Welcome to the Regent Laws and Policies Review webpage.  In 2015, the Board of Regents began a formal review of all Regent Laws and Policies. The two tabs below provide a summary of all laws and policies “Currently Under Review” and the laws and policies which have already been reviewed and approved shown under “Approved Changes.”   Stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the feedback form at the top of this page or via the feedback link at the top of each draft law or policy which are currently under review.

NOTE: The drafts and memos may be revised as these move through the review and vetting process and are subject to change. Please check back for latest updates.
Track Area Current Law/Policy Proposed Action Drafts Justifications Pending
20 Employee Services Policy 2.F: Board Meetings (formerly "Posting of Meetings") Revision Draft Justification Regent Governance Committee – December 16, 2021; January 12, 2022
20 Employee Services Policy 3.C – Searches for Admin and Guidelines for the Appointment of Chief Officers of the Univ Revision Draft Justification Regent Governance Committee – December 16, 2021; January 12, 2022
20 Employee Services Policy 3.E – Appointments of Officers of the University and Officers of the Administration Revision Draft Justification Regent Governance Committee – December 16, 2021; January 12, 2022
20 Employee Services Policy 3.F – Evaluations for Officers of the University and Officers of the Administration Revision Draft Justification Regent Governance Committee – December 16, 2021; January 12, 2022
20 Employee Services Policy 6.B – Staff Recruitment Revision Draft Justification Regent Governance Committee – December 16, 2021; January 12, 2022
20 Employee Services Policy 6.C – Appointments of Staff Revision Draft Justification Regent Governance Committee – December 16, 2021; January 12, 2022
20 Employee Services Policy 10.E – Salary Review to Determine Inequities Revision Draft Justification Regent Governance Committee – December 16, 2021; January 12, 2022
20 Employee Services Policy 11.B – Faculty Salary  Revision Draft Justification Regent Governance Committee – December 16, 2021; January 12, 2022
20 Employee Services Policy 11.C – University Staff Salary Revision Draft Justification Regent Governance Committee – December 16, 2021; January 12, 2022
20 Employee Services Policy 11.F: Benefits Revision Draft Justification Regent Governance Committee – December 16, 2021; January 12, 2022
20 Budget and Finance Policy 14.J: Naming University Facilities Revision Draft Justification Regent Governance Committee – December 16, 2021; January 12, 2022
 
Date of Approval Area Updated Law/Policy Action Drafts Justifications
September 10, 2021 Employee Services Policy 3.C: Searches for Administrators and Guidelines for the Appointment of Chief Officers of the University Revision Draft Justification
 
April 8, 2021 Employee Services Policy 11.E:  Leave Policies for Faculty and Staff Revision Draft Justification

Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act Summary
 
November 12, 2020 Employee Services Policy 3.E: Searches for Administrators and Guidelines for the Appointment of Chief Officers of the University  [NOTE: This policy was renumbered to Policy 3.C: Searches for Administrators and Guidelines for the Appointment of Chief Officers of the University] Revision Draft Justification
 
September 10, 2020 Budget and Finance Policy 13.I:  Contracting Authority and Regent Notification New Draft Justification
September 10, 2020 Budget and Finance Policy 3.A:  Definitions of Officers of the University Revision Draft Justification
 
June 18, 2020 Employee Services Article 8: Conduct of Members of the University Community (formerly Conduct)  New Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 Employee Services Policy 8: Conduct of Members of the University Community (formerly Conduct) New Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Article 1.D: Ethical Conduct of University of Colorado Employees Move/Rescind Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Article 10: Nondiscrimination Move/Rescind Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 Employee Services Article 11.D: Other Personnel Matters Move/Rescind Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 Employee Services Article 3.E: Professional Conduct Move/Rescind Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 1.C Principles of Ethical Behavior Move/Rescind Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 Employee Services Policy 3.B: Conflict of Interest - University Staff Move/Rescind Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 Employee Services Policy 3.C: Outside Consulting and Service on External Boards Move/Rescind Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 10.J: Nepotism and University Employment Move/Rescind N/A Justification
June 18, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 10.O: Providing Employment Assistance to Members of Dual Career Couples Move/Rescind N/A Justification
June 18, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 10.G: Guest Speakers Rescind N/A Justification
June 18, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 10.I: Political Participation of University Community Rescind N/A Justification
June 18, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 10.N: Employee Communication with Regents Move/Rescind Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 13.G: Contractual Indemnification of Contractors Keep as Is Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 14.A: Use of University Seal Keep as Is Draft Justification
June 18, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Article 2.B: Meetings Revise Draft Justification
 
