New and Recently Updated Policies

What's new and important for you to know?

CONSIDERATION OF REMOVING NAMES FROM UNIVERSITY PROPERTY

Effective November 25, 2020, ISU has a new policy on the Consideration of Removing Names from University Property. This policy sets forth the principles by which Iowa State University will address requests for removal of names from university property.

COVID-19 POLICY COMPLIANCE

Student non-compliance with ISU COVID-19 policies should be reported to Sara Kellogg (294-1020 or skellogg@iastate.edu). Employee non-compliance should be reported to your supervisor for referral to University Human Resources.  

COVID-19 POLICY ON STUDENT SOCIAL GATHERINGS

Effective August 21, 2020, the COVID-19 Policy on Student Social Gatherings states that all on-campus and off-campus gatherings of students must comply with all health orders, including wearing appropriate face coverings and limiting the size of the gathering to ensure 6-foot physical distancing.


 

REVISED AND RENAMED

See these revised policies effective August 14, 2020, updated for compliance with new federal regulations:

Title IX Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking (formerly Sexual Misconduct...)

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (formerly Discrimination and Harassment)


 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

The revised Student Code of Conduct, effective August 1, 2020, includes reformatting, revisions, and additions to prohibited conduct for purposes of clarity and improved reporting processes, inclusion of current practices not previously shared in the Code, as well as appropriate referral to related university policies. Clarifications and revisions have also been made in the process and procedures to provide greater detail and to reduce procedural ambiguity. 


 

TRAVEL POLICIES REVISED

Four travel policies have been revised, effective August 1, 2020, to provide consistency in their application across the university. All travelers should be aware of these policies: 


 

TWO POLICIES RELATED TO CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION REVIEW PROJECT

With the implementation of the P&S Classification and Compensation Review, two related policies have been updated, effective July 1, 2020, to bring them into alignment with the new structure and to facilitate pay administration. These policies are--


 

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OF PARCELS

Due to federal rules effective June 29, 2020, ISU has a new policy governing the mailing of parcels to places outside the U.S. To help avoid customs delays, seizure of goods, or inadvertent violation of export or trade laws, the International Shipping of Parcels Policy requires submission of an international shipping form, as well as shipping through Postal and Parcel Services.


 

ACCEPTABLE USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

This update, effective February 17, 2020, clarifies section 4.5 Misuse of Electronic Communications of this policy.


 

CHALKING ON CAMPUS

Chalking on campus sidewalks is permitted subject to the specific restrictions detailed in this new policy, effective February 17, 2020. A campus map showing areas where chalking is prohibited can be found in the Resources section below the policy. 

In response to questions about the chalking policy, the university is providing the following information:
Facility Planning and Management crews clean areas of campus, including sidewalks, on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The schedule varies by location and also may be dictated by factors such as weather, availability of resources, the volume of pedestrian traffic, events, and campus safety. At no time is the sidewalk cleaning schedule based on the content of chalked messages or the viewpoint of individuals or groups chalking on university sidewalks. The public areas of campus are also available to campus community members for other types of expression including presentations, demonstrations, dialogues, forums, speeches, and protests.


 

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REGISTRATION

The new International Travel Registration policy defines types of ISU-sponsored international travel and requires centralized registration of international trips prior to departure. Central registration allows the university to coordinate resources to best support travelers, promote safety, and to comply with regulations.

 

Policies in Development

Submit Comments!

Please submit your comments and questions regarding draft policies to policy@iastate.edu or use the Feedback button above.

RESEARCH DATA (Draft Policy)

Please review and comment on the proposed Research Data Policy. The purpose of the Research Data Policy is to establish the rights and responsibilities of investigators and Iowa State University in the use, retention, maintenance and sharing of data generated as part of ISU’s research enterprise. Submit your comments and questions to policy@iastate.edu by December 31, 2020. Input from the ISU community is important in the policy process.