Policies By Categories

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Students

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
Student E-mail Policy Operations and Finance Information Technology
Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Affairs
Registrar's Policy and Procedure for Transcript Notation per New York Education Law 129-B Compliance with NYS Education Law Article 129-B with regard to transcript notation University Registrar Records Office
Non-Discrimination Statement Described is the University's Non-Discrimination Statement Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Library Copyright Policy Describes library's approach to copyright issues Academic Affairs Library
Library Code of Conduct Describes the code of conduct for all library users Academic Affairs Library
Writing Center Describes the services and procedures provided of the Writing Center Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Judicial Records Retention Policy Dictates the procedures and guidelines for maintaining judicial records Student Affairs Student Affairs
Administrative Search Policy Dictates the procedures and guidelines for searches of student's room Student Affairs Student Affairs
Enforcement of Parking Enforcement of university parking regulations University Student Affairs Campus Safety
Athletics' Concussion Management Establish concussion management protocols University Athletics Athletics Office
Library Grievance Policy Explains how patron grievances are handled. Academic Affairs Library
Confidentiality Assurances Medical Services Explains the confidentiality procedures that student health services uses when interacting with students. Student Affairs Health Services
Continuing Education General Guidelines Explains the general guidelines for Continuing Education classes. Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Continuing Education
Continuing Education General Guidelines for Instructors Explains the general guidelines for Instructors of Continuing Education classes. Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Academic Affairs
Suggestions, Complaints, and Grievances Medical Services Explains the procedures and guidelines for anyone making a suggestion, complaint, or grievance regarding medical services. Student Affairs Health Services
Study Abroad Financial Aid Policy Explains the procedures and guidelines for students receiving financial aid for the purpose of studying abroad Academic Affairs Study Abroad Academic Affairs
NUSTEP FERPA Policy Explains the rights NUSTEP students have under FERPA Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Continuing Education
Discrimination & Harassment Forbidding harassment and discrimination and setting the procedure for reporting University Equity & Inclusion President's Office
Library Group Study Rooms Governs the use of library group study rooms Academic Affairs Library
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Guidance regarding use of university technology University EVP Information Technology
Incomplete Grade Policy for Undergraduates and Graduates Incomplete Grade Policy for Undergraduates and Graduates Student Affairs Academic Senate Academic Affairs
NU Survey (Map) 2015 Official Survey and Map of NU property, including the Main Campus and Parkway Lands University General Counsel President's Office
Dining Commons Use Policy Policy and guidance for arranging events in the Clet Dining Commons University Operations & Finance Center for Events & Mgmt Dev.
Disability Grievance Policy Policy and Procedure for reporting a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act University University Other
(Undergraduate) Repeat a Course Policy and procedure to re-take a course Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Last Date of Attendance Policy for assigning the last date of attendance at classes for withdrawal and refund purposes Academic Affairs Academic Senate Academic Affairs
Financial Aid OSAP Policy Policy to administer Ontario Financial Aid Appendices Financial Aid Financial Aid
Continuing Education Fee Agreement Provides a copy of the Continuing Education Fee Agreement Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Academic Affairs
Student-Athlete Transfer Policy Set the policy and procedure governing student-athlete transfer from NU to another institution Appendices Athletics Athletics Office
IRB Policy & Canadian rules Set the policy for human subject research both in the US and Canada Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
Mandated Counseling Sets Counseling Services' view on mandated counseling. Student Affairs Counseling Services
Walking at Graduation Sets graduation and commencement requirements Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
University-funded Travel Sets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU University Controller Controllers Office
Temporary Medical Parking Permits Sets procedure and guidelines for anyone who require special consideration related to parking. Student Affairs Health Services
First Semester Transfer Students Sets scholarship potential for first-semester transfer students Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Admissions
Academic Integrity Sets standards and procedures for Academic Integrity Academic Affairs Academic Integrity Academic Affairs
Grade Appeal Sets structure and guidelines for Grade Appeals Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Student-Owned Intellectual Property Sets student ownership of original works of authorship or invention Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
University Withdrawal Policy Sets the costs and procedures associated with withdrawal from classes. Operations and Finance Controller Student Accounts
Health Center Emergencies Sets the emergency procedures for student patients arriving in the Health Center with urgent health conditions Student Affairs Health Services
Study Abroad Behavior Contract Sets the expected behavior of students who are participating in a study abroad program Academic Affairs Study Abroad Academic Affairs
Study Abroad Program General Guidelines Sets the general guidelines for the Niagara University Study Abroad Program. Academic Affairs Study Abroad Academic Affairs
Study Abroad Policy for ROTC scholarship cadets Sets the guidelines for a ROTC scholarship recipient studying abroad Academic Affairs Study Abroad Academic Affairs
Niagara University Research Council Student Guidelines Sets the guidelines for graduate and undergraduate students participating in research supported by Research Council grants Academic Affairs Research Council Executive Vice Presidents Office
Study Abroad Credit Overload Policy Sets the guidelines for students who participate in a study abroad program that has more than 16 credit hours Academic Affairs Study Abroad Academic Affairs
NUSTEP Mid-Term Policy Sets the mid-term procedures for a NUSTEP course Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Continuing Education
Study Abroad Exchange Student Eligibility Sets the Niagara University study abroad exchange guidelines Academic Affairs Study Abroad Academic Affairs
Cash Handling Policy Sets the policy for handling cash transactions at the university Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Power Path Policy Sets the policy for use, maintenance, and coordination with NYPA regarding the Power Path University Campus Safety/Keirnan Center/Facilities/Planning Executive Vice Presidents Office
Diploma At Graduation Sets the policy for who can award a diploma at graduation (President, or other under certain circumstances) Academic Affairs Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Descriptions of Registration Holds Sets the possible holds on a student account and how to remove each one. Operations and Finance Controller Student Accounts
