Policies By Department

A list of policies by policy owner. Click on the policy name to view additional information on the policy.

Academic Affairs

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Educational Policy on Grade Changes and the Grade Change Form Academic Affairs 2011-02-01   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.  
Study Abroad Credit Overload Policy Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   Sets the guidelines for students who participate in a study abroad program that has more than 16 credit hours  
Study Abroad Crisis Plan Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   This policy addresses the guidelines and procedures that the University has in place to help minimize risk for students studying abroad  
Study Abroad Financial Aid Policy Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   Explains the procedures and guidelines for students receiving financial aid for the purpose of studying abroad  
Study Abroad Policy for ROTC scholarship cadets Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   Sets the guidelines for a ROTC scholarship recipient studying abroad  
Study Abroad Statement of Liabilities Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   Sets the University's liability for students when they travel abroad  
Walking at Graduation Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   Sets graduation and commencement requirements  
Academic Integrity Academic Affairs 2024-04-09   Sets standards and procedures for Academic Integrity  
Grade Appeal Academic Affairs 2020-02-01   Sets structure and guidelines for Grade Appeals  
Student-Owned Intellectual Property Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   Sets student ownership of original works of authorship or invention  
External Funding Practice: Programmatic Performance Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   This policy strives to ensure the adequate performance of externally funded projects.  
Repeat a Course (Undergraduate) Academic Affairs 2013-02-24   Policy and procedure to re-take a course  
Academic Forgiveness Policy Academic Affairs 2020-05-01   Niagara University wishes to encourage the readmission of undergraduate students who had withdrawn in the past due to their inability to maintain satisfactory progress toward degree completion.  
Graduate Repeat Course Policy Academic Affairs 2015-04-20   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.  
External Funding Practice: Animal Care Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   The policy details procedures and compliance for the use of live vertebrate animals in research is humane and legal.  
External Funding Practice: Effort Reporting Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and reasoning behind reporting work progress.  
Continuing Education General Guidelines for Instructors Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   Explains the general guidelines for Instructors of Continuing Education classes.  
Continuing Education Fee Agreement Academic Affairs 2012-07-12   Provides a copy of the Continuing Education Fee Agreement  
Incomplete Grade Policy for Undergraduates and Graduates Academic Affairs 2015-03-24   Incomplete Grade Policy for Undergraduates and Graduates  
Last Date of Attendance Academic Affairs 2015-01-01   Policy for assigning the last date of attendance at classes for withdrawal and refund purposes  
Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students Academic Affairs 2015-11-23   Commencement Ceremony Eligibility Policy for Graduate Students  
Diploma At Graduation Academic Affairs 2015-04-13   Sets the policy for who can award a diploma at graduation (President, or other under certain circumstances)  
Incoming Transfer Credit Acceptance Policy Academic Affairs 2024-05-03   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.  
University Policy on Satisfactory Graduate Program Progression Academic Affairs 2018-09-01   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.  
Non-faculty employees teaching courses Academic Affairs 2020-02-03   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.  
Niagara University Institutional Review Board and Tri-Council Policy Statement Academic Affairs 2018-07-01   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.  
University Intellectual Property and Rights Management Policy Academic Affairs 2018-09-14   To benefit teaching, research, and the public interest, the University and NULTA work together to generate, maintain, and promote intellectual property.  
University Policy on Ontario Orientation Sessions Academic Affairs 2018-12-01   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.  
Conversion of Canadian College and University Grades to NU for Transfer Academic Affairs 2019-09-04   Not all institutions use the same system as NU. This will ensure consistency and fairness when accepting students from Canadian institutions.  
Add/Drop, Leave of Absence, Withdrawal: Financial and Academic Liability Academic Affairs 2024-01-26   Articulation of the academic and consequences of a student who adds or drops a course, withdraws, or takes a leave of absence form the university.  
Conferral Dates & Diploma Practices Academic Affairs 2024-03-21   To establish guidelines and procedures for determining the conferral date of degrees and certificates awarded by Niagara University.  
Affiliated Faculty Academic Affairs 2024-03-21   To enhance the academic and research environment f the institution, promote collaboration and innovation, and extend the institution\'s reach beyond it\'s core faculty and resources.  
Course Withdrawal Policy for Programs with Accelerated Schedules Academic Affairs 2023-10-20   To adjust deadlines and processes for accelerated programs so that students are not penalized or billed because of an accelerated timeline.  
General Education Transfer Academic Affairs 2024-04-23   Advising incoming transfer students of courses in the general education requirement that may be dropped or substituted.  

