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.  A tutorial on how to copy a policy’s public URL has been posted.

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Newest Policies / Recently Updated

Published 1/16/2018 (new):

GE0001 – Policy Governing Issuance of System-wide Administrative Policies

New policy issued by the President to govern system-wide administrative policies in accordance with best practices, as recommended by the Office of Audit & Compliance after its review of system-wide Fiscal, HR, IT, and Safety policies.

Published 1/12/2018:

IT0123 – Security Awareness, Training, and Education

Adjusted policy to allow Campuses to designate the Workforce needing training.

Published 1/8/2018 (new):

BT0023 – Policy on Setting Faculty Salaries upon Conclusion of Administrative Appointments

Published 1/5/2018:

FI0725 – Use of University Vehicles

BT0006 – Policies Governing Academic Freedom Responsibility and Tenure

Effective 12/20/2017:

Fiscal Policy FI0620 – Capital Outlay

Effective 12/15/2017:

FI0310 – Receiving and Depositing Money



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