Policy Index - Department

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Academic Affairs

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Academic Affairs   Academic Services   Educational Policy on Grade Changes and the Grade Change FormThe 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.  
  • Educational Policy
Academic Affairs   Study Abroad   Study Abroad Behavior ContractSets the expected behavior of students who are participating in a study abroad program  
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Study Abroad   Study Abroad Credit Overload PolicySets the guidelines for students who participate in a study abroad program that has more than 16 credit hours  
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Study Abroad   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  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Study Abroad   Study Abroad Exchange Student EligibilitySets the Niagara University study abroad exchange guidelines  
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Study Abroad   Study Abroad Faculty GuidelinesSets the general guidelines for faculty participating in the study abroad program  
  • Operations and Finance
Academic Affairs   Study Abroad   Study Abroad Financial Aid Policy Explains the procedures and guidelines for students receiving financial aid for the purpose of studying abroad  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Study Abroad   Study Abroad Policy for ROTC scholarship cadetsSets the guidelines for a ROTC scholarship recipient studying abroad  
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Study Abroad   Study Abroad Program General GuidelinesSets the general guidelines for the Niagara University Study Abroad Program.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Study Abroad   Study Abroad Program not affiliated with Niagara UniversityThis policy dictates the guidelines for students participating in a unaffiliated study abroad program  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Study Abroad   Study Abroad Statement of LiabilitiesSets the University's liability for students when they travel abroad  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Affairs     Walking at Graduation Sets graduation and commencement requirements  
  • Students
  • Operations and Finance
Academic Affairs   Academic Integrity   Academic Integrity Sets standards and procedures for Academic Integrity  
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
Academic Affairs     Grade Appeal Sets structure and guidelines for Grade Appeals  
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
  • Compliance
Academic Affairs     Student-Owned Intellectual PropertySets student ownership of original works of authorship or invention  
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
  • Compliance
Academic Affairs     External Funding Practice: Programmatic PerformanceThis policy strives to ensure the adequate performance of externally funded projects.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Academic Affairs     (Undergraduate) Repeat a CoursePolicy and procedure to re-take a course  
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Provost   Graduate Repeat Course PolicyThis 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.  
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
Academic Affairs     External Funding Practice: Animal CareThe policy details procedures and compliance for the use of live vertebrate animals in research is humane and legal.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Academic Affairs     External Funding Practice: Effort ReportingSets the procedures and reasoning behind reporting work progress.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Academic Affairs   Programs and Policy   Continuing Education General Guidelines for InstructorsExplains the general guidelines for Instructors of Continuing Education classes.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Programs and Policy   Continuing Education Fee Agreement Provides a copy of the Continuing Education Fee Agreement  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Academic Senate   Incomplete Grade Policy for Undergraduates and GraduatesIncomplete Grade Policy for Undergraduates and Graduates  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Academic Senate   Last Date of AttendancePolicy for assigning the last date of attendance at classes for withdrawal and refund purposes  
  • Compliance
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Academic Services   Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate StudentsCommencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students  
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Academic Affairs   Diploma At GraduationSets the policy for who can award a diploma at graduation (President, or other under certain circumstances)  
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Academic Affairs   Provost   IRB Policy & Canadian rulesSet the policy for human subject research both in the US and Canada  
  • Compliance
  • Educational Policy
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students

