University Policies

Policy Statements are created for the purpose of institutional governance by way of establishing standard procedures for the operation of the university. Policy Statements, which apply to LSU’s Flagship institution based in Baton Rouge, serve to implement or interpret various laws, rules, regulations, policies, and/or to reflect the university’s chosen method of managing its affairs. Policy Statements are not binding for other LSU institutions within the state and are subordinate to LSU policies issued as Permanent Memoranda from the President, to the Bylaws & Regulations of the LSU Board of Supervisors, and to state and federal regulations and statutes. Typically, Policy Statements originate with the monitoring unit to address policy issues that are campus-wide in nature. Policy Statements may also be issued to interpret and implement Permanent Memoranda and Bylaws & Regulations of the Board or pursuant to the requirements of state and federal law.

The university takes due care to assure that Policy Statements, when issued, are in compliance with applicable controlling laws, rules, and regulations. However, it is recognized that changes in such laws, rules, and regulations may result in all or a portion of a Policy Statement becoming null or incorrect until a necessary revision is made. In such cases, those portions of a Policy Statement that are contrary to or in conflict with any controlling law, rule, or regulation are invalid. To the extent that the remainder of the Policy Statement is unaffected by a change in controlling laws, rules, and/or regulations, that remaining portion of the Policy Statement will remain valid and in effect.

Document Number Title Functional Classifications Effective Date
1 Equal Opportunity Policy Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
2 Vacant and/or New Positions Supported from General Revenue Resources Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
3 Teaching Assignments for Non-Faculty Personnel Faculty & Staff Employment 08/22/1977
4 Compensation for Commuting Faculty Exchange Participants Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
5 Remuneration for Professional, Personal, or Consulting Services Institutional Governance & Administration 05/12/2003
6 Solicitation of Advertisement Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
6.15 Use of Electronic Mail Information Technology 08/01/2007
6.20 Security of Data Information Technology 10/03/2006
6.25 Privacy of Computing Resources Information Technology 10/03/2008
7 Academic Honorifics: Chairs, Professorships, Lectureships & Awards Faculty & Staff Employment 05/28/2001
8 Disciplinary Procedures for Professional, "Other Academic" and Classified Employees Faculty & Staff Employment 06/16/1997
9 Continuing Education, Outreach, and Service Programs Instruction 04/01/2016
10 Internal and External Communications / Advertisements Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
11 Use of University Funds for Entertainment/Special Meals Institutional Governance & Administration 09/09/2008
12 Leave Guidelines for Academic, Professional and Classified Employees Faculty & Staff Employment 11/08/2004
13 Guiding Principles for Non-Varsity Athletics Student Services 04/01/2016
14 Soliciting and Deliveries of Personal Orders Facilities Operation & Maintenance 04/01/2016
18 Emergency Response Plan Health & Safety 04/01/2016
19 Environmental Health & Safety Health & Safety 04/01/2016
20 Title, Position and Salary Control for Professional and Administrative Personnel Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
21 Graduate Assistantships Student Services 01/30/2004
22 Student Absence from Class Instruction 08/27/2007
23 Campus Facility and Site Planning Facilities Operation & Maintenance 07/03/2019
24 Administrative Council Institutional Governance & Administration 05/01/1979
25 Nepotism Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016

