The Policy Manuals
Welcome to the University Policy Library
Northern Arizona University is implementing a comprehensive initiative to revise and refresh its system of university-level administrative policy development and administration. As part of this work, this library is the sole online repository for all University Policy documents and related materials. Academic Policies that establish or relate to NAU’s academic requirements pedagogical mission are found in the Academic Catalog.
University Policies under active review are listed on the Policies Under Review page. University Policies that have been identified for review are listed on the Policy Development Queue. Each of the policies that have so far be redeveloped in accordance with NAU’s new University Policy Program standards are listed on the New University Policies page.
University offices wishing to include a University Policy on their web pages must link to the policy’s landing page within this library (do not link to the policy document itself). Duplicates of University Policy documents may not be posted on any other NAU web page.
A University Policy is an internal administrative directive that:
- has broad application to one or more areas or functions
- extends provisions or sets behavioral expectations
- helps achieve compliance with applicable guidance
- mitigates institutional risk
- is administered by a Responsible Office
- is sponsored and overseen by a Responsible Executive
- is approved by the President
If you would like to propose, develop, implement, update, revise, or withdraw a University Policy, please see the Process Menu above for more information.
Unit-Level Policies applicable only at the division, college, office, program, or activity level are not housed within the University Policy Library.
Defined terms are capitalized in all policy documents and in this library.