Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) policies align our university mission to institutional operations; articulate institutional expectations of faculty, staff, students, and other members of the campus community; mitigate institutional risk; and support the university’s compliance with laws and regulations. GHSU has two internal policy bodies – Administrative Policies, managed by the Division of Institutional Effectiveness, and Academic, Research and Student Affairs Policies, managed by the Office of the Provost. Additionally, as an accredited institution and steward of public resources, GHSU is also governed by the policies of our regulating bodies, primarily the Board of Regents and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The purpose of this Policy Library is to integrate, collect, organize, publish, and otherwise make publicly available the directives and policies of the university.
Academic, Research; & Student Affairs (ARSA)
Policies relating to the academic, research and student affairs enterprises of the university are managed by the Office of the Provost (Office of Academic Affairs). Some high level policies within this library include those pertaining to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, student drug and alcohol abuse, faculty grievance, and intellectual property.
Administrative Policies & Procedures
GHSU administrative policies are managed by the Division of Institutional Effectiveness. Examples of policies in this library include those related to a tobacco-free campus, teleworking and flex time, ethics, identity theft, sexual harassment, and conflicts of interest.
Board of Regents Policy Manual
The Georgia Constitution grants to the Board of Regents the exclusive right to govern, control, and manage the University System of Georgia, an educational system comprised of thirty-five institutions of higher learning, including GHSU. As such, all units and individuals associated with this university are ultimately accountable to Board of Regents policies.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC) is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. SACS policies are required course of action to be followed by member institutions such as GHSU. The Principles of Accreditation, the accreditation standards of the COC, requires that an institution comply with the policies and procedures of the Commission.