Policies By Categories

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Students

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
Continuing Education General Guidelines Explains the general guidelines for Continuing Education classes. Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Continuing Education
NUSTEP FERPA Policy Explains the rights NUSTEP students have under FERPA Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Continuing Education
NUSTEP Mid-Term Policy Sets the mid-term procedures for a NUSTEP course Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Continuing Education
NUSTEP Withdrawal Policy Sets the withdrawal procedures for a NUSTEP course Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Continuing Education
Library Code of Conduct Describes the code of conduct for all library users Academic Affairs Library
Library Copyright Policy Describes library's approach to copyright issues Academic Affairs Library
Library Grievance Policy Explains how patron grievances are handled. Academic Affairs Library
Library Group Study Rooms Governs the use of library group study rooms Academic Affairs Library
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
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
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
Study Abroad Policy for ROTC scholarship cadets Sets the guidelines for a ROTC scholarship recipient studying abroad Academic Affairs Study Abroad Academic Affairs
Study Abroad Statement of Liabilities Sets the University's liability for students when they travel abroad Academic Affairs Study Abroad Academic Affairs
Walking at Graduation Sets graduation and commencement requirements Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Academic Success Program Sets the procedures and guidelines for the Academic Success Program 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
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Accommodations for Students with Disabilities 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
Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities 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
Divisional Support Program Sets the procedures and guidelines for the Divisional Support Program Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Elevator Breakdowns On Campus Sets the procedures in place if an elevator breaks down on campus 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
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
Non-Discrimination Statement Described is the University's Non-Discrimination Statement 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
Peer Tutoring Service Sets the procedures and guidelines for use of Peer Tutoring Services Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
Satisfactory Academic Progress Sets the procedures and guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress 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
Writing Center Describes the services and procedures provided of the Writing Center Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
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
Repeat a Course (Undergraduate) Policy and procedure to re-take a course Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Academic Forgiveness Policy Niagara University wishes to encourage the readmission of undergraduate students who had withdrawn in the past due to their inability to maintain satisfactory progress toward degree completion. Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
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
Continuing Education General Guidelines for Instructors Explains the general guidelines for Instructors of Continuing Education classes. Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Academic Affairs
Continuing Education Fee Agreement Provides a copy of the Continuing Education Fee Agreement Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Academic Affairs
Placement Protocol 2013 To place incoming freshman students into appropriate writing and math courses. Academic Affairs Academic Support
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
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
Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Affairs
Ontario minimum Degree Fee Policy All students registered in Niagara University programs offered in Canada must pay a minimum degree fee, which is based upon the full-time program length for each program. Academic Affairs Ontario Program Ontario Administration
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
University Policy on Satisfactory Graduate Program Progression Students are considered to be in good academic standing as long as they have met all of the requirements to continue in the program, have not been placed on academic warning and are permitted by their Dean to remain in a graduate degree program. Academic Affairs Office of the Provost Academic Affairs
Niagara University Institutional Review Board and Tri-Council Policy Statement Research involving human subjects conducted by faculty members and students under the auspices of Niagara University must be reviewed and approved by the Niagara University Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to its commencement. Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
University Intellectual Property and Rights Management Policy To benefit teaching, research, and the public interest, the University and NULTA work together to generate, maintain, and promote intellectual property. Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Academic Affairs
University Policy on Ontario Orientation Sessions NU is committed to transparency of policy and procedures and the communication of ministerial requirements in order to ensure protection of students accepted to academic programs offered in Ontario. Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Academic Affairs
Conversion of Canadian College and University Grades to NU for Transfer Not all institutions use the same system as NU. This will ensure consistency and fairness when accepting students from Canadian institutions. Academic Affairs Ontario Provost Office Academic Affairs
Financial Aid OSAP Policy Policy to administer Ontario Financial Aid Appendices Financial Aid Financial Aid
Niagara University Non-Discrimination Policy and Grievance Procedures Niagara University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees, students and visitors an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. Appendices Programs and Policy Equity and Inclusion
Student-Athlete Transfer Policy To ensure compliance with NCAA bylaws and promote academic and experiential excellence, Niagara University shall use the below procedure to address transfer requests from student-athletes. Appendices Athletics Athletics Office