Academic Support

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Academic Success Program Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for the Academic Success Program  
Access & Accommodations: Individuals with Disabilities Ontario Education Program Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for accommodating individuals with disabilities in the Ontario Education Program  
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Accommodations for Students with Disabilities  
Admissions for Students with Disabilities Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for Admissions involving Students with Disabilities  
Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding Attendance Accommodations for Students with Disabilities  
Auxiliary Aids and Services Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for Auxiliary Aids and Services provided by Academic Support  
Course Substitutions and Modification Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for Course Substitutions and Modifications for Students with Disabilities  
Disability-related Housing Requests Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for Disability-related Housing Requests  
Divisional Support Program Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for the Divisional Support Program  
Elevator Breakdowns On Campus Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures in place if an elevator breaks down on campus  
Eligibility for Services and Documentation Guidelines Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for verification and reception for Students with a disability  
First-Year and at Risk Student-Athlete Counseling Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for Academic Services provided to student athletes  
Non-Discrimination Statement Academic Support 2012-07-12   Described is the University's Non-Discrimination Statement  
Note taking Accommodations Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for students with disabilities receiving note taking accommodations  
Peer Tutoring Service Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for use of Peer Tutoring Services  
Satisfactory Academic Progress Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress  
Snowstorms and Significant Weather Events, Assistance for Students with Permanent or Temporary Disab Academic Support 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for assisting Students with disabilities during inclement weather  
Writing Center Academic Support 2012-07-12   Describes the services and procedures provided of the Writing Center  
Placement Protocol 2013 Academic Support 2013-07-02   To place incoming freshman students into appropriate writing and math courses.  
Service Animals Academic Support 2014-12-03   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.  

Admissions

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Admission Evaluation for Applicants with a Criminal Record Admissions 2012-07-12   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.  
First Semester Transfer Students Admissions 2012-07-12   Sets scholarship potential for first-semester transfer students  
Semester Credit Hour Policy and Compliance Admissions 2017-10-03   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.  

Assistant to the President for Planning

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Annual Reports Assistant to the President for Planning 2012-04-03   Annual 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  
Surplus Furniture Assistant to the President for Planning 2012-07-12   This policy provides a cost effective, timely, and efficient process to relocate resources within Niagara University  

Athletics

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Serious Misconduct and Division I Athletics Participation Athletics 2022-07-01   Niagara University is committed to a culture of care and considers the dignity of the human person in forming a mission-driven community. This policy enhances the safety of Niagara University through the admission and enrollment process and is in accordance with the NCAA's policy on campus sexual violence.  
Sports Wagering Policy Athletics 2023-03-06   This policy addresses sports wagering and adheres to applicable National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) bylaws, New York State law, and federal law. The policy applies to the Niagara University Board of Trustees, Board of Advisors, President\'s Cabinet, Deans, Vice Presidents, and Associate/Assistant Vice Presidents (\"Restricted Persons\").  

Athletics Office

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Athletics' Concussion Management Athletics Office 2016-08-02   Establish concussion management protocols  
Student-Athlete Transfer Policy Athletics Office 2016-10-26   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.  

Board of Trustees

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Investment Policy Board of Trustees 2022-11-01   The Investment Committee ("the Committee") is appointed by the Board of Trustees ("the Board") of Niagara University ("Niagara or the University") to assist the Board in fulfilling its Investment Fund oversight responsibilities. The Investment Fund ("the Fund") includes assets of the University that are deemed to be long-term investments, including the endowment.  

Business Affairs

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
External Funding Practice: Property Management Business Affairs 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures in place to help the University protect, track, and report on property in which they have invested sponsored project funds.  
Controller's Office Policy on Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and Reimbursement Business Affairs 2013-10-09   To ensure there is clear direction regarding Acceptable Expenses for University Credit Cards and Reimbursement  
Corporate Credit Card Program Business Affairs 2019-12-17   How to obtain a corporate credit card.  
Test Business Affairs 2023-12-25   This is a test  

Business Services

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
External Funding Practice: Insurance (Risk Management) Business Services 2012-07-12   Sets the risk management system used by Niagara University, in regards to External Funding  
Chemical Exposure Response Business Services 2013-02-21   Broad guidelines in response to chemical exposure  
Procurement (Business Services) Business Services 2013-02-25   To establish the guidelines for procurement and ensure compliance with OMB Circular A-110  

Campus Activities

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Credit Card Marketing on Campus Campus Activities 2009-06-15   To comply with NYS Education Law 6437  

Campus Ministry

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Use of Alumni Chapel Campus Ministry 0000-00-00    

Campus Safety

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Enforcement of Parking Campus Safety 2003-08-28   Enforcement of university parking regulations  
Building Access for Non-Resident Space Campus Safety 2012-07-12   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  
Missing Student Notification Policy & Procedure Campus Safety 2012-10-05   The comply with the "missing student" requirements of the Clery Act and ensure there is a routine procedure for addressing missing students  
Kerry Rose Law Campus Safety 2013-09-23   To comply with NYS Education Law 6348  

Castellani Art Museum

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Rental of Castellani Art Museum Castellani Art Museum 2012-03-12   Sets the procedures for renting out the Castellani Art Museum  

Center for Events & Mgmt Dev.

