University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison established the Office of Compliance in 2016 to support compliance efforts across the university. The Office of Compliance is directly responsible for ensuring the University’s compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Wisconsin Public Records Law, the privacy portion of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Title IX, and to investigate allegations of discrimination.

The Office of Compliance also partners with external campus entities holding compliance responsibilities to meet our institutional compliance obligations and uphold our ethical standards in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and ethical best practices based on UW-Madison’s teaching, research and scholarly values and culture.

We look forward to working with you.

Cathy Trueba, Director, Office of Compliance; ADA Coordinator

Office of Compliance 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