Index to University Policies

An alphabetical list of every policy. Some policies are confidential and will need you to login into MyNU to view.

Policy Purpose Category
"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
(Undergraduate) Repeat a CoursePolicy and procedure to re-take a course
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
2013 Road, Building, and Space Names and NumbersTo convey the authorized names, numbers, and street addresses on the Campus; effective June 1, 2013
  • Operations and Finance
2014-15 Student Athlete Code of ConductTo ensure student-athlete awareness of the behavior expectations of being a student-athlete
  • Compliance
  • Students
Academic Integrity Sets standards and procedures for Academic Integrity
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
Academic Success ProgramSets the procedures and guidelines for the Academic Success Program
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Acceptable Use of Electronic ResourcesGuidance regarding use of university technology
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
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
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Sets the Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit, eligibility requirements and claim procedure.
  • Employment & Workplace
Accommodations for Students with DisabilitiesSets the procedures and guidelines regarding Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Administrative and Professional Employees Performance Appraisals*This policy discusses the purpose, results, and procedures regarding administrative and professional employee performance appraisals.
  • Employment & Workplace
Administrative Search PolicyDictates the procedures and guidelines for searches of student's room
  • Students
  • Compliance
Administratively Withdrawing StudentsThis policy discusses the procedures for administratively withdrawing students who have not attended classes
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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 for Students with DisabilitiesSets the procedures and guidelines for Admissions involving Students with Disabilities
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
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
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
Alcohol PolicySets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Alcohol
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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
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
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
Applications for Positions on CampusThis policy dictates the acceptance of applications and resumes
  • Employment & Workplace
Appointments at Student Administration & OperationsSets the procedures for making appointments at student Administration & Operations.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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
Athletics' Concussion ManagementEstablish concussion management protocols
  • Students
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
Authorization of Online Programs to Register Out-of-State StudentsSets the policy on registering online programs as required by law
  • Educational Policy
Auxiliary Aids and ServicesSets the procedures and guidelines for Auxiliary Aids and Services provided by Academic Support
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
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
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
Bereavement LeaveDescribed is the policy concerning Bereavement Compensation and time off procedures for all eligible employees.
  • Employment & Workplace
Board Policy on Academic SenateSets the board policy regarding the Academic Senate
  • Educational Policy
Board Policy on Faculty StatusSets the board policy on Faculty Status 
Board Policy: Academic FreedomSets the board policy regarding Academic Freedom
  • Educational Policy
  • University Corporate Documents & Mission
Board Policy: Instructional Organization of the UnviersitySets the board policy regarding instructional organization 
Board Policy: Termination of FacultySets the board policy regarding termination of faculty 
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
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
BylawsBylaws of the corporation
  • Compliance
  • University Corporate Documents & Mission
Camps Clinics & Events for MinorsTo ensure compliance and best practices for camps clinics and events for minors operated by NU
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
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
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
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
Cash Handling PolicySets the policy for handling cash transactions at the university
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Chemical Exposure Response Broad guidelines in response to chemical exposure
  • Employment & Workplace
Chemical Hygiene Policy 2014To ensure compliance with applicable regulations
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Clery Compliance PolicyTo clarify the various roles and responsibilities for Clery and Campus Security law compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate StudentsCommencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
Commitment to Ethical Business PracticesTo confirm the University's commitment to Ethical Business Practices
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
Communications with MediaTo inform employees as to how to handle media inquiries and press appearances
  • Employment & Workplace
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
Confidentiality Assurances Medical ServicesExplains the confidentiality procedures that student health services uses when interacting with students.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
  • Compliance
Confidentiality of Client Medical RecordsThis policy dictates the controls in place for the access of Student Medical Information
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
  • Compliance
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
Confidentiality of Employment InformationSets procedures and guidelines for University positions and the maintaining of confidential information.
  • Employment & Workplace
Conflict of Interest 2017In conformance with the NY NFP Corporations Law and applicable HHS regulations.