Title IX Grievance Policy Covers instiutional awareness and response to assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as required by Title IX and the New York State Education Law Appendices Title IX Coordinator Equity and Inclusion
University Policy on Course Add/Drop and University Withdrawals/Leave of Absence When a student registers it is understood that he or she will pay in full all charges assumed at registration. Failure to attend classes does not alter the charges or entitle the student to a refund. Appendices Provost Student Affairs
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
Administratively Withdrawing Students This policy discusses the procedures for administratively withdrawing students who have not attended classes Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Records Office
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
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
First Semester Transfer Students Sets scholarship potential for first-semester transfer students Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Admissions
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
Kerry Rose Law To comply with NYS Education Law 6348 Executive Vice President Campus Safety Campus Safety
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
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
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
Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Define driver responsibility, driver etiquette, charging station safety requirements, and restrictions for privately owned electric vehicles while charging at the designated EVCS locations on campus. Finance and Operations Operations & Finance Facility Services
University Copyright Policy Niagara University is committed to the ensuring ethical practices are upheld by faculty, staff and students with respect to adherence to copyright laws in the United States and Canada. Information Technology Information Technology Information Technology
Descriptions of Registration Holds Sets the possible holds on a student account and how to remove each one. Operations and Finance Controller Student Accounts
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
Student E-mail Policy Operations and Finance Information Technology
Cash Handling Policy Sets the policy for handling cash transactions at the university Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Refusal of Medical Advice and Treatment Sets the procedures and guidelines if someone refuses service Student Affairs Health Services
Seizure Protocol This policy provides guidelines to help accommodate student's suffering from seizures. Student Affairs Health Services
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
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
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
Weapons on Campus Policy This policy is designed to identify and prevent unauthorized weapons on campus. Student Affairs Campus Safety
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
Mandated Counseling Sets Counseling Services' view on mandated counseling. Student Affairs Counseling Services
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
Scope of Services Sets the types of concerns for which counseling services can and cannot provide mental Administration & Operations Student Affairs Counseling Services
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
Sanctions Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Student sanctions Student Affairs Student Affairs
Student Disciplinary Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding student disciplinary matters Student Affairs Student 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
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
Appointments at Student Administration & Operations Sets the procedures for making appointments at student Administration & Operations. Student Affairs Health Services
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
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
Confidentiality Assurances Medical Services Explains the confidentiality procedures that student health services uses when interacting with students. 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
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
Health Center Emergencies Sets the emergency procedures for student patients arriving in the Health Center with urgent health conditions 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
Temporary Medical Parking Permits Sets procedure and guidelines for anyone who require special consideration related to parking. Student Affairs Health Services
Transportation for Medical Reasons This policy discusses the University's transportation of Students for non-emergency medical reasons. Student Affairs Health Services
Administrative Search Policy Dictates the procedures and guidelines for searches of student's room Student Affairs Student Affairs
Judicial Records Retention Policy Dictates the procedures and guidelines for maintaining judicial records Student Affairs Student Affairs
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
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
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
Incomplete Grade Policy for Undergraduates and Graduates Incomplete Grade Policy for Undergraduates and Graduates Student Affairs Academic Senate Academic Affairs
University Policy on Non-Academic Student Grievance Niagara University is committed to ensuring that all members of the University community demonstrate respect, fairness, and kindness in their interactions with one another. Student Affairs Programs and Policy Student Affairs
University Policy on Non-Academic Student Grievance NU is committed to ensuring that all members of the University community demonstrate respect, fairness, & kindness in their interactions with one another in order to build & sustain healthy relationships that are free from harassment & discrimination Student Affairs Student Affairs Student Affairs
Niagara University Accessibility Policy - Ontario Programs Only Accessibility Policy is to outline the commitment of Niagara University to improving accessibility for our students, customers and employees, and our strategy to identify, prevent and remove barriers to accessibility for a persons with disabilities. University Ontario Program Ontario Administration
Disability Grievance Policy Policy and Procedure for reporting a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act University University Other
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
