University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Compliance at UW-Madison

Compliance is the action of understanding and adhering to prescribed laws, regulations, standards and policies. At UW-Madison, as is true throughout all of higher education, compliance impacts virtually every aspect of our instructional, research, and service endeavors.

Compliance is not policing behavior or looking for “wrong-doing”. It is an institutional commitment to establish a culture of “doing right”.


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Director’s Welcome

The University of Wisconsin-Madison established the Office of Compliance in 2016 to support compliance efforts across the university.


Program Areas

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Creating an accessible and inclusive experience for all members of the campus community

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Equal Opportunity Complaint Investigation

Conducting impartial and thorough investigations of complaints of discrimination

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Protecting the privacy and security of health information

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Title IX

Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in university programs and activities

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Public Records

Meeting our statuary obligation to provide all persons the greatest possible access to the public records of the university

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Institutional Compliance

Promoting a campus-wide culture of compliance and ethical conduct