Bylaws of the University and its Units

 

University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws

The Faculty Senate now maintains the official and current copy of bylaws for all units of the university, and this website contains only current, approved bylaws.  Please note that minor changes may be made to formatting or correctness of content (title of a position, change in organizational structure, etc.) and the unit will be notified of said changes. To add bylaws to this website, please read the appropriate bylaws approval instructions below:

FOR COLLEGES AND OTHER MAJOR UNITS OF THE UNIVERSITY
FOR DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER BASIC UNITS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Submitting Previously Approved Bylaws:
Units whose current bylaws were approved before this electronic process was established must provide the Faculty Senate Office 1) an electronic version of the bylaws formatted in accordance with the new format standards (see "Development Process," above) and 2) the approval signature page or pages dated and signed by the appropriate authorities. For college and other major unit bylaws, those authorities must include the president. For department and other basic unit bylaws approved after October 4, 2008, those authorities must include the dean or equivalent administrator. For department and other basic unit bylaws approved on or prior to October 4, 2008, those authorities must include the president. Bylaws submitted without meeting these requirements will not be uploaded to this repository, and should be reapproved using the simplified electronic process described in the links above.

Note:  If a department or other basic unit (center, institute, program, school, etc.) chooses to develop written policies and procedures in place of or as well as bylaws, the policies and procedures require the same approval process as bylaws.

To check for older copies of bylaws, contact the University Archives.

Click HERE for answers to frequently asked bylaws questions.

Bylaws of the Units

Major Unit
Approval Date
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources
9-9-1997
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Department of
In Process
Natural Resources & Environmental Science, Department of
2-10-1996
College of Business
4-1-1997
Accounting & Computer Information Systems, Department of
10-26-2009
Economics, Department of
1-14-2013
Managerial Sciences, Department of
01-29-2009
College of Education
5-3-2006
College of Engineering
12-13-2013 to Dean for Approval
Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering, Department of
5-24-2011
Civil & Environmental Engineering, Department of
12-30-2010
Computer Science & Engineering, Department of
12-30-2010
Electrical & Biomedical Engineering, Department of
12-30-2010
Mechanical Engineering, Department of
5-25-2011
College of Liberal Arts
9-28-2006
Amendments In Process to Dean from Admin for revisions 5-21-2009
Anthropology, Department of
11-3-2008
Art, Department of
In Process - to dept 2-12-2010
from Dean for revisions
Center For Basque Studies
In Process to Dean 6-4-2010
Communication Studies
In Process - to CLA Planning Committee for review 12-2-2013
Criminal Justice, Department of
5-18-2011
English, Department of
2-9-1010
Foreign Languages & Literatures, Department of
7-23-2013
History, Department of
2-11-2010
Music, Department of
10-21-2010
Philosophy, Department of
12-1-2010
Political Science, Department of
2-14-2012
Psychology, Department of
3-23-2009
Psychology Policy - Faculty Annual Evaluation Committee
12-24-2009 
Sociology, Department of
1-27-2012
Theater and Dance, Department of
Women's Studies
College of Science
4-30-2006
Biology, Department of
Chemistry, Department of
Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Program
Geography, Department of
Geologic Sciences and Engineering, Department of
Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy
Hydrologic Sciences Program
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics, Department of
Mining Engineering, Department of
Physics, Department of
Seismology Laboratory
Cooperative Extension  
6-7-2000 Amendment in Process
Central/Northeast Area
1-17-2006
Southern Area
2-6-2009
Western Area
6-1-2001
Development and Alumni Relations
3-25-2011
Division of Health Sciences
Campus Recreation and Wellness
Center for Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)
Center for Program Evaluation
Gerontology Academic Program
In Process
Nevada Center for Ethics and Health Policy
Orvis School of Nursing
6-28-2010
Sanford Center for Aging
School of Community Health Sciences
6-7-2010
School of Medicine
5-15-2009
School of Social Work
3-5-2013
Graduate Council
4-3-2013
Libraries
In Process
Office of the President
Faculty Senate
11-3-2009
Office of the Provost
Northern Nevada International Center
12-2008
Research and Innovation
Reynolds School of Journalism
8-22-13
Student Services