Academic Support

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Academic Support   Academic Services   Academic Success ProgramSets the procedures and guidelines for the Academic Success Program  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Access & Accommodations: Individuals with Disabilities Ontario Education ProgramSets the procedures and guidelines for accommodating individuals with disabilities in the Ontario Education Program  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Accommodations for Students with DisabilitiesSets the procedures and guidelines regarding Accommodations for Students with Disabilities  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Admissions for Students with DisabilitiesSets the procedures and guidelines for Admissions involving Students with Disabilities  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
  • Educational Policy
Academic Support   Academic Services   Auxiliary Aids and ServicesSets the procedures and guidelines for Auxiliary Aids and Services provided by Academic Support  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Course Substitutions and ModificationSets the procedures and guidelines for Course Substitutions and Modifications for Students with Disabilities  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Disability-related Housing RequestsSets the procedures and guidelines for Disability-related Housing Requests  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Divisional Support ProgramSets the procedures and guidelines for the Divisional Support Program  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Elevator Breakdowns On CampusSets the procedures in place if an elevator breaks down on campus  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Eligibility for Services and Documentation GuidelinesSets the procedures and guidelines for verification and reception for Students with a disability  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   First-Year and at Risk Student-Athlete CounselingSets the procedures and guidelines for Academic Services provided to student athletes  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Non-Discrimination StatementDescribed is the University's Non-Discrimination Statement  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Note taking AccommodationsSets the procedures and guidelines for students with disabilities receiving note taking accommodations  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Peer Tutoring ServiceSets the procedures and guidelines for use of Peer Tutoring Services  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Satisfactory Academic ProgressSets the procedures and guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Snowstorms and Significant Weather Events, Assistance for Students with Permanent or Temporary DisabSets the procedures and guidelines for assisting Students with disabilities during inclement weather  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Support   Academic Services   Writing CenterDescribes the services and procedures provided of the Writing Center  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Support     Placement Protocol 2013To place incoming freshman students into appropriate writing and math courses.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Academic Support     Service AnimalsWith 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.  
  • Students

Admissions

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Admissions   Enrollment Management   Admission Evaluation for Applicants with a Criminal RecordUniversity 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.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Admissions   Enrollment Management   First Semester Transfer StudentsSets scholarship potential for first-semester transfer students  
  • Students
Admissions   Enrollment Management   Incoming Transfer Credit Acceptance PolicyTo 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.  
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
Admissions   Enrollment Management   Semester Credit Hour Policy and ComplianceTo 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.  
  • Educational Policy
  • Students

Assistant to the President for Planning

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Assistant to the President for Planning   Assistant to the President for Planning   Annual ReportsAnnual reports are a vehicle whereby individual departments are given an opportunity to summarize their activities and at the same time to plan for the future. This policy addresses the steps a department must go through when submitting a report  
  • Operations and Finance
Assistant to the President for Planning   Assistant to the President for Planning   Surplus FurnitureThis policy provides a cost effective, timely, and efficient process to relocate resources within Niagara University  
  • Operations and Finance

Atheltics Office

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Atheltics Office   Athletics   2014-15 Student Athlete Code of ConductTo ensure student-athlete awareness of the behavior expectations of being a student-athlete  
  • Compliance
  • Students

Athletics Office

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Athletics Office   Athletics   Athletics' Concussion ManagementEstablish concussion management protocols  
  • Students
Athletics Office   Athletics   Student-Athlete Transfer PolicySet the policy and procedure governing student-athlete transfer from NU to another institution  
  • Compliance
  • Students

Business Affairs

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Business Affairs     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
  • Compliance
Business Affairs   VP for Administration   Investment PolicyCompliance with NYPMIFA  
  • Compliance
Business Affairs   Controller's Office   Controller's Office Policy on Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and ReimbursementTo ensure there is clear direction regarding Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and Reimbursement  
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace

Business Services

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Business Services     External Funding Practice: Insurance (Risk Management)Sets the risk management system used by Niagara University, in regards to External Funding  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Business Services     Chemical Exposure Response Broad guidelines in response to chemical exposure  
  • Employment & Workplace
Business Services     Procurement (Business Services)To establish the guidelines for procurement and ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-110  
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Business Services   NA   Chemical Hygiene Policy 2014To ensure compliance with applicable regulations  
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students

Campus Activities

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Campus Activities   General Counsel   Credit Card Marketing on CampusTo comply with NYS Education Law 6437  
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students

