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Welcome to the St. Bonaventure University Governing Documents Web site!

You can see, at a glance, all of the information available on this site by consulting this page.

Consult the Record of Changes for details on what has been changed and why.

Brief History of the University
Mission, Values and Vision of St. Bonaventure University
Statement of Distinction
Charter of the University

Board of Trustees By-Laws

Senior Administration/President's Cabinet

Organizational Charts

Governing Board 

Finance & Administration
Internal Governance Student Affairs
Provost & Academic Affairs  Technology Services & Library
Advancement University Mission & Ministries
Student Affairs: Athletics University Relations
All organizational charts in one PDF file

Governing Handbooks

Faculty Status & Welfare Handbook*, effective 2014-2015

Faculty Status & Welfare Handbook, effective 2013-2014

Administrator's Handbook
     Disclaimer & Table of Contents
     A. Governance
     B. Senior Administrators/President's Cabinet
     C. Administrative Appointments
     D. Contracts, Policies & Procedures
     E. Benefits
     F. Standing University Committees & Councils
Faculty Senate
    Grievance Committee Procedures*
Hourly Employee Handbook
Faculty Committee on Recommendations Revised ByLaws  Student Government Association
     Constitution [requires MySBU login]

Graduate Council Constitution and Bylaws

*Specific revision procedures, as defined within these documents, will be followed for these items.

Selected Institutional Policies

Advertising Policy Financial Aid Programs, Graduate: See Graduate Assistantships and Graduate Financial Aid Programs Procedure for Requesting & Issuing Contracts
Advisory Groups Policy [Roles & Appointment of] Flag Policy, Presentation for Bereavement Protection of Minors Policy
AIDS Policy Franciscan Internships Policy Public Safety Policy
Annual Fund-Raising Policy Franciscan Recruitment Policy Purchasing Card Policies & Procedures (linked from Purchasing Page on MySBU)
Answering Media Questions Policy Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy--See Harassment Purchasing Policy (linked from Purchasing Page on MySBU)
Background Check Policy Gender Inclusive Language Policy Quick Arts Center Scheduling Policy
Cash Control Policy Graduate Assistantships Recruitment Policy and Procedures

Refund Policy, Withdrawal--SEE Withdrawal Refund Policy
Casual Dress Policy Graduate Financial Aid Programs Remote Employees Policy  +
Guidelines for Flexible Work Schedule
Closing Policy Graduation Fee, Mandatory Scheduling & Use of University Facilities
Compensation Policy for Faculty & Administrators Grievance Policy Smoke Free Workplace Policy
Confidentiality and Security Policy Graduate Waivers-Ineligibility for Part-Time Employees Policy--SEE Financial Aid Policies section Solicitation Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy Hatch Act & Regulation Prohibiting Political Activity Policy Student Complaint Policy and Procedures
Consensual Relationship Policy Harassment: Discrimination and Harassment Policy & Procedures
See also: Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy
Speaker Policy
Copyright Policy Holiday Policy Title IX Student Life Division Flowchart & Timeline
Crisis Communications Policy Honorary Degree Guidelines Policy

Information Security Policy + Associated Standards and Procedures
--Data Breach Response Procedure & Data Breach Response Form
--Data Classification Standard
--Data Transmission & Storage Standard
--Document Retention Standard
--Endpoint Security Standard
--Password Standard
Travel Policy
Document Retention Institutional Fund-Raising Policy

Military Aligned Student Assistance Grant Policy--SEE Financial Aid Policies section
Tuition Remission Policy & Guidelines for Tuition Remission for Online Graduate Programs

Tuition Waivers, Graduate--Ineligibility for part-time employees--SEE Financial Aid Policies section
Drug Free Workplace/Campus Community Policy Named Gift Guidelines University Advancement: Gift Acceptance Policy
Electronic Resources, Policy on Responsible & Acceptable Use
   Related Policies:
      Confidentiality and Security Policy
      World Wide Web Site Policy
Nepotism Policy University Advancement: Gift Acceptance Policy for Gifts of Real Property
Employee Lodging Policy & Procedure Office Hours Policy University Advancement: Statement of Campaign Reporting Standards
Endowed Scholarship Policy Operating Budget Policy Whistleblower Policy
Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity Policy Petty Cash Policy Withdrawal Refund Policy
Fifth-Year Enrollment Policy Position Classification & Promotion Policy  
Financial Aid Policies
--Graduate Tuition Waivers--Ineligibility for Part-Time Employees
--International Students--Academic Scholarships
--Merit Scholarships-Semester Limit
--Military Aligned Student Assistance Grant
--ROTC Room & Board Benefits
--SEE ALSO Tuition Remission Policy & Guidelines, Withdrawal Refund Policy
Printing & Publications Policy World Wide Web Site Policy

NOTE: Policies related to benefits, performance appraisal, paid leaves of absences and unpaid leaves of absences can be found in the faculty, administrators, and hourly employee handbooks.

Grievance Procedures

See Discrimination and Harassment Policy & Procedures above


Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Advising: Guidelines for Undergraduate Advising & Guidelines for Students: Academic Advising at SBU Course Withdrawals Nude Models
Academic Advisory Council Courses That Involve Travel Overload Pay/Course Reductions
Academic Calendar Credit Hour Policy Participation in Commencement
Academic Calendar Guidelines Credit for Overseas Courses Pay for Faculty Performing Administrative Duties
Academic Calendar--Summer Session Maximum Load Cross-Listing of Courses Policy Reading Days
Academic Freedom Policy Discontinuance or Consolidation of an Undergraduate Academic Program--See Suspension, Discontinuance, or Consolidation of an UG Academic Program Scholars in Residence
Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy + Definition of Academic Honesty Early Registration Scholarships
Academic Probation & Dismissal Policies

Evaluation Guidelines, Official

Evaluations, Course, Use of

School of Education Governance of Teacher Education Programs
Academic Programs, New--Guidelines for Development and Approval Faculty Hiring Student Grade Appeals
  Faculty Teaching Elsewhere Students with Disabilities
Add/Drop/Withdrawal Deadlines   Fifth Year Enrollment Study Abroad--Academic Eligibility
Administering Exams Outside Regular Class Time Final Examinations Summer Course Pay
Administrative Withdrawal Policy Franciscan Teaching Internships Suspension, Discontinuance, or Consolidation of an Undergraduate Academic Program
Appealing Academic or Administrative Decisions Grade Changes Syllabi Policy
Cancellation of Classes Before or After Vacations Grade Submission Deadline

Transcript Releases

  Honor Students

Transfer Students and Transfer Credit Policy

Class Schedules Incomplete Grades Travel
Class Scheduling & Contact Hours Independent Studies & Tutorials Tuition Waivers
Concentration Policy Institutional Review Board (IRB)    
NOTE: Requires MySBU login to view
Tutorial Courses: See Independent Studies and Tutorial Courses
Course Registration Process Intellectual Property Rights for Web-Based Courses  
Course Removal/Inactivation Military Service Withdrawal  


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