The Office of Compliance and Integrity supports compliance efforts at UW System. Our mission is to provide support and services to UW System universities in identifying and fulfilling compliance obligations from federal law, state law, and Board of Regents policies. We do this by promoting a culture that moves beyond regulatory compliance to one that embraces ethics and integrity across UW System.

The areas of focus include, but are not limited to:  Title IX Compliance, Clery Act Compliance, Protection of Minors, Public Records, and Records Management, Ethics and Conflicts of Interest, and State Authorization of Distance Education and Investigative Services.

OFFICE OF Compliance and Risk Management

The Office of Compliance and Integrity is combined with the UW System Office of Risk Management, forming the new Office of Compliance and Risk Management (OCRM). This integrates compliance and risk priorities into one cohesive and collaborative structure at the System level. The OCRM provides a centralized approach to developing and implementing an effective and impactful risk management and compliance structure as well as promoting and maintaining a culture of ethics and integrity. Learn more about the OCRM, its Core Values, and Alignment with the Strategic Plan.

Spring Newsletter

Read our Spring Newsletter to get the latest news on our compliance and risk management efforts


The UW System compliance framework was established through collaboration with the UW System Compliance Officer Working Group and approved by the UWSA Risk and Compliance Council and the Audit Committee of the Board of Regents in 2019. The six Guiding Elements of the UW System Compliance Framework were selected 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 2019 Guidance, Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.


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 UW System Office of General Counsel or UW-Madison or UW-Milwaukee legal offices should be consulted regarding the specific facts and circumstances associated with any legal matter.



File a Complaint or Report a Concern

Use our Integrity Hotline to anonymously file a report of misconduct, abuse, fraud, illegal activity, violations of university policy, 

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Compliance Matrix

Manage compliance responsibilities on each campus. 

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Civil Dialogue Project

The Civil Dialogue Project supports the freedom of expression and civil discourse on our universities.

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UW System Policies

Primary governance policies and procedures for UW System.

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