University Policies - Carnegie Mellon University


Welcome to the website for official University Policies. A University Policy is a rule that has been officially sanctioned by the president of Carnegie Mellon University and that generally has university-wide applicability. A Policy may include governing principles, it may either mandate or constrain action, it may ensure compliance with laws, or it may mitigate the University's risk. Broadly, a Policy is either academic or administrative in scope and application and must be approved by the president (and Board of Trustees as required), in order to become official University Policy.

Managed by the University Policy Coordinator, this site serves as a repository of current Policies, and provides information about new, revised or deleted Policies. The Policy coordinator oversees the Policy developent, review and approval process, provides documentation, publishes Policies and communicates Policy activity, advises on the availability of training and education for individual Policies, and maintains the online Policy library.

Questions, suggestions or comments about University Policies are welcome. Please contact the University Policy Coordinator at

Ethics Hotline

To confidentially and anonymously report suspected unethical activity relating to financial matters, academic and student life, human relations, health and campus safety or research, please call 877-700-7050 or visit (user name: tartans; password: plaid). All submissions will be reported to appropriate university personnel.

Index of Policies A-Z


Policies Currently under Review

  • Minors on Campus
  • Smoking on Campus

What's New

News and updates about new, deleted and/or substantially revised university policies. Subscribe to the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed to automatically receive University Policy news. >>> News index page.