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Laws & Regulations

Portland State University (PSU) is one of the public universities comprising the Oregon University System (OUS). It is governed primarily by PSU administrative rules and policies, OUS administrative rules and policies, and statutes of the State of Oregon. In addition, federal law regulates and affects various aspects of the University’s operations. Below are links to some of the most relevant laws and regulations:

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Oregon Administrative Rules – Portland State University (Chapter 577)
Portland State University Policies
Signature Authority

OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Oregon Administrative Rules – Oregon University System (Chapter 580)
Oregon State Board of Higher Education Policies
Internal Management Directives

STATE OF OREGON

Oregon Revised Statutes
   High Education Chapters 351, and 352
Oregon Administrative Rules
Election/Campaign Law for Public Employees
Government Ethics Law
Employee Defense and Indemnification
Oregon Public Records Law
Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA)

FEDERAL

Export Control Regulations

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)
Copyright Law
Title VI, Title VII and Title IX