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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    University Mission & Ministries
Advancement University Relations
Student Affairs--Athletics All organizational charts in one PDF file

Governing Handbooks

Faculty Status & Welfare Handbook* for  2011-2012

Faculty Status & Welfare Handbook, effective 2013-2014 (includes changes approved by the Faculty & the Board in March 2013)

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

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 Inclusive Language Policy Purchasing Policy (linked from Purchasing Page on MySBU)
Background Check Policy Graduate Assistantships Quick Arts Center Scheduling Policy
Cash Control Policy Graduate Financial Aid Programs Recruitment Policy and Procedures
Casual Dress Policy Graduation Fee, Mandatory Remote Employees Policy  +
Guidelines for Flexible Work Schedule
Closing Policy Grievance Policy Scheduling & Use of University Facilities
Compensation Policy for Faculty & Administrators Harassment: Discrimination and Harassment Policy & Procedures Smoke Free Workplace Policy
Confidentiality and Security Policy Hatch Act & Regulation Prohibiting Political Activity Policy Solicitation Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy Holiday Policy Speaker Policy
Consensual Relationship Policy Honorary Degree Guidelines Policy Title IX Student Life Division Flowchart & Timeline
Copyright Policy Institutional Fund-Raising Policy Tuition Remission Policy & Guidelines for Tuition Remission for Online Graduate Programs
Crisis Communications Policy Named Gift Guidelines University Relations: Gift Acceptance Policy
Document Retention Nepotism Policy University Relations: Gift Acceptance Policy for Gifts of Real Property
Drug Free Workplace/Campus Community Policy Office Hours Policy University Relations: Statement of Campaign Reporting Standards
Electronic Resources, Policy on Responsible & Acceptable Use
   Related Policies:
      Confidentiality and Security Policy
      World Wide Web Site Policy
Operating Budget Policy Whistleblower Policy
Endowed Scholarship Policy Position Classification & Promotion Policy World Wide Web Site Policy
Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity Policy Printing & Publications Policy  
Fifth-Year Enrollment 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 Overload Pay/Course Reductions (old #21)
Academic Advisory Council Courses That Involve Travel (old #2) Participation in Commencement (old #15)
Academic Calendar (old #8) Credit Hour Definition Policy Pay for Faculty Performing Administrative Duties (old #22)
Academic Calendar Guidelines (old #39) Credit for Overseas Courses (old #14) Reading Days (old #29)
Academic Calendar--Summer Session Maximum Load Cross-Listing of Courses Policy Scholars in Residence (old #9)
Academic Freedom Policy (old #38) Discontinuance or Consolidation of an Undergraduate Academic Program Scholarships (old #1)
Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy (old #34) Early Registration (old #40) School of Education Governance of Teacher Education Programs (old #35)
Academic Probation & Dismissal Policies Faculty Hiring (old #27) Student Grade Appeals (old #33)
Academic Programs, New--Guidelines for Development and Approval Faculty Teaching Elsewhere (old #20) Students with Disabilities (old #13)
Add/Drop Fee (old #12) Fifth Year Enrollment (old #36) Study Abroad--Academic Eligibility
Add/Drop/Withdrawal Deadlines   Final Examinations (old #10) Summer Course Pay (old #26)
Administering Exams Outside Regular Class Time (old #4) Franciscan Teaching Internships (old #25) Syllabi (old #30)
Administrative Withdrawal Policy Grade Changes (old #31) Transcript Releases (old #3)
Appealing Academic or Administrative Decisions (old #37) Grade Submission Deadline Transcripts (old #5)
Cancellation of Classes Before or After Vacations (old #17) Honor Students (old #6) Transfer of Credit from Proprietary Schools (old #16)
Clare Course Substitution Policy Incomplete Grades Transfer Students & Transfer Credits (old #41)
Class Schedules (old #44)  Institutional Review Board (IRB)    
NOTE: Requires MySBU login to view
Transfer Students, Community College
Class Scheduling & Contact Hours (old #28) Intellectual Property Rights for Web-Based Courses Travel (old #11)
Concentration Policy Military Service Withdrawal (old #42) Tuition Waivers (old #23)
Course Registration Process Nude Models (old #19) Tutorial Courses (old #7)
Course Removal/Inactivation    


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