This policy applies to the construction or renovation of facilities and other physical assets on property owned or controlled by the Board of Regents.


This policy reaffirms and implements the Board of Regents stewardship role as it relates to capital projects that occur on land owned or otherwise controlled by the Board. The policy also establishes the framework through which such capital projects are to be developed and approved in order to be considered a part of the UW System building program.

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Board of Regents to promote a coordinated, long-range building program for capital projects that takes into account the overarching needs and priorities of the entire System. Additionally, the Board of Regents must exercise its governance responsibilities over the facilities and lands under the control of the Board to ensure adequate oversight and stewardship of such property.

To implement these objectives, UW System institutions shall obtain prior approval of the Board of Regents, and the State Building Commission if applicable, to construct or renovate facilities and other physical assets on property owned or controlled by the Board of Regents. Approved projects will be included in the UW System building program and incorporated into the biennial capital budget request submission to the State Building Commission.

Authority to submit small project requests, as defined in ss. 13.48(10) and (29), Wis. Stats., directly to the State Division of Facilities Development is delegated to the UW System President under Regent Policy Document 19-4.

Oversight, Roles, and Responsibilities

Under s. 36.11 (1)(b), Wis. Stats., the Board of Regents is granted the ability to purchase, lease, possess, and otherwise control land.

The UW System Office of Capital Planning and Budget is responsible for establishing a process through which institutions shall submit capital projects for consideration by the Board of Regents. The Office of Capital Planning and Budget shall also be responsible for the development of a consolidated capital budget request to be provided to the Board of Regents for its approval.

Related Regent Policies and Applicable Laws

Sections 13.48(2)(a) and (29), Wis. Stats.
Section 36.11(1)(b), Wis. Stats.


History: Res. 10620, adopted 12/11/2015, created Regent Policy Document 19-16.