A broad range of policies guide and govern the activities of the members of the University community. Policies connect the University mission to the everyday actions of the University community and clarify the University’s expectations for its individual members. 大学政策减轻了制度风险, enhance efficiencies and support the University’s compliance with laws and regulations. 大学政策 are intended to support a safe, 尊重和道德学习, living and work environment in compliance with the University’s mission and values and applicable Federal, state 以及当地法律.
Governance policies include the University's governing documents (articles of incorporation and bylaws), as well as policies relating to the delegation of governing or operational 由校董会或校长授权.
Academic and student policies include three areas of University policy. 首先,政策 that relate directly to the educational programs of the University. 第二,政策 that relate to financial assistance that is provided to students so as to facilitate 参与教育项目. 第三，与学生有关的政策 affairs, that is, the various activities that make up the community life of students 在大学.
政府 and operations policies relate to a wide range of activities of the University, ranging from civil rights matters, to data retention and security, to consumer information disclosures, intellectual property, and law enforcement.
The financial policies of the University relate primarily to the operation of the Business Office, including methods of payment, refund policies, and financial auditing.
The human resources policies of the University include policies that typically apply to all employees, including employment benefits, as well as policies that apply exclusively to a certain, defined groups of employees, such as faculty.
Information technology policies relate to the use of the University's information 技术系统.
The 总法律顾问办公室 coordinates the editing, review, issuance and archiving of University policy. This Policy Website is intended to ensure th在大学 community has ready access to well-articulated and understandable University policies. 新内容将被添加 并按批准更新. While 这个网页 is intended to include all significant University policies, the formal adoption of policy is a new and developing process. There may be applicable University policies that are not listed or linked through 这个网页. Individuals should inquire with appropriate University offices and departments about specific policies that may apply to specific activities. The absence of an applicable policy from 这个网页 does not excuse a member of the University 社区从遵守大学的政策. 个别院系 may have standards and guidelines, all of which must be consistent with University-wide policies.