Welcome to the University Policy Office (UPO). The University Policy Office, in collaboration with policy owners, develops, oversees and maintains the University’s policy process; facilitates the development, review, approval, and maintenance of University-wide policies by partnering with policy owners to create, revise, and distribute University-wide policies; and acts as the official repository and point-of-contact regarding University-wide policies.

Please familiarize yourself with the policies of the University of North Texas. The contact persons identified on the policy description page should be the first contact point for any questions you may have. For questions about the policy development and approval process, please contact the University Policy Office at (940) 565-4535.

The official policies and procedures of the University of North Texas (UNT) are intended to provide general information.  UNT reserves the right to make changes at any time to reflect current board policies, administrative regulations and procedures and amendments required by state and federal law.  Information provided is subject to change without notice and does not constitute a contract between UNT and its faculty and staff. 

Policy updates

October 19, 2021
Use of Alcoholic Beverages

Updated link for Alcohol Use Request Form.

October 08, 2021
Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility

Revision updated the Policy Statement and added definitions to assist with policy clarity. Added language to specify the duty to promote diversity and inclusion and freedom of expression.

October 08, 2021
Faculty Retirement with Modified Service

Revision expanded the scope of the policy to include non-tenure system faculty with multi-year continuing term contracts. Added a definition for Unit Administrators. Modified grievance process.


August 30, 2016

In order to streamline access to the UNT policies, University Policy Office has developed a new numbering system. This system mirrors the one currently used for the Regents Rules.