University Policies

The Office of General Counsel is responsible for the posting of all university policies. The policies found on this website are the official University policies. In the event a party wants to create a new policy or change an existing policy, the policy template must be requested by contacting the Office of General Counsel (x2-0464). Before requesting policy review by the Policy Review Council, there are several steps to be completed, including constituent feedback, review by the Office of General Counsel, and the submission of the Equity Impact Assessment. Please use the Checklist for Policy Development to assist in the policy drafting or revision process. The Policy on Policy Development also outlines the full process. 

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Recently Amended Policies

Policy Number Policy Brief Description of Amendment
3341-2-28 Code of Student Conduct The Code of Student Conduct was updated to reflect the removal of student groups from the policy as the code only applies to students and recognized student organizations. Also, various Prohibited Conduct sections including Offenses Against Persons and Offenses Disrupting Order or Disregarding Health have been expanded.
3341-2-49 Anti-Hazing Policy
The University’s Anti-Hazing Policy was updated to provide clarifying language concerning the requirement to report suspected misconduct as well as to align with the Code of Student Conduct regarding the process to investigate and adjudicate reports made to the University about hazing.

Policies Amended Since 5/01/2024


Student Engagement & Success/Well-Being

Academic Affairs

Policy NumberName of Policy
3341-3-1Academic Progress, Probation, Dismissal – Graduate
3341-3-2Advanced Undergraduates – Graduate
3341-3-3Appeals policies – Graduate
3341-3-4Background Checks – Graduate
3341-3-5Credit Transfer – Graduate
3341-3-6Doctoral Requirements – Graduate
3341-3-7Enrollment and Registration – Graduate
3341-3-8Financial Information and Assistance – Graduate
3341-3-9Grading Policies – Graduate
3341-3-11Graduate Faculty Status – Graduate
3341-3-12Graduation Application and Minimum Registration – Graduate
3341-3-13Health Insurance – Graduate
3341-3-14International Teaching Assistant Language Policy – Graduate
3341-3-15Leave of Absence – Graduate
3341-3-16Master's degree - General Requirements – Graduate
3341-3-17Posthumous Awarding Of A Graduate Degree – Graduate
3341-3-18Student Research – Graduate
3341-3-20Thesis/Dissertation – Graduate
3341-3-21Time Limits for Degree and Revalidation – Graduate
3341-3-22Transcripts – Graduate
3341-3-23Academic Forgiveness for Undergraduates – Undergraduate
3341-3-24Academic Honesty
3341-3-25Academic Honors – Undergraduate
3341-3-26Academic Load and Undergraduate Enrollment Status – Undergraduate
3341-3-27Admission to BGSU – Undergraduate
3341-3-28Admission to BGSU Firelands – Undergraduate
3341-3-29Advanced Placement and College Credit Plus – Undergraduate
3341-3-30Advanced Standing – Undergraduate
3341-3-31Associate Degree Programs – Undergraduate
3341-3-32Audit – Undergraduate
3341-3-33Baccalaureate Degree Programs – Undergraduate
3341-3-34BG Perspective (General Education Curriculum) – Undergraduate
3341-3-35Changing Undergraduate colleges, majors or degree programs within BGSU – Undergraduate
3341-3-36Classification of Undergraduate Students – Undergraduate
3341-3-37Concurrent Enrollment – Undergraduate
3341-3-38Undergraduate Credit by Examination – Undergraduate
3341-3-39Disbursement of Student Financial Aid – Undergraduate
3341-3-40Dropping, Adding and Changing the Grading Option – Undergraduate
3341-3-41FERPA Rights  
3341-3-42Financial Aid Packaging – Undergraduate
3341-3-43First Day Attendance Policy – Undergraduate
3341-3-44Foreign Language Undergraduate Admission Requirement – Undergraduate
3341-3-45General Library Use Policy – Undergraduate
3341-3-46Grading Policies – Undergraduate
3341-3-47Guest Undergraduate Students – Undergraduate
3341-3-48International Students – Undergraduate
3341-3-50Registration for Undergraduate Classes – Undergraduate
3341-3-51Repeated Coursework, Enrollment Status and Financial Aid – Undergraduate
3341-3-52Retaking an Undergraduate Course – Undergraduate
3341-3-53Revision of a Financial Aid Award Package – Undergraduate
3341-3-54Satisfactory Academic Progress and Financial Aid – Undergraduate
3341-3-55Scholarship Appeal – Undergraduate
3341-3-56Student Appeals – Undergraduate
3341-3-57Transfer Admissions – Undergraduate
3341-3-58Transfer Credit – Undergraduate
3341-3-59Catalog Policies – Undergraduate
3341-3-60University Libraries Collection Policies – Undergraduate
3341-3-61University Libraries Gift Policy – Undergraduate
3341-3-62University Library Privacy and Confidentiality Policy – Undergraduate
3341-3-63Unsatisfactory Academic Progress – Undergraduate
3341-3-64Withdrawal from the University – Undergraduate
3341-3-65Credit By Examination – Graduate
3341-3-66Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program – Graduate
3341-3-67Grade Replacement – Graduate
3341-3-68Non-degree-seeking students under eighteen years of age requesting to enroll in an Education Abroad Program
3341-3-69Academic Forgiveness for Graduate Students - Graduate
3341-3-70Selection of Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials
3341-3-71Device Travel and Data Security
3341-3-72Master’s degree – Dual Specializations – Graduate
3341-3-73Master’s degree – Second Master’s Degree - Graduate
3341-3-74Master’s degree – Dual Master’s Degrees
3341-3-75Graduate Admissions-Graduate-Admissions Deadlines
3341-3-76Graduate Admissions-Graduate-Admissions Categories and Grade Point Average Requirements
3341-3-77Graduate Admissions-Graduate-Application Requirements
3341-3-78Graduate Admissions-Graduate-ESL Requirements
3341-3-79Graduate Admissions-Graduate-Transferring/Applying to Another Degree Program
3341-3-80Graduate Admissions-Graduate-Deferrals
3341-3-81Graduate Admissions-Graduate-Reactivation
3341-3-82Ohio Public Policy on Student Religious Accommodations
3341-3-83International Travel by Faculty and Staff
3341-3-84HIPAA Hybrid Entity Designation of Health Care Components and Administrative Responsibilities

