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 Title IX (Student) Policy on Prohibited Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Discrimination in Education Programs and Activities - Howard University reaffirms its commitment to providing students with educational opportunities free from sexual harassment and discrimination based upon gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status. (PDF)

400-011 Response to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Policy - Howard University does not tolerate dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Such behaviors are prohibited both by law and University policy. (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
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