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
Enforcement of Parking Enforcement of university parking regulations University Student Affairs Campus Safety
Athletics' Concussion Management Establish concussion management protocols University Athletics Athletics Office
University-funded Travel Sets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU University Controller Controllers Office
Procurement (Business Services) To establish the guidelines for procurement and ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-110 University Business Services
University Information Security and Digital Information Protection Policy Niagara University is committed to the protection and privacy of students enrolled in face-to-face and distance courses and programs and to student identity verification. University Programs and Policy Information Technology
Chemical Hygiene Policy The purpose of this Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to establish a written program that protects laboratory personnel from the potential hazards associated with the use, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals in a laboratory work area. University NA Facility Services
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
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Guidance regarding use of university technology University EVP Information Technology
Credit Card Marketing on Campus To comply with NYS Education Law 6437 University General Counsel Campus Activities
Clery Compliance Policy To clarify the various roles and responsibilities for Clery and Campus Security law compliance University General Counsel President's Office
Whistleblowing The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources 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
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Niagara University is a not-for-profit university, and its facilities, including computer and data resources, are to be used in furtherance of its not-for-profit, educational, research, and service purposes. More and more university activities are conducted using computers and electronic communications, with increased convenience and accessibility from and to all parts of the world. At the same time, todays inter-connected environment intensifies the risks and threats of unauthorized access to computers, inadvertent disclosures of sensitive data, and unexpected destruction of essential information, resulting in potentially serious consequences to individuals and to the institution. Members of the University community and affiliates interact with a wide spectrum of sensitive data for numerous reasons. Evolving federal and state/provincial regulations require organizations and individuals to safeguard sensitive data. With computing so widely distributed throughout NU, the responsibility to safeguard computers and data resources extends to all members of the University community and affiliates. University Information Technolgy Information Technology
Sexual Misconduct Awareness & Response Policy The purpose of this document is provide a single, easily accessible and user-friendly document for students, employees, and community members to find information regarding Niagara University?s student conduct rules, policies, methods to promote awareness, rights, protections, and procedures regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. University Title IX Coordinator Executive Vice Presidents Office
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
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
Dining Commons Use Policy Policy and guidance for arranging events in the Clet Dining Commons University Operations & Finance Center for Events & Mgmt Dev.
University Policy on Approval and Review of Academic Programs and Courses This policy provides an outline for university-wide processes for the proposal and approval of new academic programs as well as the review of existing academic programs. University Academic Senate Student Affairs
Institutional Review Board Policy and Procedures Institutional Review Board Policy and Procedures University IPPRMC Student Services
Protection of Minors and Obligation to Report Serial Sexual Abuse This policy memorializes Niagara University’s special commitment to the safety of minors (children under the age of 18 who are not matriculated Niagara University students) located on campus or involved in a University event. University Equity and Inclusion Equity and Inclusion
NY HERO ACT Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan The purpose of this plan is to protect employees against exposure and disease during an airborne infectious disease outbreak. This plan goes into effect when an airborne infectious disease is designated by the New York State Commissioner of Health as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health. This plan is subject to any additional or greater requirements arising from a declaration of a state of emergency due to an airborne infectious disease, as well as any applicable federal standards. University EVP Executive Vice Presidents 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
Intellectual Property This policy dictates the ownership of intellectual property generated through University Research University/ Overseen by General Counsel General Counsel President's Office

Employment & Workplace

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
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
Non-faculty employees teaching courses Niagara University recognizes that many of our non-faculty employees have particular areas of expertise and knowledge that may enhance our student’s education. The University encourages such employees to contribute to the academic sector by teaching. Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
Niagara University Institutional Review Board and Tri-Council Policy Statement Research involving human subjects conducted by faculty members and students under the auspices of Niagara University must be reviewed and approved by the Niagara University Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to its commencement. Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
University Intellectual Property and Rights Management Policy To benefit teaching, research, and the public interest, the University and NULTA work together to generate, maintain, and promote intellectual property. Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Academic Affairs
University Safety Policy Statement Niagara University aims to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors and to improve the university’s culture of safety. Appendices Human Resources Human Resources