  • Compliance
  • University Corporate Documents & Mission
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Work
Continuing Education Fee Agreement Provides a copy of the Continuing Education Fee Agreement
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Continuing Education General GuidelinesExplains the general guidelines for Continuing Education classes.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Continuing Education General Guidelines for InstructorsExplains the general guidelines for Instructors of Continuing Education classes.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Contracts PolicyThe policy and procedure for authorized contract signers, procedure for finalizing contracts, access to copies of contracts, and the storage of contracts
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
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
Course Substitutions and ModificationSets the procedures and guidelines for Course Substitutions and Modifications for Students with Disabilities
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
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
Credit Card Marketing on CampusTo comply with NYS Education Law 6437
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Crisis Management for Health-Related IssuesSets the procedures for recommending measures to prevent, as well as deal, with health crisis.
  • Operations and Finance
Data Breach PolicyTo set the terms of meeting the requirements of NY GBL Article 39-f
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
Dean of Students Judicial Records Retention PolicyTo ensure students are aware of the retention of their judicial records
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Descriptions of Registration HoldsSets the possible holds on a student account and how to remove each one.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Digital SignageGuide on composing content for digital signage
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
Dining Commons Use PolicyPolicy and guidance for arranging events in the Clet Dining Commons
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Diploma At GraduationSets the policy for who can award a diploma at graduation (President, or other under certain circumstances)
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Disability Grievance PolicyPolicy and Procedure for reporting a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Disability-related Housing RequestsSets the procedures and guidelines for Disability-related Housing Requests
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Disciplinary Action Procedure Sets the procedures and guidelines for involuntary termination of any employee
  • Employment & Workplace
Discrimination & HarassmentForbidding harassment and discrimination and setting the procedure for reporting
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Divisional Support ProgramSets the procedures and guidelines for the Divisional Support Program
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Document Retention GuidelinesTo provide the various offices with common guidelines for document retention and destruction
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
Drug/Illegal Substance policySets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Drugs and Illegal Substances
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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
Elevator Breakdowns On CampusSets the procedures in place if an elevator breaks down on campus
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Eligibility for Services and Documentation GuidelinesSets the procedures and guidelines for verification and reception for Students with a disability
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
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
Emergency Pay and Unscheduled Call-in PayThis policy addresses the manner in which Emergency Pay/Unscheduled Call-in pay is calculated.
  • Employment & Workplace
Employee Military Leave PolicySets the policy for employees taking military leave
  • Employment & Workplace
Employee Status CodesSets Employee Status and Codes with definitions and benefit eligibilities.
  • Employment & Workplace
Energy PolicyTo set the policy for energy-saving measures and comply with the Presidents' Climate Commitment
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Enforcement of ParkingEnforcement of university parking regulations
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Enterprise Risk ManagementTo set the policy regarding the use of ERM at NU
  • Compliance
Equal Employment OpportunityThis policy was created to communicate our commitment to the principles of Fair Employment Practices and Equal Employment Opportunity.