First-Year and at Risk Student-Athlete Counseling Sets the procedures and guidelines for Academic Services provided to student athletes Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Access & Accommodations: Individuals with Disabilities Ontario Education Program Sets the procedures and guidelines for accommodating individuals with disabilities in the Ontario Education Program Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Admissions for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines for Admissions involving Students with Disabilities Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Snowstorms and Significant Weather Events, Assistance for Students with Permanent or Temporary Disab Sets the procedures and guidelines for assisting Students with disabilities during inclement weather Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Auxiliary Aids and Services Sets the procedures and guidelines for Auxiliary Aids and Services provided by Academic Support Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Course Substitutions and Modification Sets the procedures and guidelines for Course Substitutions and Modifications for Students with Disabilities Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Disability-related Housing Requests Sets the procedures and guidelines for Disability-related Housing Requests Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Satisfactory Academic Progress Sets the procedures and guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Note taking Accommodations Sets the procedures and guidelines for students with disabilities receiving note taking accommodations Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Academic Success Program Sets the procedures and guidelines for the Academic Success Program Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Divisional Support Program Sets the procedures and guidelines for the Divisional Support Program Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Peer Tutoring Service Sets the procedures and guidelines for use of Peer Tutoring Services Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Eligibility for Services and Documentation Guidelines Sets the procedures and guidelines for verification and reception for Students with a disability Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Refusal of Medical Advice and Treatment Sets the procedures and guidelines if someone refuses service Student Affairs Health Services
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Appointments at Student Administration & Operations Sets the procedures for making appointments at student Administration & Operations. Student Affairs Health Services
Registration with a Prior Balance Sets the procedures for restricting registration when a student has an outstanding balance on their account. Operations and Finance Controller Student Accounts
Elevator Breakdowns On Campus Sets the procedures in place if an elevator breaks down on campus Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
No Show Counseling Appointments Sets the procedures taken when students, do not cancel and do no show up to an appointment. Student Affairs Counseling Services
Students with Special Diets Sets the procedures, guidelines, and accommodations for Students who have special dietary concerns due to a medical reason Student Affairs Health Services
Sexual Misconduct Policy Sets the process for handling sexual misconduct, per Title IX, VAWA, Clery, and NY Education Law 29B University Title IX Coordinator Executive Vice Presidents Office
Confidentiality of Counseling Sets the reason for upholding a student's counseling session as confidential, as well as describes the times when confidentiality must be violated. Student Affairs Counseling Services
Scope of Services Sets the types of concerns for which counseling services can and cannot provide mental Administration & Operations Student Affairs Counseling Services
Study Abroad Statement of Liabilities Sets the University's liability for students when they travel abroad Academic Affairs Study Abroad Academic Affairs
Alcohol Policy Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Alcohol Student Affairs Student Affairs
Drug/Illegal Substance policy Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Drugs and Illegal Substances Student Affairs Student Affairs
Hazing Policy Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Hazing Student Affairs Student Affairs
Parent/Guardian Notification Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding parental notification Student Affairs Student Affairs
Student Disciplinary Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding student disciplinary matters Student Affairs Student Affairs
Sanctions Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Student sanctions Student Affairs Student Affairs
NUSTEP Withdrawal Policy Sets the withdrawal procedures for a NUSTEP course Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Continuing Education
Application: B.P.S. Program offered in Ontario Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) program must meet certain criteria to advance in the program. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Education
Service & Emotional Support Animals The broadly inform community members of the procedure for respectfully addressing the needs of those who use service and emotional support animals University ADA Coordinator Human Resources
Building Access for Non-Resident Space The Building Access Policy is developed to ensure the safety and security of our students, staff, and faculty as well as to safeguard Niagara University's assets and personal property Student Affairs Campus Safety
Missing Student Notification Policy & Procedure The comply with the "missing student" requirements of the Clery Act and ensure there is a routine procedure for addressing missing students Student Affairs Campus Safety Campus Safety
Students Called to Active Military Duty The following policies and procedures have been developed to assist students who are called to active military duty during a semester. Executive Vice President Records Office
Contracts Policy The policy and procedure for authorized contract signers, procedure for finalizing contracts, access to copies of contracts, and the storage of contracts University GC Office President's Office
Whistleblowing The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources University General Counsel President's Office
Study Abroad Crisis Plan This policy addresses the guidelines and procedures that the University has in place to help minimize risk for students studying abroad Academic Affairs Study Abroad Academic Affairs
"No Show" Appointments Administration & Operations This policy addresses the procedure to cancel a Health Services appointment. It also addresses the repercussions when appointments are not kept. Student Affairs Health Services
Confidentiality of Client Medical Records This policy dictates the controls in place for the access of Student Medical Information Student Affairs Health Services
Study Abroad Program not affiliated with Niagara University This policy dictates the guidelines for students participating in a unaffiliated study abroad program Academic Affairs Study Abroad Academic Affairs
Intellectual Property This policy dictates the ownership of intellectual property generated through University Research University/ Overseen by General Counsel General Counsel President's Office
After Hours Care for Emergencies This policy dictates the procedures and guidelines for students who need care when the health center is closed Student Affairs Health Services
Hours of Operation and Accessibility of Student Health This policy dictates the procedures and publication of the Niagara University Student Health Center Student Affairs Health Services
Administratively Withdrawing Students This policy discusses the procedures for administratively withdrawing students who have not attended classes Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Records Office
Transportation for Medical Reasons This policy discusses the University's transportation of Students for non-emergency medical reasons. Student Affairs Health Services
