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Compliance concerns are areas of activities, situations, and transactions regulated by federal, state or local laws and regulations that need to be considered as our institution does business.

General Data Protection

Replacing the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, the General Data Protection Regulation aligns data privacy laws across Europe as a means of data privacy protection and empowerment of all individuals in the EEA (European Economic Area) which includes the European Union. For more information about GDPR, click the button below.



Submit a GDPR Request

Please read the information about GDPR prior to submitting a request as those submitting a request must meet the criteria. No request will be processed without proper documentation.

Click on the button below to submit a GDPR request. Then click on the Need Help button on the itech webpage to create a workorder and upload required documentation.



NC-SARA logo

USM participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity, NC-SARA. To find out more about distance education authorization, click the button below. 


Professional Licensure

Each state licenses certain professions using unique requirements as overseen by the state's professional licensure board. To obtain a license in a state, you must comply with the standards that are in place at the time you apply for licensure. For more information about professional licensure, click the buttons below:


Alcohol and Drug Biennial Report

Why do we formulate an Alcohol and Drug Biennial report?

The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (Edgar Part 86) requires that institutions of higher learning provide evidence (every 2 years) that the institutions have developed policies, programs, and sanctions related to the use of alcohol and other drugs.  Included in these obligations is the obligation to provide an annual notification of our policies (i.e. Annual Alcohol and Drug Notification | Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center web page). Moreover, accurate and timely reporting is requiring for an institution to continue receiving Title IV Funding as set forth in the guide entitled Complying with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations.

Why do we collect data on programming?

USM collects information to evaluate our Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention efforts.

Why do we report on health-related programming instead of just reporting programming specifically related to alcohol and drugs?

All health related programming encourages healthier living, which would include avoiding alcohol and drugs as part of an overall healthy lifestyle.  

What type of data is collected in the report?

Among the information collected is a description of the program, who the program was open to (e.g. faculty, staff, students, or all), and the results of any participant satisfaction surveys.

Where can I access USM's last Alcohol and Drug report?

The most recent Biennial report can be accessed on The Annual Alcohol and Drug Notification web page.

Where can I go to submit information about the health related programming that I recently provided?

Please fill out the USM Campus Health Programming Reporting Form