Policies & Procedures

For information about the University of Minnesota policies and resources, visit the University of Minnesota Policy Library. Please also review Medical School forms and templates as well as promotion and tenure resources.

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Campus Climate

The University contracts with a vendor that maintains a 24 hour reporting hotline that anyone can call to report known or suspected non-compliance involving the University. This service also maintains a website where employees can report their concerns. Reports may be made anonymously. The University refers to this anonymous reporting system as the UReport.

Any University community member can report a situation or conduct they believe violates a law, regulation or University policy. Examples of issues to report include, but are not limited to, theft; wage, benefit, or hours abuses; discrimination or sexual harassment; misuse of University property or equipment; violation of safety rules; OSHA or environmental abuse concerns; conflicts of interest; NCAA violations; and intentional misuse of the University’s network or computers.

Bias Response and Referral Network
The Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN), along with other campus partners, works to respond to bias incidents on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus in ways that support those most impacted, promote education and dialogue, and affirm the University's commitment to equity and diversity, free speech, and academic freedom. 

Members of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus community and visitors to campus can report bias incidents to the BRRN by:

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action was founded in 1972 to ensure that all University community members uphold federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, as well as University equal opportunity practices. The EOAA investigates complaints about discrimination; harassment, including sexual harassment; sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence; nepotism; and retaliation. The EOAA provides educational programming and is responsible for recommending changes and making revisions to relevant University policies and procedures.

To report discrimination, harassment, retaliation, nepotism, sexual assault, or Title IX violations, click here for reporting resources.

Office for Equity and Diversity
The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) reflects the University's view of equity and diversity as critical elements and core values in achieving excellence at a leading research institution. The OED supports the many communities and individuals at the University of Minnesota who may encounter barriers. Access the OED's full equity and diversity vision framework here.

Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) works to ensure that all University faculty, staff, and students have access and equal opportunities to enjoy campus life. UReturn, a division of the DRC, serves all University employees with any disability or medical condition requiring accommodations or workstation adjustments.

Office for Conflict Resolution
The Office for Conflict Resolution (OCR) provides both formal and informal conflict resolutions services to non-bargaining University faculty, staff, and students who are experiencing employment-related conflicts. The OCR serves all system campuses and is a neutral, independent office.