Undergraduate students not in 4 + 1 programs taking graduate coursework. This policy enables qualified undergraduate students not in an approved 4 + 1 program to take up to two graduate courses in their senior year. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Records Office
Availability of Services at Student Administration & Operations This policy exists to make Students aware of the existence, location, and services available through the Student Health Center Student Affairs Health Services
Eligibility for Student Health Services This policy helps to provide a list of students that are eligible to use University Administration & Operations Student Affairs Health Services
Weapons on Campus Policy This policy is designed to identify and prevent unauthorized weapons on campus. Student Affairs Campus Safety
Campus Illness and Accident Emergencies Administration & Operations This policy is to ensure that students, who have illnesses or injuries outside of the Health Center, but on campus, will have access to quality emergency care. Student Affairs Health Services
Graduate Repeat Course Policy This policy outlines the circumstances under which a graduate student may repeat a course taken at Niagara University and when this course replaces the grade for the same course previously taken at Niagara University. Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
BBA/MBA - Undergraduate students taking graduate coursework. This policy outlines which undergraduate students are entitled to take graduate courses under the approved 5-year BBA/MBA program in professional accountancy. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Records Office
BS/MS Criminal Justice Undergraduate students taking graduate coursework. This policy outlines which undergraduate students are entitled to take how many graduate courses under the approved 5-year BS/MS program in criminal justice. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Records Office
Seizure Protocol This policy provides guidelines to help accommodate student's suffering from seizures. Student Affairs Health Services
Smoking Policy This policy, in compliance with the New York State Public Health Law, dictates the University's smoking policy University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office
Clery Compliance Policy To clarify the various roles and responsibilities for Clery and Campus Security law compliance University General Counsel President's Office
Kerry Rose Law To comply with NYS Education Law 6348 Executive Vice President Campus Safety Campus Safety
Credit Card Marketing on Campus To comply with NYS Education Law 6437 University General Counsel Campus Activities
Faculty-Lead Student Trips To coordinate the resources and policies needed to assist faculty in leading student trips University PPRC President's Office
Semester Credit Hour Policy and Compliance To define the University's policy on the assignment of semester credit hours and the method by which the University’s compliance with credit hour assignment is assured. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Admissions
Incoming Transfer Credit Acceptance Policy To define the University's policy on the recognition of academic credits earned at other institutions and applying same towards the completion of Niagara University degree programs. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Admissions
Chemical Hygiene Policy 2014 To ensure compliance with applicable regulations University NA Business Services
Athletic Aid Appeal Board To ensure student athletes have an NCAA-compliant method to appeal the loss of athletic aid or denial of a one-time transfer Student Affairs Financial Aid & Student Affairs Student Affairs
2014-15 Student Athlete Code of Conduct To ensure student-athlete awareness of the behavior expectations of being a student-athlete University Athletics Atheltics Office
Dean of Students Judicial Records Retention Policy To ensure students are aware of the retention of their judicial records Student Affairs Dean of Students Student Affairs
Procurement (Business Services) To establish the guidelines for procurement and ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-110 University Business Services
Placement Protocol 2013 To place incoming freshman students into appropriate writing and math courses. Academic Affairs Academic Support
Student Leave of Absence Policy To set the policy and procedure for medical and personal leaves of absence by students. Military leave is covered by a separate policy. University Dean of Students Student Affairs
Narcan Policy To set the policy and procedure for on-campus administration of Narcan to fight opiate overdose University Student Health Services Student Affairs
Energy Policy To set the policy for energy-saving measures and comply with the Presidents' Climate Commitment University Sustainability Committee Facility Services
Trademark Policy To set the terms for protecting and using all University-owned Trademarks Executive Vice President Public Relations Public Relations
University Policy on Maintaining eligibility in the B.P.S. program University Policy on Maintaining eligibility in the B.P.S. program Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Education
Service Animals With the passing and publication of the University Policy Regarding Emotional Support and Service Animals in March 2014, this policy and procedures are meant to provide additional guidance and details regarding students with service animals. Academic Affairs Academic Support

Employment & Workplace

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
Model Camp Safety Plan A template to modify as needed per the Camps & Clinics for Minors Policy ; Modifications not to be used without officer approval University Operations President's Office
Chemical Exposure Response Broad guidelines in response to chemical exposure Operations and Finance Business Services
Registrar's Policy and Procedure for Transcript Notation per New York Education Law 129-B Compliance with NYS Education Law Article 129-B with regard to transcript notation University Registrar Records Office
Bereavement Leave Described is the policy concerning Bereavement Compensation and time off procedures for all eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Survivor Benefits Described is the University's Policy on providing benefits to a surviving spouse and/or dependent child(ren) in the event of the death of a University employee. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Enforcement of Parking Enforcement of university parking regulations University Student Affairs Campus Safety
Non-Fraternization Policy Explains both guidelines and procedures regarding Intra-University relationships University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office
Discrimination & Harassment Forbidding harassment and discrimination and setting the procedure for reporting University Equity & Inclusion President's Office
Personal Days (Full-Time non-exempt) Guidance on use of personal days Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Guidance regarding use of university technology University EVP Information Technology
Vacation Pay Guidance to non-exempt full time and regular part time employees Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Digital Signage Guide on composing content for digital signage Executive Vice President Public Relations Public Relations
Petty Cash Guidelines Guidelines on the acceptable uses and procedure for Petty Cash Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Health Insurance It is the policy of the University to offer group Health Insurance benefits to eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
NU Survey (Map) 2015 Official Survey and Map of NU property, including the Main Campus and Parkway Lands University General Counsel President's Office
Dining Commons Use Policy Policy and guidance for arranging events in the Clet Dining Commons University Operations & Finance Center for Events & Mgmt Dev.
