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University Policies

A broad range of policies guide and govern the activities of members of the Georgetown University community.  This web page (and the pages and sub-pages to which it links) organizes information about policies in an attempt to make applicable policies more accessible for students, faculty and staff. ;

While we have tried to cover all significant University policies, and will be updating this and related pages periodically in an effort to keep them current, there may be applicable policies that are not listed on, or linked to through, this page. Individuals should inquire with appropriate University offices about policies that apply to specific activities. The absence of an applicable policy from this or related web pages does not excuse a member of the University community from complying with that policy.

To assist members of the University community in locating information about policies, we have organized Georgetown University policies into five general categories, which are listed and described briefly below. The tabs on the left side of this page provide further information about each of these categories, most of which are sub-divided further on succeeding web pages to assist in identifying more specific groups of policies, and links to policies.

Overarching (University-Wide) Policies – Significant University-wide policies that apply broadly to all members of the University community and are not restricted to particular groups.

Student Policies – Policies that apply to students, both generally and organized by campus (Main, Med and Law).

Faculty Policies – Policies that apply to faculty, both generally and organized by campus (Main, Med and Law).

Staff (and AAP) Policies – Policies that apply to staff and Academic Administrative Professionals (AAPs).

Policies Governing Specific Areas – Policies that apply to specific areas, activities or University administrative departments, listed by area for those engaging in those activities.

Note that some policies may be listed or appear in more than one of the preceding categories.

Questions About Policies

If you have questions about University policies, including how to find applicable policies, whether a policy applies to a particular situation, and other questions, please contact the University office that administers the policy in question or the Office of Compliance and Ethics or the Office of the General Counsel.