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Policy 10-002: University Flag Policy

Revision #0. Effective date: May 13, 1996

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  1. Purpose and Scope
  2. Definitions
  3. Policy
  4. Policies/ Rules, Procedures, Guidelines, Forms and other Related Resources
  5. References
  6. Contacts
  7. History


  1. Purpose and Scope‌

    1. Purpose.

      To establish university Policy relating to the official display of the flag of the United States of America.

    2. Scope.


  2. Definitions‌


  3. Policy‌

    1. The U.S. flag at the center of Presidents' Circle is considered the official flag of the university.

    2. U.S. flags are also flown at Fort Douglas and at University Hospital. Other permanent installations of U.S. flags may not be established without the express written consent of the president of the university.

    3. Public Law 94-344 shall govern the proper use and display of the flag.

    4. The flag, when flown 24 hours a day, shall be illuminated at night.

    5. The flag will only be lowered on orders of the president of the university and will not routinely be lowered on the occasion of death of faculty, students or staff.

    6. The Public Safety department is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the flags at Presidents' Circle and Fort Douglas. Hospital Customer Service is responsible for the flag at University Hospital.

      Parts IV-VII of this Regulation are regulations resource information – the contents of which are not approved by the Academic Senate or Board of Trustees and are to be updated from time to time as determined appropriate by the cognizant Policy Officer and the Institutional Policy Committee, as per Policy 1-001 and Rule 1-001.

  4. Policies/ Rules, Procedures, Guidelines, Forms and other Related Resources‌

    1. Policies/ Rules. [reserved]

    2. Procedures, Guidelines, and Forms. [reserved]

    3. Other Related Resources.

  5. References‌

    1. Public Law 94-244 Federal Flag Code

  6. Contacts‌

    The designated contact officials for this regulation are

    1. Policy Owner(s) (primary contact person for questions and advice): Executive Assistant to the President

    2. Policy Officer(s): President of the University

      See Rule 1-001 for information about the roles and authority of policy owners and policy officers.

  7. History‌

    1. Current version. Revision 0.

      1. Approved by the Board of Trustees May 13, 1996 with effective date of May 13, 1996.

      2. Editorial Revisions

        a. Editorially revised November 30, 2023 to be moved to the current University regulation template.

    2. Previous versions. [reserved]

    3. Renumbering

      1. Renumbered from Policy and Procedures Manual 1.7.

Last Updated: 11/30/23