University Policies

Welcome to the University of Denver Policies website. The University’s policy environment is designed to enhance the University’s mission, promote operational efficiency and effectiveness, and reduce institutional risk. The University's official Policy Library is maintained and managed by the Department of Enterprise Risk Management and the Office of Business and Financial Affairs. Enterprise Risk Management and Business and Financial Affairs also staff and manage the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) which reviews and submits for approval to the Chancellor and/or the Board of Trustees, all University policies that have campus-wide application.

The development and maintenance of a robust, comprehensive policy environment communicates the University’s values and expectations to members of the University community. University policies are applicable campus-wide and provide the foundation of University operations. These policies support the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by promoting an inclusive academic culture, supporting and retaining diverse faculty and staff, and providing equitable foundational principles for operations.

We encourage all community members to use this site as the main source for University-wide policies, as it will feature the most current information and updates on all policy-related items.

Many departmental or divisional policies and procedures, although useful and important, do not meet the criteria above and, therefore, are not considered University policies. Similarly, oversight of the development and implementation of policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards pertinent to specific University groups fall to the governing body for such constituency. Examples include the Guidelines on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (Faculty Senate), Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Policies (ORSP) as well as the Honor Code (Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities). All departmental, divisional, and group-specific  policies and procedures must be consistent with University policies.

If there is a discrepancy between a division version of a policy and a University Policy, the version posted to the University Policy Library is considered the official policy.

Find a Policy

Explore a searchable database of University policies. 

Policy Development

Learn how University policies are developed, then review and provide feedback on recently approved new policies and policy revisions.

Policy Oversight

Find information on how we develop, authorize and implement policies across the University.

Policy Advisory Committee

The University’s Policy Advisory Committee is a standing University committee whose role is to advise the University community on policy development, to review and approve proposals for new policies and policy revisions, to ensure that policies are properly approved and implemented, and generally to support the policy development and implementation process at the University.

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Rosalynn Feagins, Policy Advisory Committee Chair, Assistant Treasurer, Business and Financial Affairs

Maggie Heyduk, Manager of Professional Advising, Graduate School of Social Work

Beth Robischon, Senior Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel

Janet Burkhardt, Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Financial Services

Dennis Maurice Becker, Registrar, Office of the Registrar

Mark Derham, Clery and Compliance Coordinator, Department of Campus Safety

Jeff Banks, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Jim NooneDirector, Employee and Labor Relations, Human Resources and Inclusive Community

Dean Saitta, Director of Urban Studies; Professor, Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

Alain Bouit, Assistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Information Security Officer, IT Infrastructure

Eric Hartman, Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management

Margaret Tezak, Privacy and Policy Manager