University Initiatives & Policy manages high-priority projects and the policy process for the University. The University’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Exploration, Adaptation, Inclusion, and Determination are foundational to our work. We partner with shared governance bodies and diverse constituencies across campus to advance the University’s purpose and mission through our projects and initiatives.  

Featured Projects

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Campus Safety Enhancements

University Initiatives & Policy is partnering with the Office of Public Safety and other key collaborators to improve campus safety for all students, employees, and visitors.

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Flexible Work Initiative

University Initiatives & Policy, Human Resources, and Staff Council teamed up to launch the Flexible Work Initiative, which included campus-wide surveys of staff and supervisors, a summer pilot program, focus groups, and the development of flexible work guidelines and resources.

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Parental Leave Expansion

In support of the University’s commitment to being a family-friendly place to work, learn, and grow, University Initiatives & Policy collaborated with Human Resources, a Parental Leave Working Group, and the Graduate College to expand parental leave for employees and graduate assistants.