Sachs Administrative "beehive" building on the Main Campus

Northeastern Illinois University Policy Library

Northeastern Illinois University's Policy Library was created to allow the University community easy access to University policies, procedures, guidelines and forms. Policies contained in this library are developed and approved through the process established by G1.1 Formulation and Issuance of University Policies. Please be aware this site does not contain all University policy information. Individual departments throughout the University may also have internal policies specific to their office. Use the navigation menu on the left of this page to access University policies.

Policy History

In 1995, President Gordon H. Lamb established the Administrative Memorandum Series (AMS) as a means of documenting University policy, procedures and guidelines. In 2011, Northeastern adopted the Formulation and Issuance of University Policy that established a template to standardize University policy. Since then, each document in the AMS has been or will be reviewed and revised for consistency and cohesion to ensure that it is current and accurate. Please visit the Administrative Memorandum Series web page through the menu on the left to access those AMS documents which still serve as official University policy.

Policies for Review

As part of the policy development process, the University will post final draft policies to this web page for comments from the University community. The deadline to submit comments is 30 days from the final draft posted date. Please send an email with any questions or comments regarding University policy to The policy draft below is open for public comment from May 16, 2022 through close-of-business on June 14, 2022.

I1.02.5. Information Security - new policy

Most Recent New Policies Posted

January 10, 2022 - 
An interim policy has been posted to the policy library. I1.01.00 Multifactor Authentication may be found in its respective category in the menu on the left.

Most Recently Revised Policies Posted

April 25, 2022
G1.7 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination; G1.10 Affirmative Action; G1.11 Reasonable Accommodations for Employees and Applicants with Disabilities; G1.12 Reasonable Accommodation of Religious Observance for Students and Employees. All policies have been posted following their five-year comprehensive review and 30-day public comment period.

March 1, 2022
G2.1 Chosen First Name was recoded as G2.99.1. G2.1.1 Acceptable Use of University Brand and Trademarked Property was recoded as G2.99.2. G2.1.2 University Events Web Calendar was recoded as G2.99.3.

February 28, 2022
G2.02.5 Insurance for Use of University Facilities by Non-University Organizations was reclassified to F1 Finance. G2.02.6 Filing Insurance Claims was reclassified to F1 Finance.

January 18, 2022
G1.0 COVID-19 Return to Campus Interim Policy has been revised to reflect updated guidance from health authorities.

October 1, 2021
F1.06.1 University Credit Card Policy is obsolete and has been inactivated.

September 16, 2021
G1.0 COVID-19 Return to Work Interim Policy.

March 24, 2021
I1.03.2 Telecommunications has been revised to conform to audit recommendations.

E1.01.2 Employee Excellence Awards Program has been revised and replaces the interim version.

Policy Categories

To facilitate tracking and maintenance, each University policy is coded upon final approval to fall into the following categories that correspond with the menu on the left. Please use the menu on the left to access University policies. If you are unable to find the policy you are looking for, please send an email to

A1 Advancement

Policies related to alumni relations, development, public relations, and publications.

A2 Academics

Policies related to academic curriculum, faculty, library, research, and general academic functions.

E1 Employment/Hiring

Policies related to employee benefits, compensation, ethics, grievances, student employment, records, job postings, and civil service employment.

E2 Environment, Health, Safety, and Security

Policies related to University safety and emergency protocol.

E3 Enrollment Management

Policies related to registration, financial aid, recruitment, and admissions.

E4 Event Planning and Space Management

Policies related to University events and non-academic space management.

F1 Finance

Policies related to accounting, budget, disbursements, grant administration, payroll, purchasing, sponsored programs, and travel.

F2 Facilities Management

Policies related to facilities management.

G1 Governance

Policies related to business ethics, and risk management.

G2 General Administrative

Policies related to all other general administrative functions.

I1 Information Technology

Policies related to acceptable use, data security, electronic communications, NEIUport, world wide web, voice communications, and technical training.

S1 Student Affairs

Policies related to student activities, student services, campus life, and the student union.

S2 Student Financial Aid

Policies related to student financial aid.