Return to Work Policy Statement It is the goal of Niagara University to keep employees safe and healthy while at work. It is our policy that all accidents are reported, thoroughly investigated, and that appropriate action is taken to prevent similar events from recurring. Appendices Human Resources Human Resources
Paid Sick Leave Article 6, section 196-b of the New York State Labor Law requires Niagara University to provide paid sick leave to certain employment groups who have not received paid sick leave previously. Appendices Human Resources Human Resources
Title IX Grievance Policy Covers instiutional awareness and response to assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as required by Title IX and the New York State Education Law Appendices Title IX Coordinator Equity and Inclusion
Travel During COVID-19 All Niagara University employees are asked to avoid high-risk travel, whether for university business or personal reasons. Appendices Human Resources Human Resources
COVID-19 Paid Quarantine Leave New York law extends paid leave to employees’ subject to a mandatory or precautionary quarantine order. This policy is designed to inform employees of their rights under this law and applicable University procedures. Appendices Human Resources Human Resources
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Sets the Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit, eligibility requirements and claim procedure. 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
Applications for Positions on Campus This policy dictates the acceptance of applications and resumes Executive Vice President Human Resources
Bereavement Leave Described is the policy concerning Bereavement Compensation and time off procedures for all eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Confidentiality of Employment Information Sets procedures and guidelines for University positions and the maintaining of confidential information. Executive Vice President Human Resources
Disciplinary Action Procedure The purpose of this topic is to establish the methods and procedures to be implemented when it is necessary to discipline employees. 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
Employee Status Codes Sets Employee Status and Codes with definitions and benefit eligibilities. Executive Vice President Human Resources
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
Exit Interview Policy Sets the conducting of exit interviews with employees Executive Vice President Human Resources
Health Insurance It is the policy of the University to offer group Health Insurance benefits to eligible employees. 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
Jury Duty Policy Sets jury duty compensation and the procedure for payment to eligible 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
Life Insurance Sets the offering of group term life insurance to eligible employees. 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
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
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
Standards of Conduct The University maintains standards for the personal conduct of its employees. Rules are a matter of common sense. Listed herein are general rules common to all 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
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
Digital Signage Guide on composing content for digital signage Executive Vice President Public Relations Public Relations
Retirement Policy To guide non-faculty employees through the process of initiating retirement Executive Vice President 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
Kerry Rose Law To comply with NYS Education Law 6348 Executive Vice President Campus Safety Campus Safety
Web Page Administrator Policy To ensure clarity regarding responsibility for individual department and sector web pages Executive Vice President PR Public Relations
Family Medical Leave Act To ensure compliance with FMLA Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Vacation Pay Guidance to non-exempt full time and regular part time employees Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Worker's Compensation To provide guidance regarding workers' compensation claims Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Trademark Policy To set the terms for protecting and using all University-owned Trademarks Executive Vice President Public Relations Public Relations
Holidays This policy addresses the recognition of paid holidays and eligibility for payment. Finance and Operations Office of Human Resources Human Resources
Part-time Faculty Establish compliance and hiring procedures for part-time faculty positions. Finance and Operations Human Resources Human Resources
Paid Family Leave Policy Effective January 1, 2018, Niagara University will provide paid leave (up to a certain percentage of your weekly wages) to eligible non-faculty employees pursuant to New York’s Paid Family Leave Act. Finance and Operations Office of Human Resources Human Resources
Employment-Based Immigration Policy for US Employees Employment authorization and sponsorship for US employees. Finance and Operations Human Resources Human Resources
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
Corporate Credit Card Program How to obtain a corporate credit card. Finance and Operations Operations & Finance Business Affairs
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
PTO Policy This policy provides benefit eligible , non-faculty employees with an entitlement of paid days off. Finance and Operations Human Resources Human Resources
Tuition Exchange Policy The purpose of this policy is to encourage life-long learning and to describe the plan, eligibility and process for the dependents of eligible employees and faculty to participate in the TE program. Finance and Operations Office of Human Resourcese Human Resources
Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Define driver responsibility, driver etiquette, charging station safety requirements, and restrictions for privately owned electric vehicles while charging at the designated EVCS locations on campus. Finance and Operations Operations & Finance Facility Services
Employee Cell Phone Policy The purpose of this policy is to define the eligibility rules for employees’ need and use of cellular devices for business purposes. Finance and Operations Office of Human Resources Human Resources
University Copyright Policy Niagara University is committed to the ensuring ethical practices are upheld by faculty, staff and students with respect to adherence to copyright laws in the United States and Canada. Information Technology Information Technology Information Technology
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