Disability Grievance Policy Policy and Procedure for reporting a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act University University Other
IRB Policy & Canadian rules Set the policy for human subject research both in the US and Canada Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
Employee Status Codes Sets Employee Status and Codes with definitions and benefit eligibilities. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Jury Duty Policy Sets jury duty compensation and the procedure for payment to eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
University-funded Travel Sets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU University Controller Controllers Office
Paid Time Off For Seasonal and Regular Part-Time Employees Sets policy how regular, part time, and seasonal employees are granted and use compensated time off from work Executive Vice President Human Resources
Temporary Medical Parking Permits Sets procedure and guidelines for anyone who require special consideration related to parking. Student Affairs Health Services
Confidentiality of Employment Information Sets procedures and guidelines for University positions and the maintaining of confidential information. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Sets the Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit, eligibility requirements and claim procedure. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Exit Interview Policy Sets the conducting of exit interviews with employees Executive Vice President Human Resources
Leaves of Absence Sets the guidelines and procedures for placing an eligible employee on an official Leave of Absence. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Life Insurance Sets the offering of group term life insurance to eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Tuition Remission * Sets the plan, eligibility, and process for exempt and non-exempt non-faculty employees and their dependents to receive Tuition Remission and Tuition Exchange. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Motor Vehicle Record Check Policy Sets the policy for checking MVR's University Human Resources Human Resources
Employee Military Leave Policy Sets the policy for employees taking military leave University Human Resources Human Resources
Cash Handling Policy Sets the policy for handling cash transactions at the university Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Vacation and Personal Days for FLSA-exempt employees Sets the policy for the accrual of vacation and personal days by FLSA-exempt employees University Human Resources Human Resources
Power Path Policy Sets the policy for use, maintenance, and coordination with NYPA regarding the Power Path University Campus Safety/Keirnan Center/Facilities/Planning Executive Vice Presidents Office
Diploma At Graduation Sets the policy for who can award a diploma at graduation (President, or other under certain circumstances) Academic Affairs Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Disciplinary Action Procedure Sets the procedures and guidelines for involuntary termination of any employee Executive Vice President Human Resources
Long Term Disability Leave Sets the procedures if an eligible employee becomes disabled and must be off from work for an extended period. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Sexual Misconduct Policy Sets the process for handling sexual misconduct, per Title IX, VAWA, Clery, and NY Education Law 29B University Title IX Coordinator Executive Vice Presidents Office
Service & Emotional Support Animals The broadly inform community members of the procedure for respectfully addressing the needs of those who use service and emotional support animals University ADA Coordinator Human Resources
Building Access for Non-Resident Space The Building Access Policy is developed to ensure the safety and security of our students, staff, and faculty as well as to safeguard Niagara University's assets and personal property Student Affairs Campus Safety
Paid Time Off (PTO) The Paid Time Off Policy provides benefit eligible non faculty employees with an entitlement of days away from work with pay Finance and Operations Human Resources Human Resources
Contracts Policy The policy and procedure for authorized contract signers, procedure for finalizing contracts, access to copies of contracts, and the storage of contracts University GC Office President's Office
Whistleblowing The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources University General Counsel President's Office
Human Resources Non-Discrimination Policy The policy states that the University's discrimination policy Executive Vice President Human Resources
Institutional Advancement Code of Ethics The provide guidance and best practices regarding the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to the university Institutional Advancement Institutional Advancement Institutional Advancement
Standards of Conduct The University maintains standards for the personal conduct of its employees. This policy lists some of the general rules Executive Vice President Human Resources
Part Time Employee Benefits (>1,000 Hours) This policy addresses the benefits that part time employees, working less than one thousand hours per year, are eligible for Executive Vice President Human Resources
Emergency Pay and Unscheduled Call-in Pay This policy addresses the manner in which Emergency Pay/Unscheduled Call-in pay is calculated. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Sick Days for Regular Full Time Employees This policy addresses the nature, number and process for sick days for eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Salary Continuation Plan This policy addresses the payment of salary when an employee is unable to work due to injury or illness for a period greater than five (5) consecutive workdays. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Holidays This policy addresses the procedures for paid holidays Executive Vice President Human Resources
Introductory Period for Non-Faculty Employees This policy defines the introductory period for newly hired, rehired, promoted or transferred non-faculty employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Length of Service Non-Faculty Employees This policy defines the length of service for non-faculty, benefit eligible employees of the University. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Applications for Positions on Campus This policy dictates the acceptance of applications and resumes Executive Vice President Human Resources
