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University Resources, Operations and Policies

Welcome to Adelphi University’s Policy Library

Why do we have a University Policy Library?

Goal Five of our Momentum strategic plan requires the University to demonstrate financial and operational strength. In response, the University began the process of making our administrative policies open, transparent, clear and easily accessed by all within our community—as well as visitors to our site, contractors and others around the country and the world. The University researched best practices at other institutions with regard to policies, and this policy library reflects that research.

Why do we need University policies?

A University policy clearly states the University’s position on a particular issue. It connects the University’s mission to the everyday actions of its community and clarifies the expectations of all our members. For more information, see What Is a University Policy?

We understand that these policies become a reflection of who we are and what we do, and this requires a commitment to keep them updated. We now have a format for new policy development as well as a way to update and change policies based on feedback from the community. We welcome your comments, suggestions and thoughts on how to make the policy library as helpful as it can be.

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Academic Forgiveness Readmission Policy Academic Freedom
Academic Honesty Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources
Acceptance of Gifts of Real Property Access to Campus
Access to Personnel Files Account Policy
ADA Accommodations | COVID-19 Adjunct Faculty
Adoption Leave Advances Policy
Advertising for Employment Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Air Quality / Mold Testing All-Gender Accessible Restroom Policy and Procedures for All Adelphi University Buildings
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Animal Care and Use 
Annual and Special Giving Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: Collecting, Classifying, and Publishing
Anti-Discrimination, Harassment (Including Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking) and Retaliation Policy Anti-Violence
Appearance Appointment and Reappointment of Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Appointment Letters Asbestos Management Program
At Will Employment Athletic Clearance Requirements
Attendance and Punctuality Auctions
Award Management and Closeout  

Background Check Benefit Insurance Plans
Bereavement (Funeral) Leave Bill Payment
Bleacher Inspection Safety Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan
Budget Preparation Budgeting Policy for Sponsored Program Awards

Campus Protest and Free Speech Campus Security Authority (Clery Act): Identifying and Training CSAs
Capital Assets, Purchasing and Initiating a Purchase Capitalization Policy
Cash Receipts Change Management
Changing an Employee’s Classification Chemical Hygiene
Classification of Employees Code of Conduct
Code of Ethics Commercial Driver License (Bus Drivers)
Compliance Statement Compliance with the Clery Act
Comprehensive/Capital Campaigns Confidentiality
Conflict of Interest Consensual Relationship
Constituent Fundraising Construction and Alteration to Physical Space Approval
Consultant Services Continuing Review of Faculty
Contract Review Copyrights
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Redeployment Policy Costing Policy
COVID-19 Leave Credit Card Acceptance and Processing
Credit Hour Policy Crowdfunding

Dangerous Weapons Defensive Driving Class
Defined Contribution Retirement Plan 403(b) Demonstration Policy for Students
Dependent Care Spending Account Distance Learning Policy
Distribution of Literature Docking an Exempt Employee’s Pay
Donor Bill of Rights  

Effort Reporting Policy Effort Reporting Policy for Sponsored Programs Policy
Eligibility for Financial Aid Email Policy
Emergencies Emergency Condition
Emergency Evacuation Procedures Emergency Notification Policy
Emeritus Status Emotional Support Animal Policies & Guidelines for Students in University Housing
Employee HIPAA Privacy Policy Employee Information Changes
Employee Recognition Employees Taking Classes During Working Hours
Employment of Minors Employment Verification
Endowments Establishing and Maintaining Bank Accounts at Financial Institutions Policy
Exam/Assignment Absence Policy Exceptions to Full-Time Enrollment Requirement for Scholarship Policy
Exit Interview  

Faculty Disciplinary Action Family and Medical Leave
Federal Grant Subrecipient Monitoring Policy File Sharing and Downloading
Final Annual and Special Giving Processes Fire Safety
Fleet Management  

General Rules of Conduct Gift Announcement
Gift Solicitation, Acceptance, and Valuation Gifts of Cash, Checks, and Charge Cards
Gifts of Securities Governance of Gifts and Donations
Graduate Assistantships Grants and Award Management and Closeout
Grievance Procedures and Arbitration  

