University Rules

The rules of the University of Cincinnati are categorized into seven divisions. To view a list of rules in each division, simply click on that division title.

Administration (Division 10)

Affirmative action; Board of trustees bylaws; Conduct and ethics; Development; Emergency closures; Organization; Patents and copyrights; Records; Research; Safety; Sales and solicitation; University committees

Business and Finance (Division 20)

Accounting; Collections; Contracts; Fees; Insurance; Investments; Payroll

Personnel (Division 30)

Benefits; Classification; Compensation; Compensation and attendance; Conduct and discipline; Employment; Grievance; Human Resources Organization; Performance evaluation and probation; Records; Retirement; Termination; Time off from work; Work hours

Students (Division 40)

Conduct, rights and responsibilities; Financial aid; Health services; Health services; Identification; International students; Military service; Registration; Student organizations; University health services

Academic (Division 50)

Academic freedom; Appointments/promotion/tenure; College of applied science; College of business administration; College of design, architecture, art, and planning (DAAP); College of education; College of engineering; College of evening and continuing education (CECE); College of law; College of medicine; College of nursing and health; College of pharmacy; College-conservatory of music; Colleges and divisions; Degrees and certificates; Evening college; Libraries; McMicken college of arts and sciences; Professional practice; Research; School of social work; The graduate school; University college; University faculty; University of Cincinnati Clermont college; University of Cincinnati Blue Ash college

Property (Division 60)

Management control; Scheduling; Vehicles

Auxiliary (Division 70)

Athletics; Bookstore; Parking; Residence halls; Tangeman university center


The official copy of the Rules of the University of Cincinnati is maintained in the Office of the Board of Trustees, Room 614 University Pavilion, West Campus. The text of the Rules has been reproduced on our website as a convenience to students, faculty and staff of the University and the general public. While every effort has been made to ensure that the web version is accurate and current, users of the web version are advised that in the case of a discrepancy, the text found in the official copy of the Rules controls. Information online pertains to current rules only. Please contact the Trustees Office for archived rules.