Administrative and Professional Employees Performance Appraisals* This policy discusses the purpose, results, and procedures regarding administrative and professional employee performance appraisals. Executive Vice President Human Resources
American With Disabilities Act and Employment This policy is in place to communicate our commitment to the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Executive Vice President Human Resources
Seizure Protocol This policy provides guidelines to help accommodate student's suffering from seizures. Student Affairs Health Services
Equal Employment Opportunity This policy was created to communicate our commitment to the principles of Fair Employment Practices and Equal Employment Opportunity. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Smoking Policy This policy, in compliance with the New York State Public Health Law, dictates the University's smoking policy University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office
Premium Compensation This topic addresses the manner in which overtime, holiday premium and call-in pay are calculated. The purpose of this policy is to control labor costs by managing the expense of overtime pay to nonexempt employees. Finance and Operations Human Resources Human Resources
Clery Compliance Policy To clarify the various roles and responsibilities for Clery and Campus Security law compliance University General Counsel President's Office
Kerry Rose Law To comply with NYS Education Law 6348 Executive Vice President Campus Safety Campus Safety
Credit Card Marketing on Campus To comply with NYS Education Law 6437 University General Counsel Campus Activities
Commitment to Ethical Business Practices To confirm the University's commitment to Ethical Business Practices University EVP Executive Vice Presidents Office
Faculty-Lead Student Trips To coordinate the resources and policies needed to assist faculty in leading student trips University PPRC President's Office
Web Page Administrator Policy To ensure clarity regarding responsibility for individual department and sector web pages Executive Vice President PR Public Relations
Camps Clinics & Events for Minors To ensure compliance and best practices for camps clinics and events for minors operated by NU University CEMD and GC Offices Presidents Office
Chemical Hygiene Policy 2014 To ensure compliance with applicable regulations University NA Business Services
Family Medical Leave Act To ensure compliance with FMLA Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Dean of Students Judicial Records Retention Policy To ensure students are aware of the retention of their judicial records Student Affairs Dean of Students Student Affairs
Controller's Office Policy on Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and Reimbursement To ensure there is clear direction regarding Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and Reimbursement Operations and Finance Controller's Office Business Affairs
Comp Tickets to NU Events for Employees To ensure there is no real or perceived conflict of interest in the provision of comp'd or department-funded tickets for employees attending university events Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Essential Trained Responders and Essential Personnel To establish a system for utilizing the categories "essential trained personnel" and "essential personnel" Finance and Operations Committee on Crisis Management Other
Relocation Reimbursement To establish guidelines for the reimbursement for relocation of new employees to Niagara University. Its principal goal is to establish criteria and an approval process for use of relocation funds. University Human Resources Human Resources
University Policy on Pre- and Post-Employment Background Checks To establish how pre and post-employment background checks are conducted Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Retirement Policy To guide non-faculty employees through the process of initiating retirement Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Communications with Media To inform employees as to how to handle media inquiries and press appearances University Public Relations Public Relations
Trustees' Policy on Ethical Treatment of Students in Fiscal Transactions To provide guidance on the fiscal transactions involving students and staff, administrators and faculty. University Human Resources Human Resources
Worker's Compensation To provide guidance regarding workers' compensation claims Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Camus Ministry Policies and Procedure for NU St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen To set the Policy and Procedure for NU St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen Mission & Development Campus Ministry Campus Ministry
Narcan Policy To set the policy and procedure for on-campus administration of Narcan to fight opiate overdose University Student Health Services Student Affairs
Energy Policy To set the policy for energy-saving measures and comply with the Presidents' Climate Commitment University Sustainability Committee Facility Services
Trademark Policy To set the terms for protecting and using all University-owned Trademarks Executive Vice President Public Relations Public Relations
Data Breach Policy To set the terms of meeting the requirements of NY GBL Article 39-f Operations and Finance Information Technology Information Technology

Administration & Operations

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
Model Camp Safety Plan A template to modify as needed per the Camps & Clinics for Minors Policy ; Modifications not to be used without officer approval University Operations President's Office
Registrar's Policy and Procedure for Transcript Notation per New York Education Law 129-B Compliance with NYS Education Law Article 129-B with regard to transcript notation University Registrar Records Office
Enforcement of Parking Enforcement of university parking regulations University Student Affairs Campus Safety
Conflict of Interest 2017 In conformance with the NY NFP Corporations Law and applicable HHS regulations. University General Counsel President's Office
Dining Commons Use Policy Policy and guidance for arranging events in the Clet Dining Commons University Operations & Finance Center for Events & Mgmt Dev.
