UD Policy Repository
A broad range of policies guide and govern the activities of the members of the University
community. Policies connect the University mission to the everyday actions of the
University community and clarify the University’s expectations for its individual
members. University policies mitigate institutional risk, enhance efficiencies and
support the University’s compliance with laws and regulations. Policies of the University
are intended to support a safe, respectful and ethical learning, living and work environment
in compliance with the University’s mission and values and applicable Federal, state
and local laws.
Governance policies include the University's governing documents (articles of incorporation
and bylaws), as well as policies relating to the delegation of governing or operational
authority by the Board of Trustees or the President.
Academic and student policies include three areas of University policy. First, policies
that relate directly to the educational programs of the University. Second, policies
that relate to financial assistance that is provided to students so as to facilitate
participation in the educational programs. And third, policies relating to student
affairs, that is, the various activities that make up the community life of students
at the University.
Administration and operations policies relate to a wide range of activities of the
University, ranging from civil rights matters, to data retention and security, to
consumer information disclosures, intellectual property, and law enforcement.
The financial policies of the University relate primarily to the operation of the
Business Office, including methods of payment, refund policies, and financial auditing.
The human resources policies of the University include policies that typically apply
to all employees, including employment benefits, as well as policies that apply exclusively
to a certain, defined groups of employees, such as faculty.
Information technology policies relate to the use of the University's information
- Pursuant to Title IV, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and 34 C.F.R. § 668.43, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness has published public disclosures
regarding all Professional and Academic Programs leading to licensure online at Office of Institutional Effectiveness. The University of Dallas Licensure Disclosure Policy is also found on this site.
- Pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 668.43, the University of Dallas lists required consumer information online at Consumer Information.
The Office of General Counsel coordinates the editing, review, issuance and archiving of University policy. This
Policy Website is intended to ensure that the University community has ready access
to well-articulated and understandable University policies. New content will be added
and updated as approved. While this webpage is intended to include all significant
University policies, the formal adoption of policy is a new and developing process.
There may be applicable University policies that are not listed or linked through
this webpage. Individuals should inquire with appropriate University offices and
departments about specific policies that may apply to specific activities. The absence
of an applicable policy from this webpage does not excuse a member of the University
community from compliance with University policy. Individual colleges and departments
may have standards and guidelines, all of which must be consistent with University-wide