The primary governance policies and procedures for the entire UW System are listed below. If you have questions regarding governance at a specific UW campus or institution, please contact the campus or institution directly. 

Academic Information Series (ACIS)

ACIS consists of a set of policy papers. The areas covered include academic program planning and review, program audits, inter-institutional articulation, international education and distance education.


Academic Planning Statements

Academic Planning Statements are a set of documents that contain guidelines to address specific procedural issues in a number of areas.

Academic Planning Statements

Board of Regents Policies

Regent Policy Documents have been adopted pursuant to the policy-making authority vested in the Board by Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Regent Policies address, but are not limited to academic policies and programs, equal opportunity, tuition and fees, housing, activities of faculty members, student activities, and trust and investment policies.

BOR Policies

Financial Administration

Policies pertaining to financial administration, academic administration, information technology, procurement and risk management, tuition and fees, human resources/payroll and staff benefits, ownership of intellectual property, travel, and other administrative policies.


Human Resources Policies

Listing includes two categories:

  1. Systemwide policies, which apply to all UW institutions; and
  2. System Administration policies, which apply only to UW System Administration employees.

HR Policies

Legal Resources

Resources include links to state and federal laws and regulations, as well as written materials that provide summaries of legal requirements and answers to frequently asked questions on topics such as employee ethics, tenure and appointment, academic staff appointments, open meetings laws, and public records management. 

Legal Resources

Travel Policies

All travel paid or reimbursed from university-administered funds must be done in compliance with the university travel policies, regardless of the funding source. Statutory travel policies and regulations include automobile, motorcycle and personal airplane mileage reimbursement rates; porterage tips; moving expense and temporary lodging allowances; and meals and lodging rates. UW System travel regulations are published by the UW System Travel Office.


Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Handbook

Sets forth the governance of athletics, including WIAC’s constitution, bylaws and administrative regulations.

WIAC Handbook