Financial Aid OSAP Policy Policy to administer Ontario Financial Aid Appendices Financial Aid Financial Aid
University-funded Travel Sets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU University Controller Controllers Office
Whistleblowing The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources University General Counsel President's Office
Commitment to Ethical Business Practices To confirm the University's commitment to Ethical Business Practices University EVP Executive Vice Presidents Office
Faculty-Lead Student Trips To coordinate the resources and policies needed to assist faculty in leading student trips University PPRC President's Office
Essential Trained Responders and Essential Personnel To establish a system for utilizing the categories "essential trained personnel" and "essential personnel" Finance and Operations Committee on Crisis Management Other
Student Leave of Absence Policy To set the policy and procedure for medical and personal leaves of absence by students. Military leave is covered by a separate policy. University Dean of Students Student Affairs
Energy Policy To set the policy for energy-saving measures and comply with the Presidents' Climate Commitment University Sustainability Committee Facility Services

University Corporate Documents & Mission

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
Tax Exemption Status University/ Overseen by General Counsel General Counsel President's Office
University Charter Records Aggregated Charters since formation of seminary and university University Provost & General Counsel President's Office
Bylaws Bylaws of the corporation University General Counsel President's Office
Conflict of Interest 2017 In conformance with the NY NFP Corporations Law and applicable HHS regulations. University General Counsel President's Office
NU Survey (Map) 2015 Official Survey and Map of NU property, including the Main Campus and Parkway Lands University General Counsel President's Office
Mission Statement Sets Niagara University's Mission Statement, a core document which influences every action the University takes University President's Office
Board Policy: Academic Freedom Sets the board policy regarding Academic Freedom University President's Office President's Office

Educational Policy

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
University Charter Records Aggregated Charters since formation of seminary and university University Provost & General Counsel President's Office
Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Affairs
Registrar's Policy and Procedure for Transcript Notation per New York Education Law 129-B Compliance with NYS Education Law Article 129-B with regard to transcript notation University Registrar Records Office
Non-Fraternization Policy Explains both guidelines and procedures regarding Intra-University relationships University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office
(Undergraduate) Repeat a Course Policy and procedure to re-take a course Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Last Date of Attendance Policy for assigning the last date of attendance at classes for withdrawal and refund purposes Academic Affairs Academic Senate Academic Affairs
IRB Policy & Canadian rules Set the policy for human subject research both in the US and Canada Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
Academic Integrity Sets standards and procedures for Academic Integrity Academic Affairs Academic Integrity Academic Affairs
Grade Appeal Sets structure and guidelines for Grade Appeals Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Student-Owned Intellectual Property Sets student ownership of original works of authorship or invention Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Board Policy: Academic Freedom Sets the board policy regarding Academic Freedom University President's Office President's Office
Board Policy on Academic Senate Sets the board policy regarding the Academic Senate University President's Office President's Office
Authorization of Online Programs to Register Out-of-State Students Sets the policy on registering online programs as required by law Academic Affairs Instructional Support Instructional Support
Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Application: B.P.S. Program offered in Ontario Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) program must meet certain criteria to advance in the program. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Education
Whistleblowing The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources University General Counsel President's Office
Educational Policy on Grade Changes and the Grade Change Form The University recognizes that there are rare instances when an instructor may decide to change a final grade after it has been assigned. In such cases, the faculty member may change the grade by submitting the Niagara University Grade Change Form. Executive Vice President Academic Services Academic Affairs
Undergraduate students not in 4 + 1 programs taking graduate coursework. This policy enables qualified undergraduate students not in an approved 4 + 1 program to take up to two graduate courses in their senior year. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Records Office
Graduate Repeat Course Policy This policy outlines the circumstances under which a graduate student may repeat a course taken at Niagara University and when this course replaces the grade for the same course previously taken at Niagara University. Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
BBA/MBA - Undergraduate students taking graduate coursework. This policy outlines which undergraduate students are entitled to take graduate courses under the approved 5-year BBA/MBA program in professional accountancy. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Records Office
BS/MS Criminal Justice Undergraduate students taking graduate coursework. This policy outlines which undergraduate students are entitled to take how many graduate courses under the approved 5-year BS/MS program in criminal justice. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Records Office
Semester Credit Hour Policy and Compliance To define the University's policy on the assignment of semester credit hours and the method by which the University’s compliance with credit hour assignment is assured. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Admissions
Incoming Transfer Credit Acceptance Policy To define the University's policy on the recognition of academic credits earned at other institutions and applying same towards the completion of Niagara University degree programs. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Admissions
University Policy on Maintaining eligibility in the B.P.S. program University Policy on Maintaining eligibility in the B.P.S. program Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Education

Compliance

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
Model Camp Safety Plan A template to modify as needed per the Camps & Clinics for Minors Policy ; Modifications not to be used without officer approval University Operations President's Office
University Charter Records Aggregated Charters since formation of seminary and university University Provost & General Counsel President's Office
Bylaws Bylaws of the corporation University General Counsel President's Office
Investment Policy Compliance with NYPMIFA Operations and Finance VP for Administration Business Affairs
Registrar's Policy and Procedure for Transcript Notation per New York Education Law 129-B Compliance with NYS Education Law Article 129-B with regard to transcript notation University Registrar Records Office
Non-Discrimination Statement Described is the University's Non-Discrimination Statement Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Library Copyright Policy Describes library's approach to copyright issues Academic Affairs Library
