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The bylaws lay out a broad overview of the university’s governance, structure and organization. Additional information about the university’s hierarchy of legal and policy requirements, authority and delegations, as well as institutional-wide policies and procedures can be located on the U-M Standard Practice Guide website.

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Bylaws updated: September 2018 (Addition of Sec. 2.075, Revision of Sec. 6.02, Sec 8.01, Sec. 8.02, and Sec. 11.66)