The By-Laws of the
University of Connecticut

 The By-Laws of the University of Connecticut outline the organization of the Board of Trustees, and define the officers of the University and their roles and responsibilities.

They also outline:

  • membership, functions, officers, meetings, etc., of the schools and colleges, divisions, centers and institutes, and departments of the University, and the University Senate;
  • procedures regarding faculty and staff, including academic appointment and tenure, professional staff loads, termination, retirement, grievances, etc.;
  • general policies and practices of the University including naming of facilities, intellectual property, establishment of regional campuses, student organizations, etc.;
  • and criteria for awarding honorary degrees.
The By-Laws, Rules
and Regulations of the University Senate

According to The By-Laws of the University of Connecticut, The University Senate is a legislative body responsible for establishing minimum rules and general regulations of the educational program and mission of the institution, excluding the University of Connecticut Health Center, that are not reserved to the Board of Trustees, to the administration, to the Graduate Faculty Council, or to the several faculties. The University Senate shall be regularly consulted by the Administration on matters pertaining to the Senate’s purview.

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The By-Laws available on this page have wide-spread applicability across the University. Additional By-Laws may be applicable to certain populations across the University.