This website contains official University Policy documents that have been adopted in accordance with Auburn University Policy on Policies. University policies are designed to enhance Auburn University's mission, to promote operational effectiveness, and reduce institutional risks. The process for adopting and revising University Policies is coordinated through the Office of the General Counsel.
University Policy documents are not contracts. The Board of Trustees and authorized Executive Officers of the University maintain exclusive discretion to exercise the customary function of institutional management to revise University Policies as they deem appropriate. The Auburn University Policy Database was designated by the administration as the official University policy source on October 15, 2009, and that action was ratified by the Board of Trustees on June 10, 2016.
Questions regarding specific University Policies should be directed to the department responsible for administering that policy. Schools, colleges, and some offices may have additional policies or procedures that apply only to their students, faculty, or staff which are housed at the department level. In the event of a conflict, University Policies supersede a school, college, department, division, or unit-level policy.
Policy administrators should contact the University Policy Coordinator regarding Auburn University's Policy on Policies and the policy adoption, revision, and withdrawal process.