Retired Policies

  • Policy 02-18-01 - Athletic Council Constitution

    *Policy retired as of September 8th, 2023

    Athletic Council Constitution



    The Council shall be composed of the following 13 members:

    1. Six faculty members (it shall be the policy as a general rule to make appointments from the ranks of teaching, research and extension faculty);
    2. The faculty member appointed by the President as Faculty Representative to the Intercollegiate Conferences, ex officio;
    3. The Director of Athletics, ex officio;
    4. The Director of Alumni Relations, ex officio;
    5. The Controller, ex officio;
    6. Two Alumni Members;
    7. The President of Student Government, ex officio.

    The faculty members shall be appointed by the President, subject to the approval of the Academic Senate. Three shall be appointed each year to serve a two-year term. An alumni member shall be nominated by the Alumni Varsity Club and the second by the Alumni Advisory Council. Both alumni members are to be recommended by the Alumni Advisory Council to the President for appointment. Alumni members shall not be employees of Michigan State University.

    Terms of office shall begin on July 1 following the member's appointment or election.

    Vacancies occurring during the term of any member shall be filled by appointment by the President in the case of faculty, and upon the recommendation of the Director of Alumni Relations in the case of alumni.


    The officers of the Council shall be a chairperson, vice chairperson, and a secretary. The Director of Alumni Relations shall serve as secretary. The Faculty Representative to the Intercollegiate Conference shall serve as chairperson. The vice chairperson shall be elected at the first regular meeting following July 1 and will take office immediately to serve a one-year term.


    1. Rule on eligibility of students for intercollegiate competition.
    2. Vote on intercollegiate conference legislation under the terms of the White Resolution.
    3. Vote on National Collegiate Athletic Association legislation requiring faculty action.
    4. Review schedules and develop schedule policy.
    5. Control complimentary ticket allocation.
    6. Determine ticket prices and policies.
    7. Determine athletic contest television and radio policy.
    8. Determine athletic awards policy.
    9. Serve in an advisory capacity to the University administration on matters of intercollegiate athletic policy.
    10. Serve in an advisory capacity to the Athletic Director on such matters as the Director may refer to the Council.
    11. Serve in an advisory capacity to the Faculty Representative concerning special matters requiring faculty action on the Big Ten or National Collegiate Athletic Association.
    12. Determine what sports shall be part of the intercollegiate athletic program.


    1. The Director of Athletics shall advise the Council as to the development of the athletic program at each regular meeting.
    2. The Faculty Representative shall advise the Council as to relationships with other members of the Big Ten and on all matters requiring faculty action at each regular meeting.


    The Council will meet during the first month of the fall, winter, and spring terms and at such other times as the chairperson may determine.

    Enacted: 11/19/55

    Amended: 1/3/56

    Retired: 7/8/23


  • Policy 06-09-02 - Student Traffic Fines Loan Fund

    *Policy retired as of September 8th, 2023

    Student Traffic Fines Loan Fund


    Fines paid by students for violations of student motor vehicle regulations shall be placed in a student loan fund.

    Enacted: 11/20/39

    Retired: 7/8/23


  • Policy 06-05-01 - Computer Policy

    *Policy retired as of September 8th, 2023

    Computer Policy


    It was recommended that the Board of Trustees approve a computer policy under which

    1. all undergraduate students who matriculate with less than sophomore standing during or after Fall 2001 will be expected to equip themselves with a computer that can be attached to the Internet at appropriate speeds, and
    2. all undergraduate students who matriculate with more than sophomore standing during or after Fall 2003 will be expected to equip themselves with a computer that can be attached to the Internet at appropriate speeds.

    In establishing this policy, the Board understands that the current standard for Internet connectivity is speeds of at least 10 million bits per second (which represents Ethernet direct connection speeds). The Board delegates to the administration the authority to update this policy on an on-going basis to reflect emerging technology. The Provost will provide reports of such changes to the Trustee Policy Committee.

    Enacted: 2/15/00

    Retired: 7/8/23


  • Policy 01-07-02 - Investments - Republic of South Africa

    *Policy retired as of September 8th, 2023

    Investments-Republic of South Africa


    A Resolution of the Michigan State University Trustees Concerning Sanctions against the Republic of South Africa

    Whereas, the Trustees with the faculty, staff and students of Michigan State University, in common with millions of people around the world, have sought to support their common cause with the peoples of South Africa in eliminating discrimination on the basis of race, creed, and gender;

    Whereas, since 1978, the Michigan State University has supported the struggle against the apartheid system of racial discrimination in South Africa through education research, and extension, including conferences, workshops, and publications;

    Whereas, the Transitional Executive Council of South Africa has announced elections in April 1994 in which, for the first time, all South Africans will be eligible to vote;

    Whereas, representatives of the majority peoples of South Africa have called on all the friends of South Africa to end economic and cultural sanctions in light of the irreversibility of the process which they believe will create in 1994 a majority-rule and democratic government to represent all the people of South Africa;

    Therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University:

    Hereby revokes its resolutions passed in 1978 sanctioning South Africa and divesting from corporations operating in the Republic of South Africa;

    Hereby urges the Michigan State University Foundation to undertake a similar revocation of its resolutions sanctioning South Africa;

    Calls on the corporations, public and private institutions, and individuals in Michigan to re-engage with South Africa to seek to build educational and citizen exchange as well as foreign trade and investment between the two peoples as the foundation for a more just, prosperous, and democratic non-racial South Africa;

    Urges the faculty, staff, and students of Michigan State University, through its departments, centers, and institutes, to continue and to increase their activities to assist in the educating and training of disadvantaged South Africans and to assist the State of Michigan in establishing and enlarging such educational, trade, financial, and citizen exchange as is helpful in building a non-racial and democratic South Africa and increasing the foreign trade and linkages of the State of Michigan;

    Urges all corporations, institutions, and individuals in Michigan to continue to honor the special United Nations sanctions against South Africa relating to arms, nuclear matters, and oil, until those sanctions are revoked by the Security Council of the United Nations;

    Calls on all those who re-invest in South Africa to abide by the Code of Conduct of the South African Council of Churches (attached), as revised from the Platform of Guiding Principles for Foreign Investors of the African National Congress and the Congress of South African Trade Unions,

    States unequivocally that these actions to end sanctions and to re-engage with South Africa do not constitute a recognition of the white minority government as though it were representative of all the people of South Africa; and,

    Asserts that the Trustees of Michigan State University, as representatives of the people of Michigan, stand ready to re-impose our acts of sanction if we are called to do so by the democratic movement of South Africa because of any interference with the orderly progress to democracy and majority rule by the present or succeeding government or other powerful minority forces in South Africa.

    Enacted: 3/31/78

    Amended: 12/8/78, 12/3/82, 11/19/93

    Retired: 7/8/23