Policies at Ohio State

The University Policies website is furnished to provide convenient access to university-wide policies and rules. It is the responsibility of all individuals to identify and familiarize themselves with all applicable university and unit policies.

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 and are often available on unit websites.

For guidance on developing or revising a university-wide policy, click on the Policy Development tab above.


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New and recently revised policies

Payment Card Compliance, 5.15 Issued: 03/01/2007 Revised: 07/01/2020
Furloughs, 4.50 Issued: 07/01/2020 Revised: -
Business Continuity Management Issued: 07/01/2020 Revised: -
International Transfer Credit Issued: 09/30/2019 Revised: 06/01/2020
All new and recently revised policies


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

7 policies
Academics Policies and rules related to academic matters.
41 policies
Business Practices Policies related to accounting, budgeting, purchasing, travel, and other business and finance functions.
11 policies
Facilities and Safety Policies and rules related to safety; roads, buildings and grounds; and health issues.
3 policies
Fundraising Policies related to fund-raising and how such funds may be used.
9 policies
Governance Bylaws, rules, and policies providing the framework for university governance.
56 policies
Human Resources Policies, rules, and contracts related to the work relationship with the university.
7 policies
Information Technology Policies related to computer systems, access, data, and related issues.
12 policies
Research Policies related to faculty, staff, and student research, its funding and commercialization.
4 policies
Student Life Policies related to all facets of student life from admission through graduation.