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Dining Commons Use Policy Center for Events & Mgmt Dev. 2017-02-01   Policy and guidance for arranging events in the Clet Dining Commons  

Continuing Education

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Continuing Education General Guidelines Continuing Education 2012-07-12   Explains the general guidelines for Continuing Education classes.  
NUSTEP FERPA Policy Continuing Education 2012-07-12   Explains the rights NUSTEP students have under FERPA  
NUSTEP Mid-Term Policy Continuing Education 2012-07-12   Sets the mid-term procedures for a NUSTEP course  
NUSTEP Withdrawal Policy Continuing Education 2012-07-12   Sets the withdrawal procedures for a NUSTEP course  

Controllers Office

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
External Funding Practice: Cash Management Controllers Office 2012-07-12   This policy, complying with federal, internal, and state regulations details the procedures and guidelines for cash management  
External Funding Practice: Cost Sharing Controllers Office 2012-07-12   Sets the definition of Cost Sharing and details relevant procedures involving Cost Sharing.  
External Funding Practice: University Practice Related to Allowable Costs Controllers Office 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures for determining allowable costs.  
University-funded Travel Controllers Office 2016-06-02   Sets out the terms, procedure, and forms related to travel paid for by NU  
Comp Tickets to NU Events for Employees Controllers Office 2009-12-01   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  
Cash Handling Policy Controllers Office 2015-02-14   Sets the policy for handling cash transactions at the university  

Counseling Services

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Confidentiality of Counseling Counseling Services 2012-06-01   Sets the reason for upholding a student's counseling session as confidential, as well as describes the times when confidentiality must be violated.  
Mandated Counseling Counseling Services 2012-07-12   Sets Counseling Services' view on mandated counseling.  
MMPI-2 Malaise Scale (MLS) Policy Counseling Services 2012-06-12   This policy discusses the use of an MMPI-2 scale to promote retention by the identification of physical health concerns  
No Show Counseling Appointments Counseling Services 2012-06-12   Sets the procedures taken when students, do not cancel and do no show up to an appointment.  
PHQ Counseling Services 2012-06-12   Sets the practices surrounding depression screening.  
Scope of Services Counseling Services 2012-06-12   Sets the types of concerns for which counseling services can and cannot provide mental Administration & Operations  

Cybersecurity and Operations

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Cybersecurity and Awareness Training (CAT) Cybersecurity and Operations 2022-09-13   Niagara University's Cybersecurity Awareness and Training (CAT) Program strives to ensure that the University community achieves and maintains at minimum a basic level of understanding of information security matters, such as general obligations under various information security policies, standards, procedures, laws, regulations, contractual terms and generally held standards of ethics and acceptable use of information resources.  
Third-Party Vendor Management Cybersecurity and Operations 2022-09-13   The Third-Party Vendor Management Program, governed by the Information Security Oversight Committee (ISOC) is an initiative to reduce the risk Niagara University's information and computing resources from Third-Party Vendors (TPV). CISO and ISOC collaborates with Information Technology (IT) the Office of General Counsel, the Business Affairs, and University Departments to protect Information Technology Resources and digital intellectual property at the University.  
Multi Factor Authentication Policy Cybersecurity and Operations 2022-09-13   A malicious actor can gain unauthorized access to Niagara University Information Technology resources in several ways. ISOC and IT is enacting a common practice for faculty and staff to minimize the risk of unauthorized access by incorporating Multi Facto Authentication (MFA) for its systems. MFA is a security process whereby users must provide at least two different authentication factors to verify their identities and access their accounts. This process ensures better protection of both a user's personal information, credentials, and other assets, while also improving the security around the resources the user can access.  