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Compliance
Essential Trained Responders and Essential PersonnelTo establish a system for utilizing the categories "essential trained personnel" and "essential personnel"
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
Exit Interview PolicySets the conducting of exit interviews with employees
  • Employment & Workplace
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
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
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
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
External Funding Practice: Cost SharingSets the definition of Cost Sharing and details relevant procedures involving Cost Sharing.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
External Funding Practice: Effort ReportingSets the procedures and reasoning behind reporting work progress.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
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
External Funding Practice: Insurance (Risk Management)Sets the risk management system used by Niagara University, in regards to External Funding
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
External Funding Practice: PersonnelThis policy dictates hiring procedures for people working under external funding.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
External Funding Practice: Prior ApprovalsThis 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.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
External Funding Practice: Programmatic PerformanceThis policy strives to ensure the adequate performance of externally funded projects.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
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
External Funding Practice: Records ManagementSets the maintenance of records that are routinely generated when applying for, accepting, and fulfilling the terms of conditional funding,
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
External Funding Practice: University Practice Related to Allowable CostsSets the procedures for determining allowable costs.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Faculty-Lead Student TripsTo coordinate the resources and policies needed to assist faculty in leading student trips
  • Compliance
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Family Medical Leave ActTo ensure compliance with FMLA
  • Employment & Workplace
Financial Aid OSAP PolicyPolicy to administer Ontario Financial Aid
  • Administration & Operations
  • Students
First Semester Transfer StudentsSets scholarship potential for first-semester transfer students
  • Students
First-Year and at Risk Student-Athlete CounselingSets the procedures and guidelines for Academic Services provided to student athletes
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Fund Development PolicyThis policy dictates the procedures required to secure a fund raising project
  • Operations and Finance
Gift Acceptance PolicyTo set the terms and considerations of accepting gifts
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
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
Grade Appeal Sets structure and guidelines for Grade Appeals
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
  • Compliance
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
Hazing PolicySets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Hazing
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Health Center EmergenciesSets the emergency procedures for student patients arriving in the Health Center with urgent health conditions
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Health InsuranceIt is the policy of the University to offer group Health Insurance benefits to eligible employees.
  • Employment & Workplace
HolidaysThis policy addresses the procedures for paid holidays
  • Employment & Workplace
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
Human Resources Non-Discrimination PolicyThe policy states that the University's discrimination policy
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Compliance
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
Incomplete Grade Policy for Undergraduates and GraduatesIncomplete Grade Policy for Undergraduates and Graduates
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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 Receipt PolicySets who may issues receipts for certain types of gifts
  • Compliance
Intellectual Property This policy dictates the ownership of intellectual property generated through University Research
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Introductory Period for Non-Faculty EmployeesThis policy defines the introductory period for newly hired, rehired, promoted or transferred non-faculty employees.
  • Employment & Workplace
Investment PolicyCompliance with NYPMIFA
  • Compliance
IRB Policy & Canadian rulesSet the policy for human subject research both in the US and Canada
  • Compliance
  • Educational Policy
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Judicial Records Retention PolicyDictates the procedures and guidelines for maintaining judicial records
  • Students
  • Compliance
Jury Duty PolicySets jury duty compensation and the procedure for payment to eligible employees.
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Compliance
Kerry Rose LawTo comply with NYS Education Law 6348
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Last Date of AttendancePolicy for assigning the last date of attendance at classes for withdrawal and refund purposes
  • Compliance
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
Leaves of AbsenceSets the guidelines and procedures for placing an eligible employee on an official Leave of Absence.
  • Employment & Workplace
Length of Service Non-Faculty EmployeesThis policy defines the length of service for non-faculty, benefit eligible employees of the University.
  • Employment & Workplace
Library Code of ConductDescribes the code of conduct for all library users
  • Students
  • Operations and Finance
Library Collection PolicyDescribes the library's acquisition of materials for its collection
  • Operations and Finance
Library Copyright PolicyDescribes library's approach to copyright issues
  • Students
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Library Gift PolicyGoverns the libraries acceptance of gifts
  • Operations and Finance
Library Grievance PolicyExplains how patron grievances are handled.
  • Students
  • Operations and Finance
Library Group Study Rooms Governs the use of library group study rooms
  • Students
  • Operations and Finance
Library Guest User PolicyProcedures for guest library access
  • Operations and Finance
Library Privacy PolicyGoverns the confidentiality of patron records and interactions.
  • Operations and Finance
Life InsuranceSets the offering of group term life insurance to eligible employees.
  • Employment & Workplace
Lobbying Policy and ProcedureThis policies purpose is to ensure compliance with state and federal lobbying laws by establishing guidelines for university employees having contact with government officials.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Long Term Disability LeaveSets the procedures if an eligible employee becomes disabled and must be off from work for an extended period.
