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

100-006 Intellectual Property Policy - This policy provides guidance on the development, protection and commercialization of intellectual property that is consistent with current law and respectful of academic traditions. (PDF)


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


900-002 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Violations/Sanctions Policy - This policy provides consistent and appropriate sanctions against workforce members who fail to comply with the privacy and security policies and procedures of Howard University and/or HIPAA. (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