Chemical Exposure Response Broad guidelines in response to chemical exposure Operations and Finance Business Services
Data Breach Policy To set the terms of meeting the requirements of NY GBL Article 39-f Operations and Finance Information Technology Information Technology
Petty Cash Guidelines Petty Cash Funds are established for the primary purpose of allowing purchases of small amounts to be made with a minimum of inconvenience. The Petty Cash Fund is not to be used to circumvent the regular purchasing process. These purchases must follow the same guideline as any purchase obtained through the Purchasing Specialist, including adherence with the Procurement Policy. Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
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
Cash Handling Policy Sets the policy for handling cash transactions at the university Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Seizure Protocol This policy provides guidelines to help accommodate student's suffering from seizures. Student Affairs Health Services
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
Temporary Medical Parking Permits Sets procedure and guidelines for anyone who require special consideration related to parking. Student Affairs Health Services
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
University Policy on Non-Academic Student Grievance Niagara University is committed to ensuring that all members of the University community demonstrate respect, fairness, and kindness in their interactions with one another. Student Affairs Programs and Policy Student Affairs
University Policy on Non-Academic Student Grievance NU is committed to ensuring that all members of the University community demonstrate respect, fairness, & kindness in their interactions with one another in order to build & sustain healthy relationships that are free from harassment & discrimination Student Affairs Student Affairs Student Affairs
Disability Grievance Policy Policy and Procedure for reporting a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act University University Other
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
Employee Military Leave Policy Sets the policy for employees taking military leave 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
Enforcement of Parking Enforcement of university parking regulations University Student Affairs Campus Safety
University-funded Travel Sets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU University Controller Controllers Office
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 Information Security and Digital Information Protection Policy Niagara University is committed to the protection and privacy of students enrolled in face-to-face and distance courses and programs and to student identity verification. University Programs and Policy Information Technology
Chemical Hygiene Policy The purpose of this Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to establish a written program that protects laboratory personnel from the potential hazards associated with the use, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals in a laboratory work area. University NA Facility Services
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
Camps Clinics & Events for Minors The university is committed to creating a safe and compliant environment in our camps, clinics, and other events for minors. The below checklist procedure shall be used to ensure all camps are properly authorized, staffed, and set up to comply with governing laws, regulations, and university policies. University CEMD and GC Offices Presidents Office
Communications with Media To inform employees as to how to handle media inquiries and press appearances University Public Relations Public Relations
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Guidance regarding use of university technology University EVP Information Technology
Credit Card Marketing on Campus To comply with NYS Education Law 6437 University General Counsel Campus Activities
Motor Vehicle Record Verification The purpose of this policy is to establish a procedure to verify motor vehicle operator records and to ensure that only eligible drivers operate university vehicles and/or operate a motor vehicle on university business. University 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
Whistleblowing The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources 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
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Niagara University is a not-for-profit university, and its facilities, including computer and data resources, are to be used in furtherance of its not-for-profit, educational, research, and service purposes. More and more university activities are conducted using computers and electronic communications, with increased convenience and accessibility from and to all parts of the world. At the same time, todays inter-connected environment intensifies the risks and threats of unauthorized access to computers, inadvertent disclosures of sensitive data, and unexpected destruction of essential information, resulting in potentially serious consequences to individuals and to the institution. Members of the University community and affiliates interact with a wide spectrum of sensitive data for numerous reasons. Evolving federal and state/provincial regulations require organizations and individuals to safeguard sensitive data. With computing so widely distributed throughout NU, the responsibility to safeguard computers and data resources extends to all members of the University community and affiliates. University Information Technolgy Information Technology
Children's Camp Model Safety Plan A template to modify as needed per the Camps & Clinics for Minors Policy ; Modifications not to be used without officer approval. All children's camps at Niagara University are required to complete a camp safety outline and ensure that the camp adheres to everything indicated in this document. University Operations President's Office
Sexual Misconduct Awareness & Response Policy The purpose of this document is provide a single, easily accessible and user-friendly document for students, employees, and community members to find information regarding Niagara University?s student conduct rules, policies, methods to promote awareness, rights, protections, and procedures regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. University Title IX Coordinator Executive Vice Presidents Office
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
Dining Commons Use Policy Policy and guidance for arranging events in the Clet Dining Commons University Operations & Finance Center for Events & Mgmt Dev.
