Records that possess continuing value because they document the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, and essential transactions of institutions of higher education or protect the legal and financial rights of the state and persons directly affected by institutions of higher education must be retained permanently.
Official documents and records arising from university operations are to be retained and preserved for documentation and future references in compliance with recommendations and guidelines prescribed by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Records Management Division.
Many documents and records produced by OSU Institute of Technology (OSUIT) must be retained until official release based on disposition date or authorization can be secured. Other documents are required to be retained by federal laws which are applicable because of federal funding received by OSUIT.
This policy is to be used as a guideline for the retention, release to agencies or individuals when requested in the public interest and disposal of certain documents and records to provide adequate documentation required by state law and audit requirements.
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is a recognized leader in applied technology education and is known for world-class teaching facilities, partnerships with industry, and a nearly 100 percent career placement rate.