements that guide the framework of the UW System compliance structure were selected in collaboration with the Working Group based on a review of external sources, primarily the Federal Sentencing Guidelines of the U.S. Sentencing Commission and the United States Department of Justice Guidance, Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.



Partnership between Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, and Internal Audit

Three Lines of Defense pdf

UW System Compliance Governance Structure

UW System Compliance Governance Diagram pdf


The information presented on this website is for informational purposes only and nothing on this website should be construed or relied upon as legal advice. The OGC or UW-Madison or UW-Milwaukee legal offices should be consulted regarding the specific facts and circumstances associated with any legal matter.