Commitment to Ethical Business Practices To confirm the University's commitment to Ethical Business Practices University EVP Executive Vice Presidents Office
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
Niagara University Workplace Harassment and Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy - Ontario Niagara University (the “University”) is committed to providing a professional and productive work environment that is free from harassment of any kind. University Ontario Program Ontario Administration
Workplace Violence Prevention Policy and Program - Ontario Niagara University (the “University”) is committed to providing a working environment that is free from violence, including threats of violence. University Human Resources Human Resources
Workplace Health and Safety Policy - Ontario Niagara University (the “University”) is committed to providing a work environment that promotes the health and safety of employees by developing, implementing and maintaining safety standards. University Human Resources Human Resources
University Policy Pre and Post Employment Background Checks - Ontario Niagara University (the “University”) is committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting employees in a manner that balances that best interests of the University, the academic environment, and the individuals affected by such decisions. University Human Resources Human Resources
Protection of Minors and Obligation to Report Serial Sexual Abuse This policy memorializes Niagara University’s special commitment to the safety of minors (children under the age of 18 who are not matriculated Niagara University students) located on campus or involved in a University event. University Equity and Inclusion Equity and Inclusion
NY HERO ACT Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan The purpose of this plan is to protect employees against exposure and disease during an airborne infectious disease outbreak. This plan goes into effect when an airborne infectious disease is designated by the New York State Commissioner of Health as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health. This plan is subject to any additional or greater requirements arising from a declaration of a state of emergency due to an airborne infectious disease, as well as any applicable federal standards. University EVP Executive Vice Presidents 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
Non-Fraternization Policy Explains both guidelines and procedures regarding Intra-University relationships University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office

Administration & Operations

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
Financial Aid OSAP Policy Policy to administer Ontario Financial Aid Appendices Financial Aid Financial Aid
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
Corporate Credit Card Program How to obtain a corporate credit card. Finance and Operations Operations & Finance Business Affairs
Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Define driver responsibility, driver etiquette, charging station safety requirements, and restrictions for privately owned electric vehicles while charging at the designated EVCS locations on campus. Finance and Operations Operations & Finance Facility Services
Conflict of Interest 2017 In conformance with the NY NFP Corporations Law and applicable HHS regulations. University General Counsel 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
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
Children's Camp Model Safety Plan A template to modify as needed per the Camps & Clinics for Minors Policy ; Modifications not to be used without officer approval. All children's camps at Niagara University are required to complete a camp safety outline and ensure that the camp adheres to everything indicated in this document. University Operations President's Office
Energy Policy To set the policy for energy-saving measures and comply with the Presidents' Climate Commitment University Sustainability Committee Facility Services
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
Dining Commons Use Policy Policy and guidance for arranging events in the Clet Dining Commons University Operations & Finance Center for Events & Mgmt Dev.
Commitment to Ethical Business Practices To confirm the University's commitment to Ethical Business Practices University EVP Executive Vice Presidents Office

University Corporate Documents & Mission

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
University Policy on Course Add/Drop and University Withdrawals/Leave of Absence When a student registers it is understood that he or she will pay in full all charges assumed at registration. Failure to attend classes does not alter the charges or entitle the student to a refund. Appendices Provost Student Affairs
Conflict of Interest 2017 In conformance with the NY NFP Corporations Law and applicable HHS regulations. University General Counsel President's Office
Bylaws Bylaws of the corporation 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
University Charter Records Aggregated Charters since formation of seminary and university University Provost & 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
Board Policy: Academic Freedom Sets the board policy regarding Academic Freedom University President's Office President's Office
Tax Exemption Status University/ Overseen by General Counsel General Counsel President's Office

Educational Policy

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Support
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
Repeat a Course (Undergraduate) Policy and procedure to re-take a course Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Academic Forgiveness Policy Niagara University wishes to encourage the readmission of undergraduate students who had withdrawn in the past due to their inability to maintain satisfactory progress toward degree completion. Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
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
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
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
Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students Academic Affairs Academic Services Academic Affairs
Ontario minimum Degree Fee Policy All students registered in Niagara University programs offered in Canada must pay a minimum degree fee, which is based upon the full-time program length for each program. Academic Affairs Ontario Program Ontario Administration
University Policy on Satisfactory Graduate Program Progression Students are considered to be in good academic standing as long as they have met all of the requirements to continue in the program, have not been placed on academic warning and are permitted by their Dean to remain in a graduate degree program. Academic Affairs Office of the Provost Academic Affairs
Niagara University Institutional Review Board and Tri-Council Policy Statement Research involving human subjects conducted by faculty members and students under the auspices of Niagara University must be reviewed and approved by the Niagara University Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to its commencement. Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