Judicial Records Retention Policy Dictates the procedures and guidelines for maintaining judicial records Student Affairs Student Affairs
Administrative Search Policy Dictates the procedures and guidelines for searches of student's room Student Affairs Student Affairs
Confidentiality Assurances Medical Services Explains the confidentiality procedures that student health services uses when interacting with students. Student Affairs Health Services
NUSTEP FERPA Policy Explains the rights NUSTEP students have under FERPA Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Continuing Education
Discrimination & Harassment Forbidding harassment and discrimination and setting the procedure for reporting University Equity & Inclusion President's Office
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Guidance regarding use of university technology University EVP Information Technology
Petty Cash Guidelines Guidelines on the acceptable uses and procedure for Petty Cash Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Conflict of Interest 2017 In conformance with the NY NFP Corporations Law and applicable HHS regulations. University General Counsel President's Office
Disability Grievance Policy Policy and Procedure for reporting a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act University University Other
Last Date of Attendance Policy for assigning the last date of attendance at classes for withdrawal and refund purposes Academic Affairs Academic Senate Academic Affairs
Student-Athlete Transfer Policy Set the policy and procedure governing student-athlete transfer from NU to another institution Appendices Athletics Athletics Office
IRB Policy & Canadian rules Set the policy for human subject research both in the US and Canada Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
Private and Public Grants Policy Sets guidelines and processing for initiating and managing grant activity. University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Grants Management Executive Vice Presidents Office
Jury Duty Policy Sets jury duty compensation and the procedure for payment to eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
University-funded Travel Sets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU University Controller Controllers Office
Temporary Medical Parking Permits Sets procedure and guidelines for anyone who require special consideration related to parking. Student Affairs Health Services
Grade Appeal Sets structure and guidelines for Grade Appeals Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Student-Owned Intellectual Property Sets student ownership of original works of authorship or invention Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
External Funding Practice: Cost Sharing Sets the definition of Cost Sharing and details relevant procedures involving Cost Sharing. Operations and Finance Controllers Office
Health Center Emergencies Sets the emergency procedures for student patients arriving in the Health Center with urgent health conditions Student Affairs Health Services
Medical Incident Reports Sets the filing, creation, and review of incident reports completed whenever a student reports to Student Health Services for medical treatment related to an accident or incident on campus. Student Affairs Health Services
External Funding Practice: Records Management Sets the maintenance of records that are routinely generated when applying for, accepting, and fulfilling the terms of conditional funding, University/ Overseen by General Counsel General Counsel President's Office
Power Path Policy Sets the policy for use, maintenance, and coordination with NYPA regarding the Power Path University Campus Safety/Keirnan Center/Facilities/Planning Executive Vice Presidents Office
Access & Accommodations: Individuals with Disabilities Ontario Education Program Sets the procedures and guidelines for accommodating individuals with disabilities in the Ontario Education Program Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Admissions for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines for Admissions involving Students with Disabilities Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Snowstorms and Significant Weather Events, Assistance for Students with Permanent or Temporary Disab Sets the procedures and guidelines for assisting Students with disabilities during inclement weather Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Auxiliary Aids and Services Sets the procedures and guidelines for Auxiliary Aids and Services provided by Academic Support Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Course Substitutions and Modification Sets the procedures and guidelines for Course Substitutions and Modifications for Students with Disabilities Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Disability-related Housing Requests Sets the procedures and guidelines for Disability-related Housing Requests Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Reporting Never Attended Students Sets the procedures and guidelines for reporting never attended students Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Records Office
Note taking Accommodations Sets the procedures and guidelines for students with disabilities receiving note taking accommodations Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Eligibility for Services and Documentation Guidelines Sets the procedures and guidelines for verification and reception for Students with a disability Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
External Funding Practice: Annual Audit (external) Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding the use of external auditors to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations Operations and Finance Executive Vice Presidents Office
External Funding Practice: Biohazards Sets the procedures and guidelines that the University has in place to help ensure compliance with government regulations and minimize any risk posed by biohazardous materials. Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office
External Funding Practice: Effort Reporting Sets the procedures and reasoning behind reporting work progress. University/ Overseen by Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
External Funding Practice: University Practice Related to Allowable Costs Sets the procedures for determining allowable costs. Operations and Finance Controllers Office
Elevator Breakdowns On Campus Sets the procedures in place if an elevator breaks down on campus Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
External Funding Practice: Property Management Sets the procedures in place to help the University protect, track, and report on property in which they have invested sponsored project funds. Operations and Finance Business Affairs
Students with Special Diets Sets the procedures, guidelines, and accommodations for Students who have special dietary concerns due to a medical reason Student Affairs Health Services
Sexual Misconduct Policy Sets the process for handling sexual misconduct, per Title IX, VAWA, Clery, and NY Education Law 29B University Title IX Coordinator Executive Vice Presidents Office
Confidentiality of Counseling Sets the reason for upholding a student's counseling session as confidential, as well as describes the times when confidentiality must be violated. Student Affairs Counseling Services
External Funding Practice: Insurance (Risk Management) Sets the risk management system used by Niagara University, in regards to External Funding Operations and Finance Business Services
Institutional Advancement Receipt Policy Sets who may issues receipts for certain types of gifts Institutional Advancement Donor Relations Institutional Advancement
Service & Emotional Support Animals The broadly inform community members of the procedure for respectfully addressing the needs of those who use service and emotional support animals University ADA Coordinator Human Resources