Campus Ministry

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Campus Ministry     Use of Alumni Chapel  
  • Operations and Finance
Campus Ministry   Campus Ministry   Camus Ministry Policies and Procedure for NU St. Vincent de Paul Soup KitchenTo set the Policy and Procedure for NU St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen  
  • Employment & Workplace

Campus Safety

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Campus Safety   Student Affairs   Enforcement of ParkingEnforcement of university parking regulations  
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Campus Safety     Building Access for Non-Resident SpaceThe 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  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
  • Employment & Workplace
Campus Safety     Weapons on Campus PolicyThis policy is designed to identify and prevent unauthorized weapons on campus.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Campus Safety   Campus Safety   Missing Student Notification Policy & ProcedureThe comply with the "missing student" requirements of the Clery Act and ensure there is a routine procedure for addressing missing students  
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Campus Safety   Campus Safety   Kerry Rose LawTo comply with NYS Education Law 6348  
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students

Castellani Art Museum

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Castellani Art Museum   Operations & Outreach   Rental of Castellani Art Museum Sets the procedures for renting out the Castellani Art Museum  
  • Operations and Finance

Center for Events & Mgmt Dev.

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Center for Events & Mgmt Dev.   Operations & Finance   Dining Commons Use PolicyPolicy and guidance for arranging events in the Clet Dining Commons  
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students

Continuing Education

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Continuing Education   Programs and Policy   Continuing Education General GuidelinesExplains the general guidelines for Continuing Education classes.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Continuing Education   Programs and Policy   NUSTEP FERPA Policy Explains the rights NUSTEP students have under FERPA  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
  • Compliance
Continuing Education   Programs and Policy   NUSTEP Mid-Term PolicySets the mid-term procedures for a NUSTEP course  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Continuing Education   Programs and Policy   NUSTEP Withdrawal PolicySets the withdrawal procedures for a NUSTEP course  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students

Controllers Office

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Controllers Office     External Funding Practice: Cash ManagementThis policy, complying with federal, internal, and state regulations details the procedures and guidelines for cash management  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Controllers Office     External Funding Practice: Cost SharingSets the definition of Cost Sharing and details relevant procedures involving Cost Sharing.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Controllers Office     External Funding Practice: University Practice Related to Allowable CostsSets the procedures for determining allowable costs.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Controllers Office   Controller   University-funded TravelSets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU  
  • Compliance
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Controllers Office   Controller   Petty Cash GuidelinesGuidelines on the acceptable uses and procedure for Petty Cash  
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
Controllers Office   Controller   Comp Tickets to NU Events for EmployeesTo 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  
  • Employment & Workplace
Controllers Office   Controller   Cash Handling PolicySets the policy for handling cash transactions at the university  
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students

Counseling Services

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Counseling Services     Confidentiality of CounselingSets the reason for upholding a student's counseling session as confidential, as well as describes the times when confidentiality must be violated.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Counseling Services     Mandated CounselingSets Counseling Services' view on mandated counseling.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Counseling Services     MMPI-2 Malaise Scale (MLS) PolicyThis policy discusses the use of an MMPI-2 scale to promote retention by the identification of physical health concerns  
  • Operations and Finance
Counseling Services     No Show Counseling AppointmentsSets the procedures taken when students, do not cancel and do no show up to an appointment.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Counseling Services     PHQSets the practices surrounding depression screening.  
  • Operations and Finance
Counseling Services     Scope of ServicesSets the types of concerns for which counseling services can and cannot provide mental Administration & Operations  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students

Education

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Education   Enrollment Management   Application: B.P.S. Program offered in OntarioStudents enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) program must meet certain criteria to advance in the program.  
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
Education   Enrollment Management   University Policy on Maintaining eligibility in the B.P.S. programUniversity Policy on Maintaining eligibility in the B.P.S. program  
  • Educational Policy
  • Students