  • Employment & Workplace
Mandated CounselingSets Counseling Services' view on mandated counseling.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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
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
Mission StatementSets Niagara University's Mission Statement, a core document which influences every action the University takes
  • University Corporate Documents & Mission
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
Model Camp Safety PlanA template to modify as needed per the Camps & Clinics for Minors Policy ; Modifications not to be used without officer approval
  • Compliance
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
Motor Vehicle Record Check PolicySets the policy for checking MVR's
  • Employment & Workplace
Naming OpportunitiesGuidelines on naming opportunities and memorials
  • Operations and Finance
Narcan Policy To set the policy and procedure for on-campus administration of Narcan to fight opiate overdose
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Niagara University Research Council Committee GuidelinesDescribes the Niagara University Research Council and guidelines
  • Operations and Finance
Niagara University Research Council Faculty GuidelinesDescribes the process for faculty to apply for a research support grant.
  • Operations and Finance
Niagara University Research Council Mini-Grant GuidelinesSets the Niagara University Research Council's Mini-Grant guidelines
  • Operations and Finance
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
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
Niagara University Research Council Summer Stipend Guidelines Sets the guidelines for stipends administered by the Research Council
  • Operations and Finance
No Show Counseling AppointmentsSets the procedures taken when students, do not cancel and do no show up to an appointment.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Non-Discrimination StatementDescribed is the University's Non-Discrimination Statement
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
Non-Fraternization Policy Explains both guidelines and procedures regarding Intra-University relationships
  • Operations and Finance
  • Educational Policy
  • Employment & Workplace
Note taking AccommodationsSets the procedures and guidelines for students with disabilities receiving note taking accommodations
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
NU Survey (Map) 2015Official Survey and Map of NU property, including the Main Campus and Parkway Lands
  • University Corporate Documents & Mission
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
NUSTEP FERPA Policy Explains the rights NUSTEP students have under FERPA
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
  • Compliance
NUSTEP Mid-Term PolicySets the mid-term procedures for a NUSTEP course
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
NUSTEP Withdrawal PolicySets the withdrawal procedures for a NUSTEP course
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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
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
Parent/Guardian NotificationSets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding parental notification
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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
Peer Tutoring ServiceSets the procedures and guidelines for use of Peer Tutoring Services
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Personal Days (Full-Time non-exempt)Guidance on use of personal days
  • Employment & Workplace
Petty Cash GuidelinesGuidelines on the acceptable uses and procedure for Petty Cash
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
PHQSets the practices surrounding depression screening.
  • Operations and Finance
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
Placement Protocol 2013To place incoming freshman students into appropriate writing and math courses.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Power Path PolicySets the policy for use, maintenance, and coordination with NYPA regarding the Power Path
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
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
Private and Public Grants PolicySets guidelines and processing for initiating and managing grant activity.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
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
Procurement (Business Services)To establish the guidelines for procurement and ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-110
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Refusal of Medical Advice and TreatmentSets the procedures and guidelines if someone refuses service
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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
Registration with a Prior BalanceSets the procedures for restricting registration when a student has an outstanding balance on their account.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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
Rental of Castellani Art Museum Sets the procedures for renting out the Castellani Art Museum
  • Operations and Finance
Reporting Never Attended Students Sets the procedures and guidelines for reporting never attended students
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
Retained Legal CounselTo establish the policy and procedure for the selection and assessment of retained legal counsel 
Retirement PolicyTo guide non-faculty employees through the process of initiating retirement
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
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
SanctionsSets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Student sanctions
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Satisfactory Academic ProgressSets the procedures and guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Scope of ServicesSets the types of concerns for which counseling services can and cannot provide mental Administration & Operations
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Seizure ProtocolThis policy provides guidelines to help accommodate student's suffering from seizures.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
  • Employment & Workplace
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
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
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
Sexual Misconduct PolicySets the process for handling sexual misconduct, per Title IX, VAWA, Clery, and NY Education Law 29B
  • Compliance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Sick Days for Regular Full Time EmployeesThis policy addresses the nature, number and process for sick days for eligible employees.
