College Constitutions & Bylaws

College constitutions are governed by Board of Regents Policy: College Constitutions. College constitutions must be consistent with all Board of Regents and other University policies and procedures. To the extent that any provision of a college constitution conflicts with a Board or other University policy or procedure, the Board or other University policy or procedure will govern.

The Executive Vice President and Provost approves collegiate constitutions and all subsequent amendments. To propose amendments to a collegiate constitution, the college should first note any consultation and approval process as stated in its constitution and/or bylaws. Upon approval by the dean, the revised constitution should be submitted to along with a description of and rationale for the amendments. The dean will be notified of of provostal approval and Provost Office staff will update the relevant documents in the policy library.

College Name and Abbreviation Constitution Bylaws Policies
Allied Health Programs, Center for (CAHP) Constitution (CAHP) Bylaws (CAHP)
Biological Sciences, College of (CBS) Constitution (CBS) See constitution
Continuing and Professional Studies, College of (CCPS) (Not applicable) (Not applicable)
Dentistry, School of (Dentistry) Constitution (Dentistry) Bylaws (Dentistry)
Design, College of (CDes) Constitution (CDes) Bylaws (CDes)
Education and Human Development, College of (CEHD) Constitution (CEHD) See constitution
Extension, University (Extension) Constitution (Extension) See constitution
Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs (HHH) Constitution (HHH) See constitution
Law School (Law) Constitution (Law)
Liberal Arts, College of (CLA) Constitution (CLA) See constitution
Libraries, University (Libraries) Constitution (Libraries) Bylaws (Libraries)
Management, Carlson School of (CSOM) Constitution (CSOM) Bylaws (CSOM)
Medical School (MED) Constitution (MED) Bylaws (MED)
Nursing, School of (SON) Constitution (SON) Bylaws (SON)
Public Health, School of (SPH) Constitution (SPH) Bylaws (SPH)
Science and Engineering, College of (CSE) Constitution (CSE) See constitution
Veterinary Medicine, College of (CVM) Constitution (CVM) See constitution

Each college on the Twin Cities campus has in place a constitution that establishes the internal governance structure for that college and per Board of Regents Policy: College Constitutions, “...embody the authority of colleges to govern their own educational and administrative affairs.”

Constitutions listed on this page have been reviewed by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, and have been voted upon by their collegiate faculty.