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.

Special Directive on COVID-19 Safety

Policy Statements

Document Number Title Status Functional Classifications Effective Date
1 Equal Opportunity Policy not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
2 Vacant and/or New Positions Supported from General Revenue Resources not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
3 Teaching Assignments for Non-Faculty Personnel not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 08/22/1977
4 Compensation for Commuting Faculty Exchange Participants not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
5 Remuneration for Professional, Personal, or Consulting Services not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 05/12/2003
6 Solicitation of Advertisement not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
6.15 Use of Electronic Mail not in revision Information Technology 08/01/2007
6.20 Security of Data not in revision Information Technology 10/03/2006
6.25 Privacy of Computing Resources not in revision Information Technology 10/03/2008
7 Academic Honorifics: Chairs, Professorships, Lectureships & Awards in revision with subject matter experts/stakeholders Faculty & Staff Employment 05/28/2001
8 Disciplinary Procedures for Professional, "Other Academic" and Classified Employees not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 06/16/1997
9 Continuing Education, Outreach, and Service Programs not in revision Instruction 04/01/2016
10 Internal and External Communications / Advertisements in revision with subject matter experts/stakeholders Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
11 Use of University Funds for Entertainment/Special Meals in revision with subject matter experts/stakeholders Institutional Governance & Administration 09/09/2008
12 Leave Guidelines for Academic, Professional and Classified Employees in revision with subject matter experts/stakeholders Faculty & Staff Employment 11/08/2004
13 Guiding Principles for Non-Varsity Athletics not in revision Student Services 04/01/2016
14 Soliciting and Deliveries of Personal Orders not in revision Facilities Operation & Maintenance 04/01/2016
15 Academic Freedom, Free Speech & Tenure not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 4/22/2020
18 Emergency Response Plan in revision with subject matter experts/stakeholders Health & Safety 04/01/2016
19 Environmental Health & Safety not in revision Health & Safety 04/01/2016
20 Title, Position and Salary Control for Professional and Administrative Personnel not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
21 Graduate Assistantships in revision with administration Student Services 01/30/2004
22 Student Absence from Class not in revision Instruction 10/30/2020
23 Campus Facility and Site Planning not in revision Facilities Operation & Maintenance 07/03/2019
24 Administrative Council not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 05/01/1979
25 Nepotism not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
26 Policy on Disability Service, Duties, and Compliance not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 09/06/2018
27 Authorship Guidelines and Dispute Resolution not in revision Research  11/09/2018
28 Employment and Payment of Contingent Employees not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 06/02/1997
29 Management of Courses and Classes not in revision Instruction 04/01/2016
30 Student Privacy Rights not in revision Student Services 08/28/2013
31 Digital Resources and Content Accessibility not in revision Information Technology 06/05/2020
32 Proposal Review and Approval Procedures in revision with administration Research 04/01/2016
33 Student Employment not in revision Student Services 11/11/2020
34 Salary Savings not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 11/01/1976
35 Performance Evaluation of Administrative, Professional and Other Academic Staff not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
36T Tenure-track and Tenured Faculty Appointments, Reappointments, Promotion, Tenure, Annual Reviews, and Enhancement of Job Performance not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 08/03/2018
36NT Faculty Other than Tenure-track and Tenured Appointments, Reappointments, Promotion, and Annual Reviews not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 08/03/2018
37 Minimum Class Size not in revision Instruction 08/01/1991
38 Academic Credit for Individual Off-Campus Study in revision with subject matter/stakeholders Instruction 09/30/1991
39 Performance Evaluations (Classified) not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
40 Confidentiality of Personnel Records of University Employees not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
41 Assignment of Space and the Opening and Closing of Buildings for Activities on Holidays and Weekends not in revision Facilities Operation & Maintenance 04/01/2016
42 Student Fees
Appendix I: Fee Approval Matrix
Appendix II: Fee Request Form
not in revision Instruction 09/17/2015
43 Additional Compensation Limitations for Academic and Administrative/Professional Employees & Computation of Summer Salary Rates for Academic Employees not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 05/16/1995
44 Student Grading in revision with administration Instruction 08/22/2013
45 Courses and Curricula not in revision Instruction 02/11/2020
47 Policy on Employee Benefit and Indirect Cost Rates not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 05/01/1978
48 General Appeal Procedure Available to Students not in revision Student Services 03/06/2020
49 Building Coordinator not in revision Facilities Operation & Maintenance 04/01/2016
50 Responsibilities and Concerns of University Personnel not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 05/28/2001
51 Confidentiality in Sponsored Projects not in revision Research 05/03/2003
