About University Policies
A University policy is an official statement expressing the position of the University on an issue of institution-wide importance. A policy guides the decisions and actions of the institution and is consistent with its mission. As such it meets the following criteria:
The administrative authority of the University and its governing boards has sanctioned it.
It has a broad institution-wide application.
It is a governing principle for both established and future activities of the University.
It exists to ensure consistency in University practice to conform with the University’s mission and goals, Federal and State legislation, collective bargaining agreements and other legal requirements.
If a policy fits these criteria, it is a University policy. If it does not, it is a departmental, office or unit policy or guideline.