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Policy on Disability Service, Duties, and Compliance Institutional Governance & Administration 09/06/2018
27 Authorship Guidelines and Dispute Resolution Research  11/09/2018
28 Employment and Payment of Contingent Employees Faculty & Staff Employment 06/02/1997
29 Management of Courses and Classes Instruction 04/01/2016
30 Student Privacy Rights Student Services 08/28/2013
31 Digital Resources and Content Accessibility Information Technology 11/07/2019
32 Proposal Review and Approval Procedures Research 04/01/2016
33 Student Employment Student Services 04/01/2016
34 Salary Savings Institutional Governance & Administration 11/01/1976
35 Performance Evaluation of Administrative, Professional and Other Academic Staff Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
36T Tenure-track and Tenured Faculty Appointments, Reappointments, Promotion, Tenure, Annual Reviews, and Enhancement of Job Performance Faculty & Staff Employment 08/03/2018
36NT Faculty Other than Tenure-track and Tenured Appointments, Reappointments, Promotion, and Annual Reviews Faculty & Staff Employment 08/03/2018
37 Minimum Class Size Instruction 08/01/1991
38 Academic Credit for Individual Off-Campus Study Instruction 09/30/1991
39 Performance Evaluations (Classified) Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
40 Confidentiality of Personnel Records of University Employees Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
41 Assignment of Space and the Opening and Closing of Buildings for Activities on Holidays and Weekends Facilities Operation & Maintenance 04/01/2016
42 Student Fees
Appendix I: Fee Approval Matrix
Appendix II: Fee Request Form
Instruction 09/17/2015
43 Additional Compensation Limitations for Academic and Administrative/Professional Employees & Computation of Summer Salary Rates for Academic Employees Faculty & Staff Employment 05/16/1995
44 Student Grading Instruction 08/22/2013
45 Courses and Curricula Instruction 10/08/2018
47 Policy on Employee Benefit and Indirect Cost Rates Faculty & Staff Employment 05/01/1978
48 General Appeal Procedure Available to Students Student Services 01/01/2002
49 Building Coordinator Facilities Operation & Maintenance 04/01/2016
50 Responsibilities and Concerns of University Personnel Institutional Governance & Administration 05/28/2001
51 Confidentiality in Sponsored Projects Research 05/03/2003
53 The University's Participation in the Pre-Trial Intervention Program of East Baton Rouge Parish Student Services 04/01/2016
54 A Policy Governing the Applicability of the Code of Student Conduct to Students with Dual Relationships with the University Student Services 04/01/2016
55 Rights & Privileges of Retired Faculty & Staff Members Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
56 Campus FM Radio Station Institutional Governance & Administration 02/06/2006
59 Employee Assistance Program Faculty & Staff Employment 10/31/1996
60 Food Service Within LSU Facilities and Premises Auxiliary & Enterprises 08/18/1997
61 Overtime Policy Faculty & Staff Employment 11/29/2004
62 Public Prayer Institutional Governance & Administration 05/18/1987
63 Regarding Death of a Student or Employee Student Services 09/06/2019
65 Management of Human/ Primate Body Fluids / Wastes Health & Safety 05/13/2010
66 The Flying of the United States Flag and the Louisiana Flag Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
67 Misuse of Drugs or Alcohol Health & Safety 01/07/2013
68 University Intellectual Property Rights in Sponsored Research Projects Research 09/17/2015
69 Research Misconduct Research 03/01/2006
70 Naming University Facilities and Academic Units
Facilities Naming Request Form
Facilities Operation & Maintenance 01/04/2017
72 Immunization Policy Health & Safety 04/01/2016
73 Sexual Harassment Health & Safety 04/01/2016
74 University Records and University Archives Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
75 Illegal or Abusive Use of Alcohol or Other Drugs by Students Student Services 04/01/2016
76 Greek Life Oversight and Advisory Committees Student Services  06/27/2019
77 Distribution of Campus Share of Distributable Royalties Research 03/26/1992
78 Serving, Possessing, and Consuming of Alcoholic Beverages on Campus  Health & Safety 06/27/2019
79 Flexible Work Hours and Staffing Faculty & Staff Employment 03/01/2001
80 Grievance Procedures for Professional, Other Academic, and Classified Employees Faculty & Staff Employment 10/03/2008
81 Certification of Proficiency in Spoken English for Faculty/ Teaching Assistants Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
82 Use of University Facilities and Premises Facilities Operation & Maintenance 04/01/2016
83 Managing Communicable Diseases Health & Safety 02/01/1993
84 Custody and Care of University Facilities and Premises Facilities Operation & Maintenance 08/30/1996
85 Preparation of Teaching Assistants Health & Safety 03/15/1993
86 Awarding of Honorary Degrees and Posthumous Recognitions  Institutional Governance & Administration 06/27/2018
87 University Identification Cards Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
88 Summer Youth Camps Student Services 07/01/1993
90 Workers' Compensation and Work Related Accidents Health & Safety 01/17/2013
91 Campus Mail Auxiliary & Enterprises 03/03/1994
92 Procedure for Ordering Textbook and Course Materials Instruction 06/06/1994
93 Use of University Name and Indicia Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
94 Policy & Procedures for International Agreements Institutional Governance & Administration 09/01/1999
95 Sexual Harassment of Students Health & Safety 04/01/2016
96 Possession of Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons by LSU Employees Within its Facilities and Premises Health & Safety 11/01/1994
97 Emergency Evacuation Plan for Persons with Disabilities Health & Safety 03/16/1995
98 Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research Research 06/21/2019
99 Radiation Safety Violations Health & Safety 04/15/1996
100 LSU War Memorial Commission Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
101 Appropriate Use of University Equipment, Materials, Services and Other Property Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
102 Violence Free Workplace Health & Safety 01/01/1998
103 Service Centers and Recharge Operations Auxiliary & Enterprises 04/01/2016
104 Dismissal for Cause for Faculty Faculty & Staff Employment 02/01/2000
105 Return to Work Policy for Employees on Workers' Compensation Faculty & Staff Employment 09/01/2000
106 Administration of Scholarship, Fellowship, & Exemption Programs Student Services 04/01/2016
107 Computer Users' Responsibilities Information Technology 04/01/2016
109 PM-35 Campus Implementation Procedure Faculty & Staff Employment 08/17/2009
110 LSU Athletic Council Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
111 Consultation with Faculty in Certain Reviews of Administrative Performance Faculty & Staff Employment 02/17/2005
113 Social Security Number Policy Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
114 Security of Computing Resources Information Technology 04/01/2016
115 LSU Fundraising Institutional Governance & Administration 06/03/2013
116 Reporting Substantive Change to SACSCOC Institutional Governance & Administration 10/30/2018
117 Academic Calendar Instruction 04/01/2016
118 Tobacco-Free Campus Health & Safety 04/01/2016
119 Compliance with Export Control Regulations Research 08/17/2015