Graduate Policy Scope, Adherence and Modifications
The policy development mission of the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) is to provide an authoritative, accessible and current repository for University and campus policies that impact the members of the University community across all graduate schools and programs. University policies have broad application throughout the University to help ensure coordinated compliance with applicable laws and regulations, promote operational efficiency, or reduce institutional risk. Individual schools and departments reserve the right to maintain policies particular to their units. However, unit-specific policies do not override university-wide policies. Policies duplicated on other websites or in print may not be the most current version. OGS recommends that graduate programs share content from the Graduate Policy Manual rather than creating their own pages with University policies. This will help ensure that everyone is referencing the most current versions of University policies.