Campus Policies

The Campuswide Directory of Administrative Policies and Procedures is a central, on-line directory of policies and procedures with links to the originating departments. It provides information indexed by functional area (Academic Affairs, Business and Finance, Communications, Emergency and Safety Operations, Research Administration, and Student Affairs and Services), originating department, and policy name.

A campuswide policy meets one or both of the following criteria:

  • It affects a broad range of the campus community, either because it is of general interest or applicability, or because one control unit establishes a set of principles and procedures that other control units must abide by;
  • It coordinates compliance with applicable laws and regulations across control units, promotes operational consistency and efficiency, and/or reduces institutional risks.

The office responsible for the administration of a campuswide policy has designated an individual, telephone number, email address, or combination thereof as a contact for questions about the policy. This contact information is posted near the top of every policy and is kept current by the Responsible Office. If more than one office is responsible for administering the policy, particularly in the area of procedure, the policy  lists each Responsible Office, its area of responsibility, and contact information.

All campuswide policies, no matter when written or last updated, remain in effect as long as they are posted on the Official Campuswide Policies and Procedures Web site.

The Office of Ethics, Risk, and Compliance Services appoints a Policy Coordinator to assist in the development, approval, and announcement of campuswide policies. The Policy Coordinator can be contacted at risk@berkeley.edu.