Policies at Ohio State

The University Policies web site is furnished to provide convenient access to university-wide policies and rules. However, the web site does not contain an exhaustive list of university policies. It is the responsibility of all individuals to identify and familiarize themselves with all university and unit policies. Send web site suggestions and feedback to hornsby.1@osu.edu.

Individual units may maintain additional policies applying only to that unit, that are not in conflict with university-wide policies. Such policies do not override university-wide policies.

Content Area Descriptions

Policies are grouped together in content-related categories to assist individuals unfamiliar with the administrative organization of the university.

Policies and rules related to academic matters.


Business Practices
Policies related to accounting, budgeting, purchasing, travel, and other business and finance functions.


Facilities and Safety
Policies and rules related to safety; roads, buildings and grounds; and health issues.


Policies related to fund-raising and how such funds may be used.


Bylaws, rules, and policies providing the framework for university governance.


Human Resources
Policies, rules, and contracts related to the work relationship with the university.


Information Technology
Policies related to computer systems, access, data, and related issues.


Policies related to faculty, staff, and student research, its funding and commercialization.


Student Life
Policies related to all facets of student life from admission through graduation.

Issuing Office Listing

Policies listed by the administrative office that is responsible for policy.

Alphabetical Listing

Policies listed in alphabetical order.

Audience Listing

Policies listed by audience of interest: faculty, staff, students, visitors/vendors.