Education

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Application: B.P.S. Program offered in Ontario Education 2017-06-26   Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) program must meet certain criteria to advance in the program.  
University Policy on Maintaining eligibility in the B.P.S. program Education 2017-06-26   University Policy on Maintaining eligibility in the B.P.S. program  

Equity and Inclusion

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Niagara University Non-Discrimination Policy and Grievance Procedures Equity and Inclusion 2020-07-16   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.  
Title IX Grievance Policy Equity and Inclusion 2023-04-13   The purpose of this policy is to cover Niagara University's institutional awareness and response to assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as required by Title IX and New York State Education Law.  
Protection of Minors and Obligation to Report Serial Sexual Abuse Equity and Inclusion 2020-12-01   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.  

Executive Vice Presidents Office

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
External Funding Practice: Annual Audit (external) Executive Vice Presidents Office 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines regarding the use of external auditors to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations  
Process for Initiating and Managing Grant Activity Executive Vice Presidents Office 2012-07-12   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.  
External Funding Practice: Biohazards Executive Vice Presidents Office 2012-07-12   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.  
Power Path Policy Executive Vice Presidents Office 2014-10-28   Sets the policy for use, maintenance, and coordination with NYPA regarding the Power Path  
Private and Public Grants Policy Executive Vice Presidents Office 2012-09-10   Sets guidelines and processing for initiating and managing grant activity.  
Smoking Policy Executive Vice Presidents Office 2012-07-01   This policy, in compliance with the New York State Public Health Law, dictates the University's smoking policy  
Non-Fraternization Policy Executive Vice Presidents Office 0000-00-00   Explains both guidelines and procedures regarding Intra-University relationships  
Sexual Misconduct Awareness & Response Policy Executive Vice Presidents Office 2019-10-04   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.  
Commitment to Ethical Business Practices Executive Vice Presidents Office 2009-12-09   To confirm the University's commitment to Ethical Business Practices  
NY HERO ACT Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan Executive Vice Presidents Office 2021-08-06   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.  
Advisory Committee on Campus Security Executive Vice Presidents Office 2024-06-28   To guide the committee\\\'s review of current campus security policies and procedures and make recommendations for their improvement.  

Facility Services

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Chemical Hygiene Policy Facility Services 2020-03-03   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.  
Energy Policy Facility Services 2016-04-13   To set the policy for energy-saving measures and comply with the Presidents' Climate Commitment  
Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Facility Services 2017-08-30   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.  

Financial Aid

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Financial Aid OSAP Policy Financial Aid 2017-03-02   Policy to administer Ontario Financial Aid  

Health Services

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Physician, Alternate Physician & Residents Yearly Practicing Requirements Health Services 2012-07-12   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.  
Refusal of Medical Advice and Treatment Health Services 2012-12-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines if someone refuses service  
Seizure Protocol Health Services 2012-05-10   This policy provides guidelines to help accommodate student's suffering from seizures.  
Suggestions, Complaints, and Grievances Medical Services Health Services 2012-06-10   Explains the procedures and guidelines for anyone making a suggestion, complaint, or grievance regarding medical services.  
Students with Special Diets Health Services 2012-02-10   Sets the procedures, guidelines, and accommodations for Students who have special dietary concerns due to a medical reason  
"No Show" Appointments Administration & Operations Health Services 2012-02-12   This policy addresses the procedure to cancel a Health Services appointment. It also addresses the repercussions when appointments are not kept.  
After Hours Care for Emergencies Health Services 2012-06-12   This policy dictates the procedures and guidelines for students who need care when the health center is closed  
Appointments at Student Administration & Operations Health Services 2012-06-12   Sets the procedures for making appointments at student Administration & Operations.  
Availability of Services at Student Administration & Operations Health Services 2012-12-10   This policy exists to make Students aware of the existence, location, and services available through the Student Health Center  
Campus Illness and Accident Emergencies Administration & Operations Health Services 2012-12-10   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.  
Campus Visitors Emergency Medical Care Health Services 2012-02-10   Sets the kind of emergency care that a campus visitor is eligible to receive from Sleasman Administration & Operations  
Confidentiality Assurances Medical Services Health Services 2012-12-10   Explains the confidentiality procedures that student health services uses when interacting with students.  
Confidentiality of Client Medical Records Health Services 2012-12-10   This policy dictates the controls in place for the access of Student Medical Information  
CPR Policy Student Administration & Operations Health Services 2012-06-09   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  
Crisis Management for Health-Related Issues Health Services 2012-06-10   Sets the procedures for recommending measures to prevent, as well as deal, with health crisis.  
Eligibility for Student Health Services Health Services 2012-02-09   This policy helps to provide a list of students that are eligible to use University Administration & Operations  
Health Center Emergencies Health Services 2012-06-10   Sets the emergency procedures for student patients arriving in the Health Center with urgent health conditions  
Hours of Operation and Accessibility of Student Health Health Services 2012-02-10   This policy dictates the procedures and publication of the Niagara University Student Health Center  
Medical Incident Reports Health Services 2012-10-10   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.  
Temporary Medical Parking Permits Health Services 2012-09-11   Sets procedure and guidelines for anyone who require special consideration related to parking.  
Transportation for Medical Reasons Health Services 2012-12-10   This policy discusses the University's transportation of Students for non-emergency medical reasons.  

