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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

There are no policies out for public comment at this time.

Most Recent New Policies Posted

May 1, 2020 - 
A new policy has been posted to the policy library. E1.04.2 Relationships Between University Employees and Students may be found in its respective category in the menu on the left.

November 21, 2019 - 
A new policy has been posted to the policy library. G1.13 University Ombuds may be found in its respective category in the menu on the left.

August 1, 2019 - 
A new policy has been posted to the policy library. G2.1.2 University Events Web Calendar may be found in its respective category in the menu on the left.

June 1, 2019 - 
A new policy has been posted to the policy library. G2.1.1 Acceptable Use of University Brand and Trademarked Property may be found in its respective category in the menu on the left.

Most Recently Revised Policies Posted

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.

December 4, 2020
E2.2 Hazard Communication Program has been thoroughly reviewed and revised.

November 4, 2020 - 
G2.1 Preferred First Name policy has been changed to Chosen First Name. The list of places where Chosen First Name may be used has been expanded.

November 1, 2020 - 
G1.8 Sexual Harassment has been thoroughly revised to conform to new guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Education effective August 14, 2020.

October 14, 2020 - 
E1.99.1 Employment Verification has been inactivated. This policy is now an internal HR procedure with form found on NEIUport.

August 14, 2020 - 
G1.8 formerly Sexual Misconduct policy has been renamed and enacted as interim policy G1.8 Sexual Harassment. This change is in response to the revisions to federal Title IX regulations by the Department of Education made effective August 14, 2020.

August 4, 2020 - 
I1.04.1 Group Studio was inactivated. Software is obsolete and no longer supported by the University.

May 1, 2020 - 
F1.99.3 Fraud Prevention and Detection and G2.02.6 Reporting and Filling Insurance Claims have been revised as part of their five-year review.

October 11, 2019 - 
E2.9 Management of Infectious Diseases has been inactivated and replaced by S1.4 Student Immunization and Screening.

August 1, 2019 - 
E4.1 Space Reservation and General Facilities Use policy.

June 1, 2019 - 
The G1.1 Formulation and Issuance of University Policies has been revised. 

March 1, 2019 - 
Administrative Memorandum Series document No. 34 (Work Study Program) was inactivated as it is superseded by federal student aid regulations.

F1.04.1 Time and Effort Reporting for Federal Grants Policy has been revised. The revisions are to the procedures section, paragraph four. The report distribution deadlines have been broadened.

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.