May 19, 2020 Employee Services Policy 11.E: Leave Policies for Faculty and Staff (Section 11.E.1 Vacation) Interim Revision Draft Justification
 
April 2, 2020 Employee Services Policy 3.F: Search for Other University Staff  Rescind Draft Justification
April 2, 2020 Employee Services Policy 6.B: Staff Recruitment (formerly Policy 3.F: Search for Other University Staff) Revise/Move Draft Justification
April 2, 2020 Employee Services Policy 11.E: Leave Policies for Faculty and Staff (formerly Leave Policies for University Staff and Twelve-Month Faculty) Revise Draft Justification
 
February 13, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 2.I: Political and Social Expression by Regents (formerly Institutional Neutrality) Revise Draft Justification
February 13, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 13.D: Defense and Indemnification of University of Colorado Employees Revise Draft Justification
February 13, 2020 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 14.I: Weapons Control Revise Draft Justification
 
June 13, 2019 Budget and Finance
Article 14: Property and Facilities
Keep As Is, Cleanup Draft Justification
June 13, 2019 Budget and Finance Article 15: Treasury of the University Keep As Is, Cleanup Draft Justification
June 13, 2019 Budget and Finance Policy 13.A University Investments Keep As Is, Cleanup Draft Justification
 
April 5, 2019 University Counsel / Board Secretary Policy 2.D:  Regent Awards (Formerly, Policy 9.A) Revise Draft Justification
April 5, 2019 University Counsel / Board Secretary Article 2.D: Regents Awards (Formerly, Article 9.B) Revise Draft Justification
 
February 13, 2019 Budget and Finance Policy 13.H Limited Authority to Transfer Certain University Funds to Certain University Auxiliary Funds to Certain University Affiliated Entities New Draft Justification

IMPLEMENTATION DELAYED: The Board of Regents approved changes to the following articles and policies but the effective date is contingent upon the review and/or development of correlating Administrative Policy Statements (APSs). The current articles and policies will remain in effect until that time.

NOTE:  The changes in this section became effective July 1, 2020.

September 14, 2018 Academic Affairs Article 5:  Faculty

Policy 5:  Faculty
Revise Version 1.0 

Version 2.0 

Version Final
Justification
September 14, 2018 Academic Affairs Appendix 4.1: Dismissal of Faculty as a Result of Academic Unit or Degree Program Discontinuance Rescind N/A Justification
September 14, 2018  Academic Affairs Article 9: Designations and Regents Awards (Renamed Regent Awards) Rescind/Revise Draft Justification
The following article and policy changes were effective upon approval by the Board of Regents on September 14, 2018.
September 14, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Article 1.D:  Ethical Conduct of the University of Colorado Community Revision Draft Justification
September 14, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Article 1.E:  Freedom of Expression New Draft Justification
September 14, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 1.C:  Principles of Ethical Behavior  Revision Draft Justification
September 14, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 1.D:  Freedom of Expression New Draft

Draft 2
Justification
September 14, 2018 Academic Affairs Article 7: Students 

Policy 7: Students
Revise/New Version 1.0 

Version 2.0
Justification
September 14, 2018 Employee Services Policy 10B:  No Affiliation with Discriminatory Organizations
Policy 10C:  Social Organizations that Discriminate Placed on Probation 
Policy 10D:  No Discrimination in Intercollegiate Athletics
Rescind N/A Justification
 