Conversion of Canadian College and University Grades to NU for Transfer Not all institutions use the same system as NU. This will ensure consistency and fairness when accepting students from Canadian institutions. Academic Affairs Ontario Provost Office Academic Affairs
University Policy on Course Add/Drop and University Withdrawals/Leave of Absence When a student registers it is understood that he or she will pay in full all charges assumed at registration. Failure to attend classes does not alter the charges or entitle the student to a refund. Appendices Provost Student Affairs
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Board Policy on Academic Senate Sets the board policy regarding the Academic Senate University President's Office President's Office
Whistleblowing The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources University General Counsel President's Office
University Charter Records Aggregated Charters since formation of seminary and university University Provost & General Counsel President's Office
Board Policy: Academic Freedom Sets the board policy regarding Academic Freedom University President's Office President's Office
Non-Fraternization Policy Explains both guidelines and procedures regarding Intra-University relationships University/ Overseen by Executive Vice President Executive Vice Presidents Office

Compliance

Policy Purpose Sector Division Department
NUSTEP FERPA Policy Explains the rights NUSTEP students have under FERPA Academic Affairs Programs and Policy Continuing Education
Library Copyright Policy Describes library's approach to copyright issues Academic Affairs Library
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
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Accommodations for Students with Disabilities 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
Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities 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
Elevator Breakdowns On Campus Sets the procedures in place if an elevator breaks down on campus 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
Non-Discrimination Statement Described is the University's Non-Discrimination Statement 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
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
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: Programmatic Performance This policy strives to ensure the adequate performance of externally funded projects. 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
Niagara University Institutional Review Board and Tri-Council Policy Statement Research involving human subjects conducted by faculty members and students under the auspices of Niagara University must be reviewed and approved by the Niagara University Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to its commencement. Academic Affairs Provost Academic Affairs
Paid Sick Leave Article 6, section 196-b of the New York State Labor Law requires Niagara University to provide paid sick leave to certain employment groups who have not received paid sick leave previously. Appendices Human Resources Human Resources
Niagara University Non-Discrimination Policy and Grievance Procedures Niagara University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees, students and visitors an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. Appendices Programs and Policy Equity and Inclusion
Student-Athlete Transfer Policy To ensure compliance with NCAA bylaws and promote academic and experiential excellence, Niagara University shall use the below procedure to address transfer requests from student-athletes. Appendices Athletics Athletics Office
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
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
Reporting Never Attended Students Sets the procedures and guidelines for reporting never attended students Executive Vice President Enrollment Management Records Office
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
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
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
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
Jury Duty Policy Sets jury duty compensation and the procedure for payment to eligible employees. Executive Vice President Human Resources
External Funding Practice: Personnel This policy dictates hiring procedures for people working under external funding. 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
Retirement Policy To guide non-faculty employees through the process of initiating retirement Executive Vice President Human Resources Human Resources
Kerry Rose Law To comply with NYS Education Law 6348 Executive Vice President Campus Safety Campus Safety
Web Page Administrator Policy To ensure clarity regarding responsibility for individual department and sector web pages Executive Vice President PR Public Relations
Trademark Policy To set the terms for protecting and using all University-owned Trademarks Executive Vice President Public Relations Public Relations
University Copyright Policy Niagara University is committed to the ensuring ethical practices are upheld by faculty, staff and students with respect to adherence to copyright laws in the United States and Canada. Information Technology Information Technology Information Technology
Gift Acceptance Policy To set the terms and considerations of accepting gifts Institutional Advancement N/A Institutional Advancement
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
Institutional Advancement Receipt Policy Sets who may issues receipts for certain types of gifts Institutional Advancement Donor Relations Institutional Advancement
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
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
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
External Funding Practice: Cost Sharing Sets the definition of Cost Sharing and details relevant procedures involving Cost Sharing. Operations and Finance Controllers Office
External Funding Practice: University Practice Related to Allowable Costs Sets the procedures for determining allowable costs. Operations and Finance Controllers Office
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
Data Breach Policy To set the terms of meeting the requirements of NY GBL Article 39-f Operations and Finance Information Technology Information Technology
Petty Cash Guidelines Petty Cash Funds are established for the primary purpose of allowing purchases of small amounts to be made with a minimum of inconvenience. The Petty Cash Fund is not to be used to circumvent the regular purchasing process. These purchases must follow the same guideline as any purchase obtained through the Purchasing Specialist, including adherence with the Procurement Policy. Operations and Finance Controller Controllers Office
Investment Policy Compliance with NYPMIFA Operations and Finance VP for Administration Business 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
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
Seizure Protocol This policy provides guidelines to help accommodate student's suffering from seizures. Student Affairs Health 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
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
Confidentiality Assurances Medical Services Explains the confidentiality procedures that student health services uses when interacting with students. 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
