The University of Tennessee’s policies apply to all campuses and institutes and provide university employees guidance to:

  • ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations
  • maintain adequate internal controls to safeguard the university’s assets
  • provide consistent management of resources transactions across the system
  • understand the university’s expectations for conducting university business and communicate these expectations to others as needed.


All system-wide policies have been migrated to PolicyTech. To access, click here:

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Public URLs: It is often desirable to embed links to a specific policy within an email, other websites, or external documents.  See instructions here.

PDF’s and public url’s of system-wide policies have been posted for the convenience of our readers.  Select documents by policy type.  The documents are exact reproductions of the policies published through the University’s official policy site, [PolicyTech Public Link].

Newest Policies / Recently Updated

Effective 11/2/2018:

BT0016 – Policy on Approval of Student Fees

New Section 3 added in compliance with Tuition Transparency and Accountability Act (2018) stating factors to be considered when developing recommendations to increase tuition and mandatory fees.

BT0020 – Investment Policies and Procedures

New Version: Reduces size of the investment advisory group from 10 to 8; Chair of Finance and Administration Committee (or committee member designated by the Chair) serves as Chair of the advisory group or appoints the Chair; Chair of Finance and Administration Committee appoints members of the advisory group; advisory group advises the President rather than the Treasurer; 3-year terms for members with one renewal; changes name of the advisory group to Investment Advisory Council to be more consistent with its function; various technical revisions to achieve consistency with current Bylaws of the Board and charter of the Finance and Administration Committee.

Effective 10/29/2018:

FI0130 – Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Several required items were added and others were clarified.

Effective 10/2/2018:

FI0500 – Creating and/or Modifying Vendor Information

The changes clarify the processing required.

Campus Policies Published in Production:

UT Chattanooga:

  • IT policies

UT Knoxville:

  • FI policies
  • IT policies
  • OP policies
  • SA policies

UT Martin:

  • FI policies
  • IT policies
  • SA policies

Effective October 2017, UT policies have been migrated and redirected to PolicyTech, a new document management system.