Hate Crimes Hazard Communications Program
Hazardous Waste Management Plan Hazing Policy
Health Insurance Policy Health Services Policies
Healthcare Spending Account Hiring Freeze Policy and Protocol
Holidays Honorary Degree Policy
Hours of Work  

Identification Cards Illicit Drugs and Alcohol
Information Classification and Protection Policy Information Security Incident Handling Policy
Institutional Review Board Investment Policies
IRS Form 8300  

Jury Duty  


Laser Safety Protocol Legal Defense and Indemnification
Libraries Conduct Policy License Event Notification System (LENS)
Lock out-Tag-out for the Facilities Management Department Lockdown Procedures or Shelter in Place
Locksmith Services Lodging
Logo Usage Policy Lunch Breaks

Mail and Personal Safety Mass Email
Matilda’s Law Military Leave
Minimum Wage Missing Students

Naming Policy Nepotism
Network Connection Policy New Employee Onboarding
New York Paid Family Leave Policy New York State Family Paid Leave
Non-Cash Charitable Contributions Nursing Mothers in Workplace

Outside Employment Overtime Pay

Parking and Traffic Patents  
Pay Periods and Checks Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
Personal Days Personal Leaves of Absence
Personnel Records Pet Policy for Live-in Staff
Physical Access Policy Planned Giving
Pledges Policy Political Participation
Possession of Dangerous Articles Post-Covid Discretionary Expenditures Control Policy
Post-Issuance Compliance Tax Exempt Bond Financings Posting of Positions
Prevention and Security Privacy and Release of Student Education Records (FERPA)
Privacy vs. Confidentiality Protected Information Handling Policy
Protocol for Student Complaints Concerning the Actions of Members of Faculty Protocols for Contact from Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Providing Essential Workers with Cloth or Surgical Mask Public Safety Policies
Public Safety Safeguards for Personal Information Purchasing

Radiation Safety Raffles
Re-Employment of Former Employees Reasonable Accommodation for Assignment Deadline
Reasonable Accommodations in Housing Assignments Recruitment and Hiring
Reduced Course Load Policy Reduction in Force
Refund Policy Refund Policy
Refund Policy (Tuition and Fees) Registered Sexual Offenders
Religious Affiliate Policy Religious Holidays
Reporting a Crime Requirements for a Medical Leave of Absence
Research and Data Management Procedure Research Financial Conflict of Interest  
Residence Hall Agreement Resignation from Employment
Respiratory Protection Policy Restroom Use Guidelines
Retiree Health Insurance Benefits Return to Work Safety Precautions
Room Refund Policy Room Reservations

Salaries for Faculty Returning From Administrative Positions to Faculty Salary Freezes (Non-Union)
Short Term Disability (STD) – Leave Policy | COVID-19 Short-Term Disability
Sick Days Skill Testing of Applicants
Smoking Policy Smoking Policy
Social Media Social Security Number
Solicitation Speakers Policy for Students
Special Events Spread of Hours Pay
Spring 2020 Grading Policy Stages of Cultivation
Statement of Investment Policies and Objectives Stay at Home Sick Policy | COVID-19
Stewardship Procedure and Process Student Access Office (SAO) Policies
Student Access Office Forms and Policies Student Disclosure
Student Employment Student Immunization
Student Protection Program Study Abroad Policies
Survey Registration Requirements  

Taxes on Unrelated Business Income Taxpayer Identification Number Form (W-9) Requirement
Teaching by Administrators Telecommunications Policy
Telecommuting Tenure
Time Sheets Timely Warning Notice [TWN] / Safety Alert
Title IV Code of Conduct Requirements Transfer Credit Policy
Travel Expenses and Reimbursements Tuition Credit Voucher Policy
Tuition Exchange Tuition Payment Policies
Tuition Remission  

Unemployment Insurance University Vehicles
Use of Software Not Managed by Adelphi IT Use of Temporary Agencies

Vacation Carryover | COVID-19 Vacations
Violent Offenses Voluntary Salary Reduction

Whistleblower Hotline Whistleblower Policy
Work Life Programs  

Year End Gifts