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The Wichita State University Policies and Procedures Manual was adopted to bring WSU policies and procedures together in one manual, and was initially compiled from the following sources:

The manual was first adopted July 1, 1997, and reaffirmed July 1, 2014. Policy manual sections lacking an effective date were in effect previous to when the manual was first adopted. Additions or revisions to the manual must be proposed by an Initiating Authority and approved by the President as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual - Policy

The manual is the official compendium for all university policies and is regulated by Andy Schlapp, Executive Director of Government Relations. Chris Cavanaugh, Director of Internal Audit, maintains the manual. If you would like to be notified of additions and revisions to the manual, send an email to Chris Cavanaugh requesting to be added to the email notification list.

Recent Additions and Revisions

2.17 / Student Academic Integrity
Revision Date: July 16, 2018
3.06 / Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy for 
Employees and Visitors

Revision Date: July 16, 2018
8.04 / Graduate Assistantships
Revision Date: July 16, 2018
11.07 /  Cereal Malt Beverages and Alcoholic Liquor
Revision Date: July 16, 2018
20.17 / Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Revision Date: July 16, 2018
20.21/ Emergency Response and Evacuation 
Revision Date: July 16, 2018
3.42 / Tuition Assistance Program for Employees
Revision Date: August 1, 2018
To focus assistance on degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate programs and allow more flexibility in how students utilize the assistance by removing the limit of two courses per semester.
Recommended by Human Resources in partnership with USS Senate, UP Senate, and Provost's Office.

3.43 / Tuition Assistance Program for Spouses and Dependent Children
Revision Date: August 1, 2018
To focus assistance on degree-seeking first undergraduate students and allow assistance to a larger group of spouses and dependents.
Recommended by Human Resources in partnership with USS Senate, UP Senate, and Provost's Office.

3.10 / Moving Expenses
Revision Date: June 11, 2018
To conform with State of Kansas Department of Administration directive for processing reimbursement of qualified moving expenses through payroll accounts.
Recommended by Office of Financial Operations and Business Technology.

3.02 / Notice of Nondiscrimination
Revision Date: May 21, 2018
To update in response to a civil rights compliance policy review.
Recommended by Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.

3.19 / Prohibition of Retaliation
Revision Date: May 21, 2018
To update in response to a civil rights compliance policy review.
Recommended by Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.

3.47 / Discrimination Review Procedures for Students, Employees and Visitors
Revision Date: May 21, 2018
To update in response to a civil rights compliance policy review.
Recommended by Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.

8.16 / Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy for Students
Revision Date: May 21, 2018
To update in response to a civil rights compliance policy review.
Recommended by Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.

8.21 / Accommodations for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Effective Date: May 21, 2018
To comply with Title IX requirements.
Recommended by Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.

9.26 / Responsible Conduct of Research Training
Effective Date: May 21, 2018
To meet legal requirement that recipients of federal funding be trained in responsible and ethical conduct.
Recommended by multiple offices that participated in its development: Office of Research Compliance, Graduate School, Research Office and General Counsel's Office.

11.03 / Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)
Effective Date: May 21, 2018
To establish minimum requirements for the safe operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and aids in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration requirements, state laws, local ordinances and University policies and procedures.
Recommended by multiple offices that participated in its development: Office of Research Compliance, NIAR, Media Resources Center, Aerospace Engineering, University Police Department and General Counsel's Office.

Prior Year Additions and Revisions

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
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