Executive Vice Presidents Office

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Executive Vice Presidents Office   Research Council   Niagara University Research Council Committee GuidelinesDescribes the Niagara University Research Council and guidelines  
  • Operations and Finance
Executive Vice Presidents Office   Research Council   Niagara University Research Council Faculty GuidelinesDescribes the process for faculty to apply for a research support grant.  
  • Operations and Finance
Executive Vice Presidents Office   Research Council   Niagara University Research Council Mini-Grant GuidelinesSets the Niagara University Research Council's Mini-Grant guidelines  
  • Operations and Finance
Executive Vice Presidents Office   Research Council   Niagara University Research Council Project Award to Address PovertySets the procedures and guidelines for any faculty members who wish to apply for the poverty grant  
  • Operations and Finance
Executive Vice Presidents Office   Research Council   Niagara University Research Council Student GuidelinesSets the guidelines for graduate and undergraduate students participating in research supported by Research Council grants  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Executive Vice Presidents Office   Research Council   Niagara University Research Council Summer Stipend Guidelines Sets the guidelines for stipends administered by the Research Council  
  • Operations and Finance
Executive Vice Presidents 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
  • Compliance
Executive Vice Presidents Office   Operations & Outreach   Process for Initiating and Managing Grant ActivityThis 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.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Executive Vice Presidents Office     External Funding Practice: BiohazardsSets 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.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Executive Vice Presidents Office   Campus Safety/Keirnan Center/Facilities/Planning   Power Path PolicySets the policy for use, maintenance, and coordination with NYPA regarding the Power Path  
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Executive Vice Presidents Office   Grants Management   Private and Public Grants PolicySets guidelines and processing for initiating and managing grant activity.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Executive Vice Presidents Office     Smoking PolicyThis policy, in compliance with the New York State Public Health Law, dictates the University's smoking policy  
  • Students
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
Executive Vice Presidents Office     Non-Fraternization Policy Explains both guidelines and procedures regarding Intra-University relationships  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Educational Policy
  • Employment & Workplace
Executive Vice Presidents Office   Title IX Coordinator   Sexual Misconduct PolicySets the process for handling sexual misconduct, per Title IX, VAWA, Clery, and NY Education Law 29B  
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Executive Vice Presidents Office   EVP   Commitment to Ethical Business PracticesTo confirm the University's commitment to Ethical Business Practices  
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace

Facility Services

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Facility Services   Sustainability Committee   Energy PolicyTo set the policy for energy-saving measures and comply with the Presidents' Climate Commitment  
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students

Financial Aid

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Financial Aid   Financial Aid   Financial Aid OSAP PolicyPolicy to administer Ontario Financial Aid  
  • Administration & Operations
  • Students

Health Services

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Health Services     Physician, Alternate Physician & Residents Yearly Practicing RequirementsThis 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.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Health Services     Refusal of Medical Advice and TreatmentSets the procedures and guidelines if someone refuses service  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Health Services     Seizure ProtocolThis policy provides guidelines to help accommodate student's suffering from seizures.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
  • Employment & Workplace
Health Services     Suggestions, Complaints, and Grievances Medical ServicesExplains the procedures and guidelines for anyone making a suggestion, complaint, or grievance regarding medical services.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Health Services     Students with Special DietsSets the procedures, guidelines, and accommodations for Students who have special dietary concerns due to a medical reason  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Health Services     "No Show" Appointments Administration & OperationsThis policy addresses the procedure to cancel a Health Services appointment. It also addresses the repercussions when appointments are not kept.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Health Services     After Hours Care for EmergenciesThis policy dictates the procedures and guidelines for students who need care when the health center is closed  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Health Services     Appointments at Student Administration & OperationsSets the procedures for making appointments at student Administration & Operations.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Health Services     Availability of Services at Student Administration & OperationsThis policy exists to make Students aware of the existence, location, and services available through the Student Health Center  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Health Services     Campus Illness and Accident Emergencies Administration & OperationsThis 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.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Health Services     Campus Visitors Emergency Medical CareSets the kind of emergency care that a campus visitor is eligible to receive from Sleasman Administration & Operations  
  • Operations and Finance
Health Services     Confidentiality Assurances Medical ServicesExplains the confidentiality procedures that student health services uses when interacting with students.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
  • Compliance
Health Services     Confidentiality of Client Medical RecordsThis policy dictates the controls in place for the access of Student Medical Information  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
  • Compliance
Health Services     CPR Policy Student Administration & OperationsThis 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  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Health Services     Crisis Management for Health-Related IssuesSets the procedures for recommending measures to prevent, as well as deal, with health crisis.  
  • Operations and Finance
Health Services     Eligibility for Student Health ServicesThis policy helps to provide a list of students that are eligible to use University Administration & Operations  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Health Services     Health Center EmergenciesSets the emergency procedures for student patients arriving in the Health Center with urgent health conditions  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Health Services     Hours of Operation and Accessibility of Student HealthThis policy dictates the procedures and publication of the Niagara University Student Health Center  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Health Services     Medical Incident ReportsSets 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.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Health Services     Temporary Medical Parking PermitsSets procedure and guidelines for anyone who require special consideration related to parking.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
  • Employment & Workplace
Health Services     Transportation for Medical ReasonsThis policy discusses the University's transportation of Students for non-emergency medical reasons.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students