3341-4 – Policies are now incorporated into Human Resources

Human Resources

Finance and Administration

Policy NumberName of Policy
3341-6-1Accident Reporting
3341-6-3Use of Amplified Sound on University Premises
3341-6-4Athletic/Bowl Game Travel and Entertainment Related
3341-6-5Authorization and Award of Capital Construction Projects
3341-6-6BGSU E-Mail Account
3341-6-7BGSU Information Technology
3341-6-8Business Entertainment Expense
3341-6-9Campus ID Card
3341-6-10Cancellation of Student Class Schedule (De-Registration)
3341-6-11Cash Advance
3341-6-12Cash Collection and Handling Policy
3341-6-13Cell Phone Reimbursement
3341-6-14Cellular Services
3341-6-16Commercialization of BGSU Products
3341-6-17Concealed Weapons
3341-6-18Data Use and Protection
3341-6-19Debt Policy
3341-6-20Electronic Signatures
3341-6-21Faculty and Staff Email
3341-6-22Financial Responsibility of Personal Property
3341-6-23Policy on Firearms, Deadly Weapons, and Dangerous
3341-6-24Reporting Fraud, Waste, or Abuse of University Resources
3341-6-25Garnishment of Wages
3341-6-26Holds on Student Delinquent Accounts
3341-6-27Institutional Memberships
3341-6-29ITS Computer Lab Utilization
3341-6-31Key Issuance
3341-6-33My VPN
3341-6-34Policy Regarding Parking Regulations
3341-6-36“Persona Non Grata” Status for Campus Visitors
3341-6-38Purchasing, Sales, and Disposal of University Property and Asset Control
3341-6-39Sensitive Data Privacy
3341-6-40Bicycles, Skateboards, and other Personal Conveyance Vehicles
3341-6-41Social Networking Media Policy
3341-6-42Reservations for Use of Campus Grounds
3341-6-43Student Email
3341-6-44Tax Exemption Certificates
3341-6-45Time Reporting
3341-6-46University Food Service Policy
3341-6-47University Travel Expense
3341-6-48University Vehicle Use
3341-6-49BGSU Web Privacy Policy
3341-6-50Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones and Model Aircraft)
3341-6-51Individual Membership Payment Policy
3341-6-52Acceptable Use of Foundation Funds
3341-6-53Information System & Database Decommissioning Policy
3341-6-54Programs and Activities with Minor Participants
3341-6-55Click-Through Contracts for Software
3341-6-56Theft Prevention Policy (Red Flag Rules)
3341-6-57Web Accessibility
3341-6-58Relocation Expense
3341-6-59Foreign Gifts and Contracts Reporting
3341-6-60Animals on Campus

Research and Economic Development


Development and Advancement Policies

Policy NumberName of Policy
3341-9-1Foundation Charity and Scholarship Donations
3341-9-3University Libraries Gift

Marketing and Brand Strategy Policies

Updated: 05/10/2024 08:48AM