Human Resources

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
University Safety Policy Statement Human Resources 2019-10-30   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.  
Return to Work Policy Statement Human Resources 2019-10-30   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.  
Holidays Human Resources 2017-12-15   This policy addresses the recognition of paid holidays and eligibility for payment.  
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Human Resources 2012-07-12   Sets the Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit, eligibility requirements and claim procedure.  
Administrative and Professional Employees Performance Appraisals* Human Resources 1995-02-01   This policy discusses the purpose, results, and procedures regarding administrative and professional employee performance appraisals.  
American With Disabilities Act and Employment Human Resources 2012-07-12   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).  
Employee Military Leave Policy Human Resources 2014-10-20   Sets the policy for employees taking military leave  
Applications for Positions on Campus Human Resources 1997-02-01   This policy dictates the acceptance of applications and resumes  
Bereavement Leave Human Resources 2012-07-12   Described is the policy concerning Bereavement Compensation and time off procedures for all eligible employees.  
Confidentiality of Employment Information Human Resources 2012-07-12   Sets procedures and guidelines for University positions and the maintaining of confidential information.  
Disciplinary Action Procedure Human Resources 2021-06-01   The purpose of this topic is to establish the methods and procedures to be implemented when it is necessary to discipline employees.  
Emergency Pay and Unscheduled Call-in Pay Human Resources 2012-07-12   This policy addresses the manner in which Emergency Pay/Unscheduled Call-in pay is calculated.  
Employee Status Codes Human Resources 2012-07-12   Sets Employee Status and Codes with definitions and benefit eligibilities.  
Equal Employment Opportunity Human Resources 2012-07-12   This policy was created to communicate our commitment to the principles of Fair Employment Practices and Equal Employment Opportunity.  
Exit Interview Policy Human Resources 2012-07-12   Sets the conducting of exit interviews with employees  
Health Insurance Human Resources 2012-07-12   It is the policy of the University to offer group Health Insurance benefits to eligible employees.  
Introductory Period for Non-Faculty Employees Human Resources 2012-07-12   This policy defines the introductory period for newly hired, rehired, promoted or transferred non-faculty employees.  
Jury Duty Policy Human Resources 2012-07-12   Sets jury duty compensation and the procedure for payment to eligible employees.  
Length of Service Non-Faculty Employees Human Resources 2012-07-12   This policy defines the length of service for non-faculty, benefit eligible employees of the University.  
Life Insurance Human Resources 2012-07-12   Sets the offering of group term life insurance to eligible employees.  
Long Term Disability Leave Human Resources 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures if an eligible employee becomes disabled and must be off from work for an extended period.  
Part-time Faculty Human Resources 2009-07-27   Establish compliance and hiring procedures for part-time faculty positions.  
Paid Family Leave Policy Human Resources 2018-01-09   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.  
Part Time Employee Benefits (>1,000 Hours) Human Resources 2012-07-12   This policy addresses the benefits that part time employees, working less than one thousand hours per year, are eligible for  
Salary Continuation Plan Human Resources 2012-07-12   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.  
Standards of Conduct Human Resources 2021-06-01   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.  
Survivor Benefits Human Resources 2012-07-12   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.  
Tuition Remission * Human Resources 2012-07-12   Sets the plan, eligibility, and process for exempt and non-exempt non-faculty employees and their dependents to receive Tuition Remission and Tuition Exchange.  
External Funding Practice: Personnel Human Resources 2012-07-12   This policy dictates hiring procedures for people working under external funding.  
Relocation Reimbursement Human Resources 2008-09-01   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.  
Employment-Based Immigration Policy for US Employees Human Resources 2019-02-14   Employment authorization and sponsorship for US employees.  
Ontario (NUO) Time Off Policy Human Resources 2023-10-01   The University\'s Time Off Policy (TOP) program sets out the eligibility and rights to vacation, paid sick, personal, and other statutory leaves.  
Service & Emotional Support Animals Human Resources 2014-03-05   The broadly inform community members of the procedure for respectfully addressing the needs of those who use service and emotional support animals  
Paid Sick Leave Human Resources 2021-01-01   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.  
Retirement Policy Human Resources 2013-04-01   To guide non-faculty employees through the process of initiating retirement  
University Policy on Pre- and Post-Employment Background Checks Human Resources 2013-10-03   To establish how pre and post-employment background checks are conducted  
Family Medical Leave Act Human Resources 1997-02-03   To ensure compliance with FMLA  
Worker's Compensation Human Resources 2000-10-02   To provide guidance regarding workers' compensation claims  
Motor Vehicle Record Verification Human Resources 2019-10-01   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.  
Premium Compensation Human Resources 2016-10-05   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.  
PTO Policy Human Resources 2021-03-08   This policy provides benefit eligible , non-faculty employees with an entitlement of paid days off.  
Tuition Exchange Policy Human Resources 2017-12-15   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.  
Trustees' Policy on Ethical Treatment of Students in Fiscal Transactions Human Resources 2017-05-12   To provide guidance on the fiscal transactions involving students and staff, administrators and faculty.  
Employee Cell Phone Policy Human Resources 2018-01-24   The purpose of this policy is to define the eligibility rules for employees’ need and use of cellular devices for business purposes.  
Nursing Mothers Break Time Human Resources 2023-06-07   Outlines the proceures for break times for nursing mothers  
Travel During COVID-19 Human Resources 2020-09-17   All Niagara University employees are asked to avoid high-risk travel, whether for university business or personal reasons.  
Workplace Violence Prevention Policy and Program - Ontario Human Resources 2020-10-15   Niagara University (the “University”) is committed to providing a working environment that is free from violence, including threats of violence.  
Workplace Health and Safety Policy - Ontario Human Resources 2020-10-15   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 Policy Pre and Post Employment Background Checks - Ontario Human Resources 2019-08-01   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.  
Remote Work Policy Human Resources 2022-09-01   Remote work, also referred to as teleworking, or telecommuting, is the concept of staff working from home or another location and in a way that can provide a mutually beneficial option for both Niagara University and its staff. Niagara University's work from home policy is to establish the guidelines and requirements to ensure remote work benefits our staff, mission, students, and constituents who are working at a location other than on campus. The purpose of this policy is to ensure both remote employees and their supervisors understand the guidelines and conditions of remote work. Consistent with the University's mission and core values, the University recognizes that remote work may be appropriate to meet employee and student needs. However, an engaged campus environment and in person experiences of our faculty, staff and administration with students are the hallmark of a Niagara University education.  
Electronic Monitoring Policy - Ontario Human Resources 2022-10-11   Electronic monitoring can be used to collect information about employee activities in the workplace. It may be conducted to ensure quality control, employee safety, security, customer satisfaction, and compliance with the Universitys Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources policy. This policy describes Niagara University approach to electronic monitoring.  