Human Resources

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Human Resources     Accidental Death and Dismemberment Sets the Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit, eligibility requirements and claim procedure.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Administrative and Professional Employees Performance Appraisals*This policy discusses the purpose, results, and procedures regarding administrative and professional employee performance appraisals.  
  • Employment & Workplace
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).  
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Compliance
Human Resources   Human Resources   Employee Military Leave PolicySets the policy for employees taking military leave  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Applications for Positions on CampusThis policy dictates the acceptance of applications and resumes  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Bereavement LeaveDescribed is the policy concerning Bereavement Compensation and time off procedures for all eligible employees.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Confidentiality of Employment InformationSets procedures and guidelines for University positions and the maintaining of confidential information.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Disciplinary Action Procedure Sets the procedures and guidelines for involuntary termination of any employee  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Emergency Pay and Unscheduled Call-in PayThis policy addresses the manner in which Emergency Pay/Unscheduled Call-in pay is calculated.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Employee Status CodesSets Employee Status and Codes with definitions and benefit eligibilities.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Equal Employment OpportunityThis policy was created to communicate our commitment to the principles of Fair Employment Practices and Equal Employment Opportunity.  
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Compliance
Human Resources     Exit Interview PolicySets the conducting of exit interviews with employees  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Health InsuranceIt is the policy of the University to offer group Health Insurance benefits to eligible employees.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     HolidaysThis policy addresses the procedures for paid holidays  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Human Resources Non-Discrimination PolicyThe policy states that the University's discrimination policy  
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Compliance
Human Resources     Introductory Period for Non-Faculty EmployeesThis policy defines the introductory period for newly hired, rehired, promoted or transferred non-faculty employees.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Jury Duty PolicySets jury duty compensation and the procedure for payment to eligible employees.  
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Compliance
Human Resources     Leaves of AbsenceSets the guidelines and procedures for placing an eligible employee on an official Leave of Absence.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Length of Service Non-Faculty EmployeesThis policy defines the length of service for non-faculty, benefit eligible employees of the University.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Life InsuranceSets the offering of group term life insurance to eligible employees.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Long Term Disability LeaveSets the procedures if an eligible employee becomes disabled and must be off from work for an extended period.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Paid Time Off For Seasonal and Regular Part-Time EmployeesSets policy how regular, part time, and seasonal employees are granted and use compensated time off from work  
  • Employment & Workplace
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  
  • Employment & Workplace
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.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Sick Days for Regular Full Time EmployeesThis policy addresses the nature, number and process for sick days for eligible employees.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Standards of ConductThe University maintains standards for the personal conduct of its employees. This policy lists some of the general rules  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     Survivor BenefitsDescribed 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.  
  • Employment & Workplace
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.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources     External Funding Practice: PersonnelThis policy dictates hiring procedures for people working under external funding.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Human Resources   Human Resources   Relocation ReimbursementTo 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.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources   ADA Coordinator   Service & Emotional Support AnimalsThe broadly inform community members of the procedure for respectfully addressing the needs of those who use service and emotional support animals  
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Human Resources   Human Resources   Vacation and Personal Days for FLSA-exempt employeesSets the policy for the accrual of vacation and personal days by FLSA-exempt employees  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources   Human Resources   Retirement PolicyTo guide non-faculty employees through the process of initiating retirement  
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources   Human Resources   University Policy on Pre- and Post-Employment Background ChecksTo establish how pre and post-employment background checks are conducted  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources   Human Resources   Family Medical Leave ActTo ensure compliance with FMLA  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources   Human Resources   Personal Days (Full-Time non-exempt)Guidance on use of personal days  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources   Human Resources   Vacation PayGuidance to non-exempt full time and regular part time employees  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources   Human Resources   Worker's CompensationTo provide guidance regarding workers' compensation claims  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources   Human Resources   Motor Vehicle Record Check PolicySets the policy for checking MVR's  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources   Human Resources   Premium CompensationThis 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.  
  • Employment & Workplace
Human Resources   Human Resources   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  
  • Employment & Workplace

