Welcome to the Office of Compliance

As a sub-unit of the Office of General Counsel within the division of Finance and Administration, we are committed to furthering the University's mission and strategic plan, while ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct across the enterprise.

Compliance Wardel

Are all aspects of Utah Valley University compliant with:

  • All Federal regulations
  • UVU policies and procedures
  • Grants management
  • Conflicts of interest of UVU personnel
  • Best practices
  • Multicultural activities
  • State regulations
  • Applicable laws
  • Risk management
  • Intellectual property
  • Affirmative action
  • Athletic standards
  • State Education requirements
  • Highest standards of ethical conduct
  • Research studies on human subjects (IRB)
  • Safety issues
  • Equal opportunity employment
  • etc.

The Office of Compliance reviews and attempts to resolve all these university requirements.


A comprehensive university compliance initiative is one that integrates and coordinates all significant requirements in which the University must comply by law, regulation, or other binding rules or agreements and that enables the administration, faculty, staff and students to better manage all operations and risks for which they are individually and collectively responsible by:

Coordinating the University's compliance assurance activities (laws, regulations, contractual requirements) as they pertains to contract and grants management;
Ensuring the University perspective is always present;
Assessing existing programs against the characteristics of compliance program best practices, and improving as necessary;
Providing information about and assessment of emerging compliance issues; and
Carrying out specific compliance support activities.

For assistance with compliance issues, contact the University Compliance Officer by phone at (801) 863-8245 or by e-mail at compliance@uvu.edu.