April 5, 2018 Budget and Finance Article 13:  Business and Finance
  Article 13.A Finance
Revise Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Article 1: University of Colorado Legal Origin, Mission, Policy Framework and Ethical Conduct
  Article 1.A: Establishment and Location
  Article 1.B: Establishment of University Campuses
  Article 1.C: Mission of the University of Colorado
  Article 1.C: University of Colorado Policy Framework (New)
  Article 1.D: Ethical Conduct of University of Colorado Employees
1.A/1.B Clean‐Up/Combine
1.C  Current Keep As Is/Clean‐Up/Renumber to 1.B
1.C New
1.D Revise
Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Article 2: The Regents of the University of Colorado
  Article 2.A: Organization and Powers
  Article 2.B: Meetings
  Article 2.C: University Seal
  Article 2.D: Amendments to the Laws of the Regents
2.A/ 2.B Revise

2.C/2.D Keep As Is/Clean‐Up Only
 
Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 1.A Preservation of Self‐Governing Responsibilities Revise Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 1.B Guiding Principles Revise Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.B : Regent Acceptance of Money from the University Revise Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.D: Regent General Study Sessions Eliminate N/A Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.E: Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Advisors to the
Board of Regents
Revise Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.G: Direct Expenditure Authorization via Board
Resolution
Keep As Is/Clean‐Up Only Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.H: Regent Travel Policy Keep As Is/Clean‐Up Only Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.J: Sexual Harassment
(PLEASE NOTE: Continuing policies and procedures relating to sexual harassment are contained in APS 5014-Sexual Misconduct and the Laws of the Regents, Article 10, Non-Discrimination.)
Eliminate Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.J Fiduciary Obligations New Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 Employee Services Policy 2K: Personnel Authority for Employees Exempt from the State Personnel System Revise Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.L: Public Comment at Committee Meetings of the
Whole Board and General Study Sessions of Board Meetings
Revise Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.M: Reprimand or Censure of a Board Member Revise Draft Justification
April 5, 2018 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.N: Approval, Revisions or Repeal of Regent Policy Keep As Is/Clean‐Up Only Draft Justification
           
February 8, 2018 Budget and Finance Article 12: Tuition, Fees, Scholarships, and Loans Revise Draft Justification
February 8, 2018 Budget and Finance Policy 12.A: Student Tuition Revise Draft Justification
February 8, 2018 Budget and Finance Policy 12.B: Student Fees Revise Draft Justification
February 8, 2018 Budget and Finance Policy 12.C: Student Financial Aid Revise Draft Justification
           
September 7, 2017 Employee Services Article 3: Officers of the University and Administration (Previously, Officers and University Staff) (PLEASE NOTE: Article 3.C.1(D)-Temporary Appointment to President remains in effect until reviewed as part of the NEW Policy 3.C-Searches for Officers of the University and a NEW TBD Regent Law or Policy on Professional Conduct.)

Policy 3: Officers of the University and Administration  (Previously, titled University Staff)
(PLEASE NOTE: NEW Policy 3.C-Searches for Officers of the University and NEW Policy 3.D-Searches for Officers of the Administration has been delayed. Current Policies 3.B,3.C,3.E, 3.E Appendix, 3.F and 3.I remain in effect.)
Keep/Move

Revise/Eliminate
Draft

Draft-No Redlines
Justification-Article 3

Justification-Policy 3
September 7, 2017 Employee Services Article 6: Staff

Policy 6: University and Classified Staff (Previously, titled Staff)
(New Section 6.B  delayed.  Current policy 3.F remains in effect.)
Revise Draft

Draft-No Redlines
Justification-Article 6

Justification-Policy 6
September 7, 2017 Employee Services Policy 11.A: Letter of Offer Move/Rescind Draft Justification
September 7, 2017 Employee Services Policy 11.G: Performance Management Program for Classified Staff Move/Rescind Draft Justification
September 7, 2017 Budget and Finance Article 13.B Fiscal Authority and Responsibility of Officers Keep As Is/Clean-Up Only Draft Justification
September 7, 2017 Budget and Finance Article 13.C Fiscal Authority and Responsibility of All Employees Keep As Is/Clean-Up Only Draft Justification
September 7, 2017 Budget and Finance Article 13.D Financial Records Keep As Is/Clean-Up Only Draft Justification
September 7, 2017 Budget and Finance Policy 13.C Approval of the University Risk and Insurance Management Program Keep As Is/Clean-Up Only Draft Justification
September 7, 2017 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.C: Regent Committees Revise Draft  
           