Information Technology

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Information Technology     Student E-mail Policy  
  • Students
Information Technology     Web-site Terms of Use  
  • Operations and Finance
Information Technology   Information Technology   Data Breach PolicyTo set the terms of meeting the requirements of NY GBL Article 39-f  
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
Information Technology   EVP   Acceptable Use of Electronic ResourcesGuidance regarding use of university technology  
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students

Institutional Advancement

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Institutional Advancement   N/A   Gift Acceptance PolicyTo set the terms and considerations of accepting gifts  
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
Institutional Advancement     Advancement Database InformationThis 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.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Institutional Advancement     Fund Development PolicyThis policy dictates the procedures required to secure a fund raising project  
  • Operations and Finance
Institutional Advancement     Gift Acceptance Policy This policy governs the acceptance of gifts to the University and provides guidance to prospective donors and their advisors when making gifts to the University.  
  • Operations and Finance
Institutional Advancement     Solicitation of Potential DonorsThis policy regulates the contacting of potential donors  
  • Operations and Finance
Institutional Advancement   N/A   Naming OpportunitiesGuidelines on naming opportunities and memorials  
  • Operations and Finance
Institutional Advancement   Institutional Advancement   Institutional Advancement Code of EthicsThe provide guidance and best practices regarding the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to the university  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
Institutional Advancement   Donor Relations   Institutional Advancement Receipt PolicySets who may issues receipts for certain types of gifts  
  • Compliance

Institutional Research

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Institutional Research     External Funding Practice: Electronic Research AdministrationThe University must have staff adequately trained and resourced to manage electronic research initiatives of the federal government and other sponsors as they are initiated.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance

Instructional Support

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Instructional Support   Instructional Support   Authorization of Online Programs to Register Out-of-State StudentsSets the policy on registering online programs as required by law  
  • Educational Policy

Library

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Library     Library Code of ConductDescribes the code of conduct for all library users  
  • Students
  • Operations and Finance
Library     Library Collection PolicyDescribes the library's acquisition of materials for its collection  
  • Operations and Finance
Library     Library Copyright PolicyDescribes library's approach to copyright issues  
  • Students
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Library     Library Gift PolicyGoverns the libraries acceptance of gifts  
  • Operations and Finance
Library     Library Grievance PolicyExplains how patron grievances are handled.  
  • Students
  • Operations and Finance
Library     Library Group Study Rooms Governs the use of library group study rooms  
  • Students
  • Operations and Finance
Library     Library Guest User PolicyProcedures for guest library access  
  • Operations and Finance
Library     Library Privacy PolicyGoverns the confidentiality of patron records and interactions.  
  • Operations and Finance

