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Office of Compliance


The Office of Compliance promotes ethical conduct and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies at UW-Madison.  We believe compliance is a shared responsibility, with every member of the university community understanding those responsibilities and being accountable for their actions.

The Office of Compliance provides program oversight for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA Privacy), Title IX of the Education Amendments, Wisconsin Public Records Law, and for providing fair and impartial employment and education discrimination complaint investigations (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act). The Office collaborates with campus partners to mitigate compliance risk and promote ethical conduct throughout the university community.


We envision a campus community in which every member adheres to ethical principles and compliance “right-doing” to advance the mission of the institution and its tradition of excellence.

Upcoming Events & News


    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions, McBurney Disability Resource Center, Associated Students of Madison (ASM), University Health Services (UHS), Office of Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar and the Bursar’s Office would like to welcome you …

  • Privacy, Confidentiality, and HIPAA in Practice

    This presentation will provide an overview of how privacy, confidentiality, and HIPAA apply to research. It will also provide detail on what the IRB is looking for regarding privacy and confidentiality concerns and how identifiability …

  • Lunch & Learn: Climate Justice

    Join Jessica LeClair, Clinical Instructor at UW-Madison SoN, and Megan Christenson, Epidemiologist at the Wisconsin Climate and Health Program at the Department of Health Services as we learn about the concepts of climate justice and …

  • Disability Justice 101 Workshop with Kay Barrett

    In partnership with McBurney Disability Resource Center and the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month Planning Committee is hosting a Disability Justice 101 workshop with performer Kay Barrett. …

  • An Evening with Angela Davis

    Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in …

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