June 15, 2017
(Effective January 1, 2018)
Academic Affairs Article 4: Academic Organization and Program Planning (Previously, Organization of the Academic Units)

Policy 4: Organization of the Academic Units
Revise/Move/Eliminate Draft  Justification
June 15, 2017 Academic Affairs Article 8: Calendar and Commencements Eliminate N/A Justification
June 15, 2017
(Effective January 1, 2018)
Academic Affairs Article 9: Designations and Regents Awards (Previously, Degrees, Designations and Regents Awards) Move/Eliminate Draft Justification
           
April 6, 2017 University Counsel/Board Secretary Policy 2.F Posting of Meetings Revise Draft Justification
April 6, 2017 Budget and Finance Policy 13.E Fiscal Misconduct Keep As Is/Clean-Up Only Draft Justification
April 6, 2017 Budget and Finance Policy 13.F Gifts Benefiting the University of Colorado Keep As Is/Clean-Up Only Draft Justification
April 6, 2017 Other Policy 13.B Intercollegiate Athletics Revise Draft Justification
April 6, 2017 Other Policy 14.B Use of University's Name in Advertising Revise Draft Justification

Article 1: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LEGAL ORIGIN, MISSION, POLICY FRAMEWORK AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

  • Part A: Establishment and Location
  • Part B: Mission of the University of Colorado
  • Part C: University of Colorado Policy Framework
  • Part D: Reserved for Future Use
  • Part E: Freedom of Expression

Article 2: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

  • Part A: Organization and Powers
  • Part B: Meetings
  • Part C: University Seal
  • Part D: Regents Awards
  • Part E: Amendments to the Laws of the Regents

Article 3: OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY AND ADMINISTRATION

  • Part A: Officers
  • Part B: Officers of the University
  • Part C: Officers of the Administration
  • 3.C.1(D) Temporary Appointment to President

Article 4: ACADEMIC ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM PLANNING 

  • Part A: Academic Units
  • Part B: Degree Programs and Other Credentials

Article 5: FACULTY

  • Part A: Faculty Governance
  • Part B: Academic Freedom
  • Part C: Faculty Appointments and Tenure
  • Part D: Faculty Grievance

Article 6: STAFF

  • Part A: Staff Definitions
  • Part B: Staff Government

Article 7: STUDENTS

  • Part A: Admissions
  • Part B: Standards of Conduct
  • Part C: Academic Freedom
  • Part D: Student Government

Article 8: CONDUCT OF MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

  • Part A: Nondiscrimination
  • Part B: Ethical Conduct of the University of Colorado Community
  • Part C: Professional Employee Conduct

Article 9: RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE

Article 10: RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE

Article 11. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Part A: Salaries
  • Part B: Insurance and Leave Benefits
  • Part C: Retirement

Article 12: TUITION, FEES, SCHOLARSHIPS AND LOANS

  • Part A: Tuition and Fees
  • Part B: Scholarships and Loans

Article 13: BUSINESS AND FINANCE

  • Part A: Finance
  • Part B: Fiscal Authority and Responsibility of Officers
  • Part C: Fiscal Authority and Responsibility of All Employees
  • Part D: Financial Records

Article 14: PROPERTY AND FACILITIES

  • Part A: Property
  • Part B: Facilities

Article 15: TREASURY OF THE UNIVERSITY

1. University of Colorado Self-Governance, Guiding Principles and Freedom of Expression

Regent Policy 1

  1. Preservation of Self-Governing Responsibilities
  2. Guiding Principles
  3. Reserved for Future Use
  4. Freedom of Expression

2. Regents of the University

Regent Policy 2

  1. Conflict of Interest–Board of Regents
  2. Regent Acceptance of Money from the University
  3. Regent Committees
  4. Regents Awards
  5. Faculty, Staff, and Student Representatives to the Board of Regents
  6. Posting of Meetings
  7. Direct Expenditure Authorization via Board Resolution
  8. Regent Travel Policy
  9. Political and Social Expression by Regents
  10. Fiduciary Obligations
  11. Personnel Authority for Employees Exempt from the State Personnel System
  12. Public Comment at Committee Meetings of the Board
  13. Reprimand or Censure of a Board Member
  14. Approval, Revisions or Repeal of Regent Policy