Missing Student Notification Policy & Procedure The comply with the "missing student" requirements of the Clery Act and ensure there is a routine procedure for addressing missing students Student Affairs Campus Safety Campus Safety
Students Called to Active Military Duty The following policies and procedures have been developed to assist students who are called to active military duty during a semester. Executive Vice President Records Office
Contracts Policy The policy and procedure for authorized contract signers, procedure for finalizing contracts, access to copies of contracts, and the storage of contracts University GC Office President's Office
External Funding Practice: Animal Care The policy details procedures and compliance for the use of live vertebrate animals in research is humane and legal. University/ Overseen by Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Whistleblowing The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources University General Counsel President's Office
Human Resources Non-Discrimination Policy The policy states that the University's discrimination policy Executive Vice President Human Resources
External Funding Practice: Electronic Research Administration The University must have staff adequately trained and resourced to manage electronic research initiatives of the federal government and other sponsors as they are initiated. Executive Vice President Institutional Research
Lobbying Policy and Procedure This policies purpose is to ensure compliance with state and federal lobbying laws by establishing guidelines for university employees having contact with government officials. University/ Overseen by General Counsel General Counsel President's Office
External Funding Practice: Personnel This policy dictates hiring procedures for people working under external funding. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Confidentiality of Client Medical Records This policy dictates the controls in place for the access of Student Medical Information Student Affairs Health Services
Intellectual Property This policy dictates the ownership of intellectual property generated through University Research University/ Overseen by General Counsel General Counsel President's Office
Advancement Database Information This policy dictates the release of Institutional Advancement's database and hard-copy files of biographical, gift and development information of Niagara University's alumni, parents, friends as well as various corporations and foundations. Institutional Advancement Institutional Advancement
Process for Initiating and Managing Grant Activity This policy dictates the solicitation of; private and public grant makers (private and corporate foundations; corporate giving programs; government agencies) and the need for these actions to be coordinated and managed to best serve the needs of Niagara University. Executive Vice President Operations & Outreach Executive Vice Presidents Office
Physician, Alternate Physician & Residents Yearly Practicing Requirements This policy establishes a framework that identifies roles and responsibilities for yearly management of practicing requirements for the primary physician, alternate physician, and residents at SHS. Student Affairs Health Services
American With Disabilities Act and Employment This policy is in place to communicate our commitment to the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Executive Vice President Human Resources
Seizure Protocol This policy provides guidelines to help accommodate student's suffering from seizures. Student Affairs Health Services
CPR Policy Student Administration & Operations This policy provides that all will be certified as competent to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This certification will be renewed according to the certifying agency's regulations Student Affairs Health Services
External Funding Practice: Programmatic Performance This policy strives to ensure the adequate performance of externally funded projects. Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Equal Employment Opportunity This policy was created to communicate our commitment to the principles of Fair Employment Practices and Equal Employment Opportunity. Executive Vice President Human Resources
External Funding Practice: Cash Management This policy, complying with federal, internal, and state regulations details the procedures and guidelines for cash management Operations and Finance Controllers Office
Smoking Policy This policy, in compliance with the New York State Public Health Law, dictates the University's smoking policy University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office
External Funding Practice: Prior Approvals This policy, in keeping with federal regulations, provides procedures by which prior approvals may be requested where required; all prior approvals requested and required must be maintained. University President's Office
Kerry Rose Law To comply with NYS Education Law 6348 Executive Vice President Campus Safety Campus Safety
Credit Card Marketing on Campus To comply with NYS Education Law 6437 University General Counsel Campus Activities
Faculty-Lead Student Trips To coordinate the resources and policies needed to assist faculty in leading student trips University PPRC President's Office
Web Page Administrator Policy To ensure clarity regarding responsibility for individual department and sector web pages Executive Vice President PR Public Relations
Camps Clinics & Events for Minors To ensure compliance and best practices for camps clinics and events for minors operated by NU University CEMD and GC Offices Presidents Office
Chemical Hygiene Policy 2014 To ensure compliance with applicable regulations University NA Business Services
Student Status Definitions To ensure consistent use of the terms defining a student's status at NU University General Counsel President's Office
2014-15 Student Athlete Code of Conduct To ensure student-athlete awareness of the behavior expectations of being a student-athlete University Athletics Atheltics Office
Dean of Students Judicial Records Retention Policy To ensure students are aware of the retention of their judicial records Student Affairs Dean of Students Student Affairs
Controller's Office Policy on Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and Reimbursement To ensure there is clear direction regarding Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and Reimbursement Operations and Finance Controller's Office Business Affairs
Procurement (Business Services) To establish the guidelines for procurement and ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-110 University Business Services
Retirement Policy To guide non-faculty employees through the process of initiating retirement Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Document Retention Guidelines To provide the various offices with common guidelines for document retention and destruction University NA President's Office
Student Leave of Absence Policy To set the policy and procedure for medical and personal leaves of absence by students. Military leave is covered by a separate policy. University Dean of Students Student Affairs
Enterprise Risk Management To set the policy regarding the use of ERM at NU University General Counsel President's Office
Gift Acceptance Policy To set the terms and considerations of accepting gifts Institutional Advancement N/A Institutional Advancement
Trademark Policy To set the terms for protecting and using all University-owned Trademarks Executive Vice President Public Relations Public Relations
Data Breach Policy To set the terms of meeting the requirements of NY GBL Article 39-f Operations and Finance Information Technology Information Technology
Admission Evaluation for Applicants with a Criminal Record University Applicants with a prior criminal record can present several unique legal situations to the university. This policy provides the criteria to prevent the problems that can arise in this situation. Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Admissions