Welcome to the RIT Policy Website
RIT's policy website is designed to provide RIT administrators, faculty, staff, and students with a central location to access university-level governance and administrative policies, as well as policy-related information and resources.
Access to University-Level Policies
Policies and procedures are fundamental to the functioning of any organization. Policies that are easy to locate and well-written help the university 1) accomplish its mission, 2) maintain accountability, 3) provide students, faculty, and staff with clear and concise guidelines for their actions, and 4) clarify how the university conducts business.
To achieve these objectives, this website is the repository for current versions of all governance policies (formerly found in the Institute Policies and Procedures Manual). These policies are now found on the Governance Policy Library link. This website also provides access to current versions of administrative policies via hyperlinks to the websites of the responsible offices. These policies are found on the Administrative Policy Library link.
The policies provided on, or accessed through, this website constitute the official university-level policies for RIT. To ensure consistency; college, division, or department websites should use hyperlinks to this website to reference RIT's governance and administrative policies. This requirement does not preclude colleges, divisions, or departments from maintaining internal policies and procedures on their websites, provided they are not identified as, and do not conflict with, RIT's governance or administrative policies and procedures.
Policy-Related Information and Resources
Another purpose of this website is to provide policy-related information and resources to administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Information includes, for example, the history of RIT policy structures and processes, and summaries of policies currently undergoing review and scheduled for review. Resources (particularly for policy authors) include, for example, editorial guidelines for writing policies, a glossary of policy terminology, the new standard policy format approved in 2010, and policy proposal templates.
We hope this website is a valuable resource in your policy-related work. We're also committed to continuous improvement and will do so by adding new information, resources, and features over time. To help us focus our efforts, we welcome your comments about the new site and suggestions for improvement or enhancements. Please send your comments to Kathleen Martin at email@example.com or Sue Provenzano at firstname.lastname@example.org.