Introduced to the Howard University community in mid-October 2010, the University Policy Office (UPO) manages a coordinated, enterprise-wide policy process that supports Howard University and its mission. The UPO facilitates effective decision-making, promotes effective control over business process and flow, and prevents institutional exposure through a transparent, uniform and inclusive policy management process. The University Policy Office is housed on the 7th floor of the Howard Center.

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Policy Library

University policies can be accessed in two ways:

A-Z Directory
By alpha-order according to their titles or subject.

Policies by Series
According to their policy categories:

  • Series 100: Academics and Research
  • Series 200: Administration, Facilities and Public Safety
  • Series 300: Business and Finance
  • Series 400: Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Series 500: Human Resources
  • Series 600: Student Life
  • Series 700: Information and Technology
  • Series 800: External Relations and Fundraising
  • Series 900: Clinical

Policies in the Spotlight

NOTICE: 400-010 GENERAL COMMENCEMENT AND SCHOOL/COLLEGE AWARD CEREMONIES PARTICIPATION POLICY is no longer in effect.

100-005 Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Review of Protocols Fee Policy - This policy authorizes the Office of Regulatory Research Compliance and the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects to charge a fee for reviewing certain research protocols as specified in the policy. (PDF)

900-001 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Breach Notification Policy - This policy establishes standards for identifying and reporting breaches of Protected Health Information, in compliance with HIPAA requirements. (PDF)

Policy Toolkit

The Policy Toolkit is designed to help you write policies that are clear, well-organized, and compliant with 400-001 The Policy on Policies.

Quick Access: Most Searched University Policies


Howard University Policy Office
Howard Center 7th floor, 2225 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 238-2577 (voicemail only) or policy@howard.edu