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

Facilities Design and Development

Facilities Operation & Maintenance 04/01/2016

24

Administrative Council

Institutional Governance & Administration 05/01/1979

25

Nepotism

Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016

26

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

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

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

Procedures for Notice When a Regularly Enrolled Student Dies

Student Services 03/01/1992

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 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  06/27/2018

77

Distribution of Campus Share of Distributable Royalties

Research 03/26/1992

78

Serving, Possessing, and Consuming of Alcoholic Beverages on Campus 
Supplement to PS 78

Health & Safety 08/15/2005

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

LSU Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

Research 01/07/2013

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