53 The University's Participation in the Pre-Trial Intervention Program of East Baton Rouge Parish not in revision 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 not in revision Student Services 04/01/2016
55 Rights & Privileges of Retired Faculty & Staff Members in revision with administration Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
56 Campus FM Radio Station not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 02/06/2006
59 Employee Assistance Program not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 10/31/1996
60 Food Service Within LSU Facilities and Premises not in revision Auxiliary & Enterprises 08/18/1997
61 Overtime Policy not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 11/29/2004
62 Public Prayer not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 05/18/1987
63 Regarding Death of a Student or Employee not in revision Student Services 09/06/2019
65 Management of Human/ Primate Body Fluids / Wastes not in revision Health & Safety 05/13/2010
66 The Flying of the United States Flag and the Louisiana Flag not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
67 Misuse of Drugs or Alcohol not in revision Health & Safety 01/07/2013
68 University Intellectual Property Rights in Sponsored Research Projects not in revision Research 09/17/2015
69 Research Misconduct not in revision Research 03/01/2006
70 Naming University Facilities and Academic Units
Facilities Naming Request Form
in revision with subject matter experts/stakeholders Facilities Operation & Maintenance 01/04/2017
72 Immunization Policy not in revision Health & Safety 04/01/2016
73 Sexual Harassment not in revision Health & Safety 04/01/2016
74 University Records and University Archives not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
75 Illegal or Abusive Use of Alcohol or Other Drugs by Students not in revision Student Services 04/01/2016
76 Greek Life Oversight and Advisory Committees not in revision Student Services  06/27/2019
77 Distribution of Campus Share of Distributable Royalties not in revision Research 03/26/1992
78 Serving, Possessing, and Consuming of Alcoholic Beverages on Campus  not in revision Health & Safety 06/27/2019
79 Flexible Work Hours and Staffing not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 03/01/2001
80 Grievance Procedures for Professional, Other Academic, and Classified Employees not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 10/03/2008
81 Certification of Proficiency in Spoken English for Faculty/ Teaching Assistants not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
82 Use of University Facilities and Premises not in revision Facilities Operation & Maintenance 04/01/2016
83 Managing Communicable Diseases not in revision Health & Safety 02/01/1993
84 Custody and Care of University Facilities and Premises not in revision Facilities Operation & Maintenance 08/30/1996
85 Preparation of Teaching Assistants not in revision Health & Safety 03/15/1993
86 Awarding of Honorary Degrees and Posthumous Recognitions  not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 06/27/2018
87 University Identification Cards not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
88 Summer Youth Camps not in revision Student Services 07/01/1993
90 Workers' Compensation and Work Related Accidents not in revision Health & Safety 01/17/2013
91 Campus Mail not in revision Auxiliary & Enterprises 03/03/1994
92 Procedure for Ordering Textbook and Course Materials not in revision Instruction 06/06/1994
93 Use of University Name and Indicia not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
94 Policy & Procedures for International Agreements not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 09/01/1999
95 Sexual Harassment of Students not in revision Health & Safety 04/01/2016
96 Possession of Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons by LSU Employees Within its Facilities and Premises not in revision Health & Safety 11/01/1994
97 Emergency Evacuation Plan for Persons with Disabilities not in revision Health & Safety 03/16/1995
98 Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research not in revision Research 06/21/2019
99 Radiation Safety Violations not in revision Health & Safety 04/15/1996
100 LSU War Memorial Commission not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
101 Appropriate Use of University Equipment, Materials, Services and Other Property not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 04/01/2016
102 Violence Free Workplace not in revision Health & Safety 01/01/1998
103 Service Centers and Recharge Operations not in revision Auxiliary & Enterprises 04/01/2016
104 Dismissal for Cause for Faculty in revision with subject matter experts/stakeholders Faculty & Staff Employment 02/01/2000
105 Return to Work Policy for Employees on Workers' Compensation not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 09/01/2000
106 Administration of Scholarship, Fellowship, & Exemption Programs not in revision Student Services 04/01/2016
107 Computer Users' Responsibilities not in revision Information Technology 04/01/2016
109 PM-35 Campus Implementation Procedure in revision with subject matter experts/stakeholders Faculty & Staff Employment 08/17/2009
110 LSU Athletic Council not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
111 Consultation with Faculty in Certain Reviews of Administrative Performance not in revision Faculty & Staff Employment 02/17/2005
113 Social Security Number Policy not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 04/01/2016
114 Security of Computing Resources not in revision Information Technology 04/01/2016
115 LSU Fundraising not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 10/21/2020
116 Reporting Substantive Change to SACSCOC not in revision Institutional Governance & Administration 10/30/2018
117 Academic Calendar in revision with subject matter experts/stakeholders Instruction 04/01/2016
118 Tobacco-Free Campus not in revision Health & Safety 04/01/2016
119 Compliance with Export Control Regulations not in revision Research 08/17/2015