Cohesive and consistent policies and procedures are the foundation on which successful institutions operate. By centralizing and standardizing the policy development process, and compiling all institution-wide policies in one accessible location, the University ensures that students, faculty, and staff understand their respective rights and responsibilities as members of One University.

The policies on this website, including others that the University may add from time to time, are the official policies of Syracuse University. To the extent that different versions of these policies may appear elsewhere, the version set forth on this site shall be the official version and take priority over any inconsistent or conflicting version appearing elsewhere.

These policies are intended to support a safe, respectful, and ethical living, learning and work environment in compliance with the University’s mission, values and applicable state, local, and federal law. All Syracuse University faculty, staff and students are expected to be familiar with and abide by the University’s policies; and should be aware that there may be consequences associated with violation of policy.

Syracuse University reserves the right to exercise its judgment in establishing and administering policies, and retains the discretion to interpret any ambiguous or disputed provision. The University also reserves the right to modify, revoke, suspend, terminate, or change any and all policies and procedures, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time, without prior notice.

Individual schools, colleges, non-academic divisions, or operating units may develop, publish and enforce their own policies and/or guidelines for administering their areas of responsibility; however they must be consistent with official University policy. Such policies and/or guidelines are not maintained on this website. To the extent that any such policies and/or guidelines are inconsistent with University policy, the official University policy set forth here shall take priority.