  • Employment & Workplace
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
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
Solicitation of Potential DonorsThis policy regulates the contacting of potential donors
  • Operations and Finance
Standards of ConductThe University maintains standards for the personal conduct of its employees. This policy lists some of the general rules
  • Employment & Workplace
Student Disciplinary Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding student disciplinary matters
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Student E-mail Policy
  • 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
Student Status DefinitionsTo ensure consistent use of the terms defining a student's status at NU
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
Student-Athlete Transfer PolicySet the policy and procedure governing student-athlete transfer from NU to another institution
  • Compliance
  • Students
Student-Owned Intellectual PropertySets student ownership of original works of authorship or invention
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
  • Compliance
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
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
Study Abroad Behavior ContractSets the expected behavior of students who are participating in a study abroad program
  • Students
Study Abroad Credit Overload PolicySets the guidelines for students who participate in a study abroad program that has more than 16 credit hours
  • Students
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
Study Abroad Exchange Student EligibilitySets the Niagara University study abroad exchange guidelines
  • Students
Study Abroad Faculty GuidelinesSets the general guidelines for faculty participating in the study abroad program
  • Operations and Finance
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
Study Abroad Policy for ROTC scholarship cadetsSets the guidelines for a ROTC scholarship recipient studying abroad
  • Students
Study Abroad Program General GuidelinesSets the general guidelines for the Niagara University Study Abroad Program.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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
Study Abroad Statement of LiabilitiesSets the University's liability for students when they travel abroad
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
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
Surplus FurnitureThis policy provides a cost effective, timely, and efficient process to relocate resources within Niagara University
  • Operations and Finance
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
Tax Exemption Status
  • University Corporate Documents & Mission
Temporary Medical Parking PermitsSets procedure and guidelines for anyone who require special consideration related to parking.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Compliance
  • Students
  • Employment & Workplace
Trademark PolicyTo set the terms for protecting and using all University-owned Trademarks
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Transportation for Medical ReasonsThis policy discusses the University's transportation of Students for non-emergency medical reasons.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Trustees' Policy on Ethical Treatment of Students in Fiscal TransactionsTo provide guidance on the fiscal transactions involving students and staff, administrators and faculty.
  • Employment & Workplace
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
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
University Charter RecordsAggregated Charters since formation of seminary and university
  • Compliance
  • Educational Policy
  • University Corporate Documents & Mission
University Policy on Maintaining eligibility in the B.P.S. programUniversity Policy on Maintaining eligibility in the B.P.S. program
  • Educational Policy
  • Students
University Policy on Pre- and Post-Employment Background ChecksTo establish how pre and post-employment background checks are conducted
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
University Withdrawal PolicySets the costs and procedures associated with withdrawal from classes.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
University-funded TravelSets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU
  • Compliance
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Usage of St. Vincent's Hall 4th FloorSets the procedures and guidelines to use the facilities on the fourth floor of St. Vincent's Hall
  • Operations and Finance
Use of Alumni Chapel
  • Operations and Finance
Vacation and Personal Days for FLSA-exempt employeesSets the policy for the accrual of vacation and personal days by FLSA-exempt employees
  • Employment & Workplace
Vacation PayGuidance to non-exempt full time and regular part time employees
  • Employment & Workplace
Walking at Graduation Sets graduation and commencement requirements
  • Students
  • Operations and Finance
Weapons on Campus PolicyThis policy is designed to identify and prevent unauthorized weapons on campus.
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students
Web Page Administrator PolicyTo ensure clarity regarding responsibility for individual department and sector web pages
  • Compliance
  • Operations and Finance
  • Employment & Workplace
Web-site Terms of Use
  • Operations and Finance
WhistleblowingThe policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources
  • Compliance
  • Educational Policy
  • Administration & Operations
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Students
Worker's CompensationTo provide guidance regarding workers' compensation claims
  • Employment & Workplace
Writing CenterDescribes the services and procedures provided of the Writing Center
  • Operations and Finance
  • Students