Information Technology

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Student E-mail Policy Information Technology 0000-00-00    
Web-site Terms of Use Information Technology 0000-00-00    
Data Breach Policy Information Technology 2017-06-01   To set the terms of meeting the requirements of NY GBL Article 39-f  
University Information Security and Digital Information Protection Policy Information Technology 2018-09-14   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.  
Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Information Technology 2021-11-14   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 Copyright Policy Information Technology 2018-09-17   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.  
Website Content Governance Information Technology 2022-05-31   Website governance is critical to the long-term success of Niagara University's (NU's) website. With multiple website content managers making changes, a governance plan that describes how to manage and publish content allows NU's to focus on maintaining integrity while improving quality.  

Institutional Advancement

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Gift Acceptance Policy Institutional Advancement 2018-09-26   To set the terms and considerations of accepting gifts  
Advancement Database Information Institutional Advancement 2012-03-03   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.  
Fund Development Policy Institutional Advancement 2012-01-04   This policy dictates the procedures required to secure a fund raising project  
Solicitation of Potential Donors Institutional Advancement 2012-07-12   This policy regulates the contacting of potential donors  
Naming Opportunities Institutional Advancement 2003-03-06   Guidelines on naming opportunities and memorials  
Institutional Advancement Code of Ethics Institutional Advancement 2010-09-17   The provide guidance and best practices regarding the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to the university  
Institutional Advancement Receipt Policy Institutional Advancement 2014-12-01   Sets who may issues receipts for certain types of gifts  

Institutional Research

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
External Funding Practice: Electronic Research Administration Institutional Research 2012-07-12   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.  

