Guidance for Preparing Bylaws for Centers and Institutes

This is a generic set of bylaws intended to guide you in preparing bylaws appropriate for your center or institute. It is strongly suggested that you adhere to the basic language in the template (doc), though certain sections may be altered or deleted as appropriate.

Please note that a center or institute has a choice of reporting structures. It may report to the department head or college dean, or, if interdisciplinary, to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. You should choose the structure that makes the most sense for the activities of your center or institute, then select the language in the bylaws that most closely fits the model you have chosen.

If you require assistance with this document, please contact the Office of Research and Economic Development.

Template for Bylaws for Centers and Institutes (doc)