Policies and Procedures

Select Policies for Prospective & Current Students and Postdoc Scholars

    University Policies & Procedures

    Information regarding policies and procedures of the University of Connecticut can be accessed through the Office of University Compliance's University Policies page.

    As explained on that site:

    A University policy is an official statement expressing the position of the University on an issue of institution-wide importance. A policy guides the decisions and actions of the institution and is consistent with its mission. As such it meets the following criteria:

    • The administrative authority of the University and its governing boards has sanctioned it.
    • It has a broad institution-wide application.
    • It is a governing principle for both established and future activities of the University.
    • It exists to ensure consistency in University practice to conform with the University's mission and goals, Federal and State legislation, collective bargaining agreements and other legal requirements.

    Procedures and protocols are methods established for the implementation of policies. If a policy is "what" the institution does, its procedures and protocols are "how" it carries out the requirements of a policy. Procedures and protocols should not be included in the main body of a University policy; rather they should be listed following the University policy or maintained separately.

    The Graduate School abides by all university policies, and takes the lead on those policies that affect graduate education and post-doctoral fellows and research associates. In addition, The Graduate School has established procedures and protocols relevant to implementation of specific policies within the jurisdiction of The Graduate School.

    Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence

    UConn's Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence includes sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, stalking, complicity, retaliation, and inappropriate amorous relationships. View the full policy and related forms/documents.

    Smoking policy

    The University of Connecticut recognizes that tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable illness, disease and death in the United States and that exposure to second-hand smoke also contributes significantly to preventable illness, disease and death.  This policy is in keeping with the University’s goal to provide a safe and healthy working and learning environment and it ensures compliance with Connecticut General Statute 31-40q(d) and 19a-342.

    Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

    The University of Connecticut Police Department provides the Uniform Crime Report annually to the University community. Statistics are gathered at the Storrs campus and all the regional campuses that are part of the University. View the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. A paper copy is available upon request.