Library

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Library Code of Conduct Library 2012-07-12   Describes the code of conduct for all library users  
Library Collection Policy Library 2012-07-12   Describes the library's acquisition of materials for its collection  
Library Copyright Policy Library 2012-07-12   Describes library's approach to copyright issues  
Library Gift Policy Library 2012-07-12   Governs the libraries acceptance of gifts  
Library Grievance Policy Library 2012-07-12   Explains how patron grievances are handled.  
Library Group Study Rooms Library 2012-07-12   Governs the use of library group study rooms  
Library Guest User Policy Library 2012-07-12   Procedures for guest library access  
Library Privacy Policy Library 2012-07-12   Governs the confidentiality of patron records and interactions.  

Ontario Administration

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Niagara University Accessibility Policy - Ontario Programs Only Ontario Administration 2020-01-06   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.  
Ontario minimum Degree Fee Policy Ontario Administration 2020-01-06   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.  
Niagara University Workplace Harassment and Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy - Ontario Ontario Administration 2020-01-06   Niagara University (the "University") is committed to providing a professional and productive work environment that is free from harassment of any kind.  
Disconnecting from Work Policy - Niagara University in Ontario Ontario Administration 2022-07-01   Niagara University respects the personal time of its employees and their right to "disconnect from work". As a university, the responsibilities vary across academic and non-academic sectors. As such, dependent upon the role of the employee within the organization, there may be times that will require the need for employees be contacted outside of their scheduled work hours in order to ensure continuity of services or to discuss time sensitive concerns. Out of concern for the health and well-being of employees, the University will work to limit interactions with employees outside of working hours.  

Other

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Disability Grievance Policy Other 2010-04-14   Policy and Procedure for reporting a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act  
Weapons Policy Other 2023-06-08   Niagara University is committed to having a safe and secure campus.  
Essential Trained Responders and Essential Personnel Other 2015-10-07   To establish a system for utilizing the categories "essential trained personnel" and "essential personnel"  
Non-Academic Student Grievance Policy (Ontario) Other 2021-04-01   Niagara University is committed to ensuring that all members of the University community demonstrate respect, fairness, and kindness in their interactions with one another in order to build and sustain healthy relationships that are free from harassment and discrimination. This policy provides opportunity for students to raise concerns through an official grievance process and to ensure that these concerns will be dealt with in a just and fair manner  

President's Office

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Conflict of Interest 2017 President's Office 2017-05-16   In conformance with the NY NFP Corporations Law and applicable HHS regulations.  
Student Status Definitions President's Office 2013-07-24   To ensure consistent use of the terms defining a student's status at NU  
Tax Exemption Status President's Office 2012-09-12    
Bylaws President's Office 2022-09-16   Bylaws of the corporation  
2013 Road, Building, and Space Names and Numbers President's Office 2013-04-22   To convey the authorized names, numbers, and street addresses on the Campus; effective June 1, 2013  
External Funding Practice: Prior Approvals President's Office 2012-07-12   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.  
Mission Statement President's Office 2012-06-01   Sets Niagara University's Mission Statement, a core document which influences every action the University takes  
Usage of St. Vincent's Hall 4th Floor President's Office 2012-06-03   Sets the procedures and guidelines to use the facilities on the fourth floor of St. Vincent's Hall  
External Funding Practice: Records Management President's Office 2012-07-12   Sets the maintenance of records that are routinely generated when applying for, accepting, and fulfilling the terms of conditional funding,  
Intellectual Property President's Office 2012-07-12   This policy dictates the ownership of intellectual property generated through University Research  
Lobbying Policy and Procedure President's Office 2012-07-12   This policies purpose is to ensure compliance with state and federal lobbying laws by establishing guidelines for university employees having contact with government officials.  
Document Retention Guidelines President's Office 2008-01-17   To provide the various offices with common guidelines for document retention and destruction  
Clery Compliance Policy President's Office 2015-07-08   To clarify the various roles and responsibilities for Clery and Campus Security law compliance  
Whistleblowing President's Office 2018-09-27   The policy for reporting suspected fraud and abuse of university resources  
University Charter Records President's Office 2018-07-24   Aggregated Charters since formation of seminary and university  
NU Survey (Map) 2015 President's Office 2015-02-26   Official Survey and Map of NU property, including the Main Campus and Parkway Lands  
Board Policy: Academic Freedom President's Office 2014-09-30   Sets the board policy regarding Academic Freedom  
Board Policy on Faculty Status President's Office 2014-09-30   Sets the board policy on Faculty Status  
Board Policy: Termination of Faculty President's Office 2022-09-15   Sets the board policy regarding termination of faculty  
Enterprise Risk Management President's Office 2021-10-21   The university shall utilize "Enterprise Risk Management" (ERM) to assess, anticipate and manage the diverse array of risks typically confronting the overall well-being of an educational institution, while also identifying and mitigating those risks particular to the mission and reputation of Niagara University, as well as the then current environment.  
Children's Camp Model Safety Plan President's Office 2014-08-01   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.  
BOT - Honors and Degree Revocation President's Office 2019-12-04   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.  