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
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
Temporary Medical Parking Permits Sets procedure and guidelines for anyone who require special consideration related to parking. Student Affairs Health Services
Administrative Search Policy Dictates the procedures and guidelines for searches of student's room Student Affairs Student Affairs
Judicial Records Retention Policy Dictates the procedures and guidelines for maintaining judicial records Student Affairs Student Affairs
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
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
University Policy on Non-Academic Student Grievance NU is committed to ensuring that all members of the University community demonstrate respect, fairness, & kindness in their interactions with one another in order to build & sustain healthy relationships that are free from harassment & discrimination Student Affairs Student Affairs Student Affairs
Niagara University Accessibility Policy - Ontario Programs Only Accessibility Policy is to outline the commitment of Niagara University to improving accessibility for our students, customers and employees, and our strategy to identify, prevent and remove barriers to accessibility for a persons with disabilities. University Ontario Program Ontario Administration
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
Student Status Definitions To ensure consistent use of the terms defining a student's status at NU University General Counsel 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
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
Bylaws Bylaws of the corporation University General Counsel President's Office
University-funded Travel Sets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU University Controller Controllers Office
Procurement (Business Services) To establish the guidelines for procurement and ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-110 University Business Services
University Information Security and Digital Information Protection Policy Niagara University is committed to the protection and privacy of students enrolled in face-to-face and distance courses and programs and to student identity verification. University Programs and Policy Information Technology
Chemical Hygiene Policy The purpose of this Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to establish a written program that protects laboratory personnel from the potential hazards associated with the use, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals in a laboratory work area. University NA Facility Services
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
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
Camps Clinics & Events for Minors The university is committed to creating a safe and compliant environment in our camps, clinics, and other events for minors. The below checklist procedure shall be used to ensure all camps are properly authorized, staffed, and set up to comply with governing laws, regulations, and university policies. University CEMD and GC Offices Presidents Office
Document Retention Guidelines To provide the various offices with common guidelines for document retention and destruction University NA President's Office
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Guidance regarding use of university technology University EVP Information Technology
Credit Card Marketing on Campus To comply with NYS Education Law 6437 University General Counsel Campus Activities
Whistleblowing The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources University General Counsel President's Office
University Charter Records Aggregated Charters since formation of seminary and university University Provost & General Counsel President's Office
Enterprise Risk Management To set the policy regarding the use of ERM at NU University General Counsel President's Office
Children's Camp Model Safety Plan A template to modify as needed per the Camps & Clinics for Minors Policy ; Modifications not to be used without officer approval. All children's camps at Niagara University are required to complete a camp safety outline and ensure that the camp adheres to everything indicated in this document. University Operations President's Office
Sexual Misconduct Awareness & Response Policy The purpose of this document is provide a single, easily accessible and user-friendly document for students, employees, and community members to find information regarding Niagara University?s student conduct rules, policies, methods to promote awareness, rights, protections, and procedures regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. University Title IX Coordinator Executive Vice Presidents 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
University Policy on Approval and Review of Academic Programs and Courses This policy provides an outline for university-wide processes for the proposal and approval of new academic programs as well as the review of existing academic programs. University Academic Senate Student Affairs
Institutional Review Board Policy and Procedures Institutional Review Board Policy and Procedures University IPPRMC Student Services
Niagara University Workplace Harassment and Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy - Ontario Niagara University (the “University”) is committed to providing a professional and productive work environment that is free from harassment of any kind. University Ontario Program Ontario Administration
BOT - Honors and Degree Revocation The Board of Trustees has the power to grant such degrees and honors as are specifically authorized by the Charter of the University and the approval of the Regents of the University of the State of New York. University University President or Designee President's Office
Protection of Minors and Obligation to Report Serial Sexual Abuse This policy memorializes Niagara University’s special commitment to the safety of minors (children under the age of 18 who are not matriculated Niagara University students) located on campus or involved in a University event. University Equity and Inclusion Equity and Inclusion
NY HERO ACT Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan The purpose of this plan is to protect employees against exposure and disease during an airborne infectious disease outbreak. This plan goes into effect when an airborne infectious disease is designated by the New York State Commissioner of Health as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health. This plan is subject to any additional or greater requirements arising from a declaration of a state of emergency due to an airborne infectious disease, as well as any applicable federal standards. University EVP Executive Vice Presidents 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
External Funding Practice: Effort Reporting Sets the procedures and reasoning behind reporting work progress. University/ Overseen by Academic Affairs 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
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: 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
Intellectual Property This policy dictates the ownership of intellectual property generated through University Research University/ Overseen by General Counsel General Counsel President's Office
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