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

400-005 (Interim) Title IX Policy on Prohibited Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence - This revised policy has been designated as interim to allow an opportunity to seek and obtain input from all members of the campus community before implementing a final policy. (PDF)

300-006 Personal Property Loss Reimbursement Policy and Claim Form - This policy guides the submission, assessment and reimbursement of claims for personal property loss or damage sustained during catastrophic events. (Policy) and (Claim Form)

900-003 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Hybrid Entity Designation Policy. Howard University conducts both HIPAA-covered and non-HIPAA covered functions and elects to be a hybrid entity. Learn more by viewing the 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

What's New?

100-008 Sibling Tuition Discount Policy - This policy provides general guidance on the terms and conditions under which a tuition discount may be available to families with two or more students enrolled concurrently at Howard University. Learn more about this policy here: (PDF).

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