3. Officers of the University and Administration

Regent Policy 3

  1. Definitions of Officers of the University
  2. Definitions of Officers of the Administration
  3. Searches for Administrators and Guidelines for the Appointment of Chief Officers of the University
  4. Reserved for Future Use
  5. Appointments of Officers of the University and Officers of the Administration 
  6. Evaluations for Officers of the University and Officers of the Administration
  7. Officer Emeritus/Emerita
  8. Reserved for Future Use
  9. Compensation for Administrative Officers Returning to Any Faculty Positions

4. Academic Organization and Program Planning

Regent Policy 4

  1. Administration and Governance of Academic Units
  2. Academic Planning and Accountability

5. Faculty

Regent Policy 5

  1. Faculty Governance 
  2. Academic Freedom
  3. Faculty Appointments
  4. Reappointment (to a tenure-track position), Tenure, and Promotion 
  5. Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Dismissal for Cause 
  6. Termination of Faculty Appointments Following Program Discontinuance
  7. Faculty Grievance
  8. Reserved for Future Use
  9. Reserved for Future Use
  10. Intellectual Property on Discoveries and Patents for their Protection and Commercialization
  11. Intellectual Property that is Educational Material

6. University and Classified Staff

Regent Policy 6

  1. Delegations of Authority
  2. Staff Recruitment
  3. Appointments of Staff​
  4. Evaluations for Staff

7. Students

Regent Policy 7

  1. Admissions
  2. Standards of Conduct
  3. Academic Freedom
  4. Student Government

8. Conduct of Members of the University Community

Regent Policy 8

  1. Principles of Ethical Behavior
  2. Professional Employee Conduct – University Staff

9. Reserved for Future Use

10. Nondiscrimination

Regent Policy 10

  1. Discrimination/Affirmative Action General Policy Statement and Long Range Goals (for the Boulder Campus)
  2. Reserved for Future Use
  3. Reserved for Future Use
  4. Reserved for Future Use
  5. Salary Review to Determine Inequities
  6. Reserved for Future Use
  7. Reserved for Future Use
  8. Portion of Letter to Representative Gonzalez Adopted by Regents
  9. Reserved for Future Use
  10. Reserved for Future Use
  11. Reserved for Future Use
  12. Reserved for Future Use
  13. Commitment to Needs of Persons with Disabilities
  14. Employee Communication with Regents - moved to the Regent Policy 8.A.8 effective 6/18/2020
  15. Reserved for Future Use
  16. Diversity

11. Compensation

Regent Policy 11

  1. Reserved for Future Use
  2. Faculty Salary
  3. University Staff Salary
  4. Deferred Compensation Prohibited
  5. Leave Policies for Faculty and Staff
  6. Benefits

12. Student Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Regent Policy 12

  1. Student Tuition
  2. Student Fees
  3. Student Financial Aid

13. Business and Finance

Regent Policy 13

  1. University Investments
  2. Intercollegiate Athletics Policy
  3. Approval of the University Risk and Insurance Management Program
  4. Defense and Indemnification of University of Colorado Employees 
  5. Fiscal Misconduct
  6. Gifts Benefiting the University of Colorado
  7. Contractual Indemnification of Contractors
  8. Limited Authority to Transfer Certain University Funds to Certain University Auxiliary Funds to Certain University Affiliated Entities
  9. Contracting Authority and Regent Notification

14. Property and Facilities

Regent Policy 14

  1. Use of the University Seal
  2. Use of University’s Name and Marks in Advertising and Marketing by External Entities
  3. Reserved for Future Use
  4. Authorization to Form and Contract with Nonprofit Corporation(s) for Developing Discoveries and Technologies of the University of Colorado
  5. Reserved for Future Use
  6. Reserved for Future Use
  7. Reserved for Future Use
  8. Reserved for Future Use
  9. Weapons Control
  10. Naming University Facilities