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Policy Register

General Information

The University Policy Register is a compilation of the official university, administrative and operational policies of Kent State University. The purpose of this online register is to serve the university community as a source of reliable information and as a foundation on which decisions can be made.

It is the duty of the Office of General Counsel to oversee and maintain the official University Policy Register as provided for in the Kent State University Constitution.

It is the duty of the Office of General Counsel to record in the University Policy Register, upon receipt, any university, administrative or operational policies as approved in accordance with the Kent State University Constitution and the rules of the Ohio Legislative Service Commission. Upon its posting in this official University Policy Register, that particular policy or procedure will then be recognized as official and operational. The effective date of the policies will be 14 days after it is submitted to the Commission.

With the exemption of exigent circumstances, policies must be implemented at the beginning of each academic term (Fall, Spring and Summer).

Policies cannot be retroactively applied prior to the effective date.

This Policy Register is updated through periodic additions, deletions and changes. Policies under revision or pending with the Ohio Legislative Commission will be marked "Policy Under Revision" in red to indicate that the reader should be aware that the language may be revised. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of General Counsel, 330-672-2982.

Guidance Document Now Available: The Office has prepared the following document to help guide departments and university officials in the creation and revision of official university policies. 

"Policy on Policies" Guidance Document

 

Also, the UPDATED Form for Submitting Policies to Cabinet and the Board of Trustees is available. This form must be used for all new or revised policies prior to any official action to change the University Policy Register:

Policy Submission Form