Other

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Other   University   Disability Grievance PolicyPolicy and Procedure for reporting a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act  
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Other   Committee on Crisis Management   Essential Trained Responders and Essential PersonnelTo establish a system for utilizing the categories "essential trained personnel" and "essential personnel"  
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
Other   GC Office   Retained Legal CounselTo establish the policy and procedure for the selection and assessment of retained legal counsel   

President's Office

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories

Presidents Office

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Presidents Office   CEMD and GC Offices   Camps Clinics & Events for MinorsTo ensure compliance and best practices for camps clinics and events for minors operated by NU  
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace

Public Relations

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Public Relations   Public Relations   Digital SignageGuide on composing content for digital signage  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
Public Relations   Public Relations   Communications with MediaTo inform employees as to how to handle media inquiries and press appearances  
  • Employment & Workplace
Public Relations   PR   Web Page Administrator PolicyTo ensure clarity regarding responsibility for individual department and sector web pages  
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
Public Relations   Public Relations   Trademark PolicyTo set the terms for protecting and using all University-owned Trademarks  
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students

Records Office

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Records Office   Registrar   Registrar's Policy and Procedure for Transcript Notation per New York Education Law 129-BCompliance with NYS Education Law Article 129-B with regard to transcript notation  
  • Compliance
  • Educational Policy
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Records Office     Students Called to Active Military DutyThe following policies and procedures have been developed to assist students who are called to active military duty during a semester.  
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Records Office   Enrollment Management   Administratively Withdrawing StudentsThis policy discusses the procedures for administratively withdrawing students who have not attended classes  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Records Office   Enrollment Management   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.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
  • Educational Policy
Records Office   Enrollment Management   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.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
  • Educational Policy
Records Office   Enrollment Management   Reporting Never Attended Students Sets the procedures and guidelines for reporting never attended students  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Records Office   Enrollment Management   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.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
  • Educational Policy

Student Accounts

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Student Accounts   Controller   Descriptions of Registration HoldsSets the possible holds on a student account and how to remove each one.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Student Accounts   Controller   Registration with a Prior BalanceSets the procedures for restricting registration when a student has an outstanding balance on their account.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Student Accounts   Controller   University Withdrawal PolicySets the costs and procedures associated with withdrawal from classes.  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students

Student Affairs

Department Division Policy Purpose Categories
Student Affairs     Alcohol PolicySets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Alcohol  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Student Affairs     Drug/Illegal Substance policySets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Drugs and Illegal Substances  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Student Affairs     Hazing PolicySets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Hazing  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Student Affairs     Parent/Guardian NotificationSets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding parental notification  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Student Affairs     SanctionsSets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Student sanctions  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Student Affairs     Student Disciplinary Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding student disciplinary matters  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Student Affairs     Administrative Search PolicyDictates the procedures and guidelines for searches of student's room  
  • Students
  • Compliance
Student Affairs     Judicial Records Retention PolicyDictates the procedures and guidelines for maintaining judicial records  
  • Students
  • Compliance
Student Affairs   Financial Aid & Student Affairs   Athletic Aid Appeal BoardTo ensure student athletes have an NCAA-compliant method to appeal the loss of athletic aid or denial of a one-time transfer  
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Student Affairs   Dean of Students   Dean of Students Judicial Records Retention PolicyTo ensure students are aware of the retention of their judicial records  
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Student Affairs   Student Health Services   Narcan Policy To set the policy and procedure for on-campus administration of Narcan to fight opiate overdose  
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Student Affairs   Dean of Students   Student Leave of Absence PolicyTo set the policy and procedure for medical and personal leaves of absence by students. Military leave is covered by a separate policy.  
  • Compliance
  • Administration & Operations
  • Students