Presidents Office

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Camps Clinics & Events for Minors Presidents Office 2021-08-01   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.  

President\'s Office

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Board Policy on Academic Senate President\'s Office 2019-09-30   Sets the board policy regarding the Academic Senate  
Board Policy: Instructional Organization of the Unviersity President\'s Office 2021-12-08   Sets the board policy regarding instructional organization  

Public Relations

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Digital Signage Public Relations 2014-02-04   Guide on composing content for digital signage  
Communications with Media Public Relations 2008-01-15   To inform employees as to how to handle media inquiries and press appearances  
Web Page Administrator Policy Public Relations 2013-09-18   To ensure clarity regarding responsibility for individual department and sector web pages  
Trademark Policy Public Relations 2014-02-12   To set the terms for protecting and using all University-owned Trademarks  

Records Office

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Registrar's Policy and Procedure for Transcript Notation per New York Education Law 129-B Records Office 2015-10-05   Compliance with NYS Education Law Article 129-B with regard to transcript notation  
Students Called to Active Military Duty Records Office 2013-04-11   The following policies and procedures have been developed to assist students who are called to active military duty during a semester.  
Administratively Withdrawing Students Records Office 2012-07-12   This policy discusses the procedures for administratively withdrawing students who have not attended classes  
BBA/MBA - Undergraduate students taking graduate coursework. Records Office 2012-07-12   This policy outlines which undergraduate students are entitled to take graduate courses under the approved 5-year BBA/MBA program in professional accountancy.  
BS/MS Criminal Justice Undergraduate students taking graduate coursework. Records Office 2012-07-12   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.  
Reporting Never Attended Students Records Office 2012-07-12   Sets the procedures and guidelines for reporting never attended students  
Undergraduate students not in 4 + 1 programs taking graduate coursework. Records Office 2012-07-12   This policy enables qualified undergraduate students not in an approved 4 + 1 program to take up to two graduate courses in their senior year.  

Student Accounts

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Descriptions of Registration Holds Student Accounts 2012-07-12   Sets the possible holds on a student account and how to remove each one.  

Student Affairs

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Alcohol Policy Student Affairs 0000-00-00   Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Alcohol  
Drug/Illegal Substance policy Student Affairs 0000-00-00   Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Drugs and Illegal Substances  
Hazing Policy Student Affairs 0000-00-00   Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Hazing  
Parent/Guardian Notification Student Affairs 0000-00-00   Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding parental notification  
Sanctions Student Affairs 0000-00-00   Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding Student sanctions  
Student Disciplinary Student Affairs 0000-00-00   Sets the University's procedures and guidelines regarding student disciplinary matters  
Administrative Search Policy Student Affairs 2012-08-01   Dictates the procedures and guidelines for searches of student's room  
Judicial Records Retention Policy Student Affairs 2012-08-01   Dictates the procedures and guidelines for maintaining judicial records  
Athletic Aid Appeal Board Student Affairs 2013-08-11   To ensure student athletes have an NCAA-compliant method to appeal the loss of athletic aid or denial of a one-time transfer  
Dean of Students Judicial Records Retention Policy Student Affairs 2014-07-24   To ensure students are aware of the retention of their judicial records  
Narcan Policy Student Affairs 2016-03-14   To set the policy and procedure for on-campus administration of Narcan to fight opiate overdose  
Student Leave of Absence Policy Student Affairs 2017-01-17   To set the policy and procedure for medical and personal leaves of absence by students. Military leave is covered by a separate policy.  
University Policy on Approval and Review of Academic Programs and Courses Student Affairs 2018-07-01   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 Policy on Non-Academic Student Grievance Student Affairs 2021-05-31   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 Services

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Institutional Review Board Policy and Procedures Student Services 2018-07-01   Institutional Review Board Policy and Procedures  

University General Counsel

PolicyDepartment Effective Date Purpose
Policy Governing Policies University General Counsel 2022-12-08   A policy is a written statement that guides the actions of the University community.