EEO/Affirmative Action Policy

Applies to:
  1. Article I


    To reaffirm and restate the University’s continuing commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity; to increase effectiveness by setting forth the action being taken and to be taken by the University and its employees concerning employment opportunities; and to provide for implementation, self-monitoring, and a measure for achievement through a comprehensive affirmative action program.


Smoking on University Premises

Applies to:
  1. Policy

    In recognition of environmental tobacco smoke health risks, the University intends to provide a smoke free environment for its faculty, staff, students, and visitors.


University Archives and Records*

Applies to: Regular Faculty and Staff
  1. Policy

    For the purposes of this policy, “university records” are defined as all records, regardless of their form, prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by administrators, faculty acting in administrative capacities, and staff of university units in the performance of an official function.


Defense and Indemnification

Applies to: Regular Faculty and Staff
  1. Policy

    It is the University’s policy to defend and indemnify employees who become parties to legal proceedings by virtue of their good faith efforts to perform their responsibilities of employment.


University Housing

Applies to: All students, faculty, staff and visitors



A.  University Housing is an auxiliary unit of Student Life. University Housing is responsible for the management and leadership of university-owned student residence halls and apartments on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan.


B.  University Housing residence halls and apartments are secured private residences, not public buildings.  Room and board rates are set annually by approval of the University of Michigan Board of Regents.


Policy on Effort Certification

Applies to: All Departments and Units of the University

The University receives federal funding and is therefore subject to the requirements established by the Office of Management and Budget within the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200, et al., Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards).   To receive federal funding, the Uniform Guidance requires that institutions maintain a system of internal control which provides reasonable assurance that charges to federally sponsored projects are accurate, allowable and properly al


Policy on Retroactive Salary Distribution Changes

Applies to: All Departments and Units of the University
Retroactive Salary Distribution changes must comply with transfer guidelines contained in this policy as well as SPG 501.10, Policy on Effort Certification. 
A retroactive change is defined as any change that impacts a prior pay period.

Implementation of Regents' Policy Concerning Research Grants, Contracts, and Agreements

Applies to: All Research Grants, Contracts and Agreements Accepted by the University

I. Regents’ Policy

The mission of the University is to generate and disseminate knowledge in the public interest. Essential to this mission are two fundamental principles: open scholarly exchange and academic freedom. Normally, these principles are mutually supportive. On those rare occasions when they conflict, they must be balanced, taking into account the University’s mission and the public interest.


University of Michigan Technology Transfer Policy

Applies to: All Faculty and Staff

    This Policy implements Section 3.10 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents. The Policy further defines the ownership, distribution, and commercialization of rights associated with Intellectual Property developed at or received by the University of Michigan, and describes the general obligations associated with the technology licensing process.