OU Administrative Policies
and Procedures

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OU Administrative Policies and Procedures

Welcome to Oakland University's Administrative Policy and Procedures website. This site provides employees with a centralized source for the University's approved operating policies and procedures, as well as providing information on many of the services available on Oakland University's campus.

The Finance and Administration Division is responsible for maintaining this site, and encourages revisions and new material for inclusion.
Please review How to Submit Policy Additions/Revisions to understand the steps required to have a policy updated or added to the site. Use the Policy Template as the format for all policies, both new and revised.

If you require additional information, please contact the Senior Business Manager for Finance and Administration at extension 2444.

How to Use this Website

TO PRINT:  To print a policy, use the gold PRINT command in the top right corner of the policy.  You will be directed to a Google Document of most recent version of the policy, and will be able to print the full policy from there. 

SEARCH FOR A POLICY:  To search through the AP&P’s, check the list on the left-hand side of this page for the appropriate category.  After you click on a category title, a drop down list of related AP&P’s will appear; to open a specific policy, click on the policy title. 

SEARCH THE POLICY SITE: To find an AP&P by a specific term or topic, enter that term or topic into the SEARCH text box to the left.  All policies containing the word(s) entered in the text box will be listed on the web page. Click on the blue policy title to go to that policy page.

TO SEARCH THE CURRENT PAGE:  Choose Edit from the top left of the screen and select Find (or Ctrl + F).  Enter the word or phrase you are looking for into the Find command box at the top or bottom of the screen.

TO FIND LINKS TO OTHER SITES:  Each policy is conveniently formatted with links to supporting sites, as well as to related policies and procedures. Click on the words in GOLD to use the links.

What’s New?

Recently updated policies:

March 2021

OU AP&P #218 - Data Entry Standards for Ellucian Banner Users - minor revisions

OU AP&P #718 - Employment of High School Students and Minors - minor revisions

OU AP&P #770 - Temporary and Casual Employees - minor revisions

February 2021

OU AP&P #674 - Surveillance and Monitoring Technology - substantial revisions 

OU AP&P #840 - Preferred Name Policy - minor revisions

OU AP&P #850 - Network Infrastructure Policy - minor revisions

January 2021

OU AP&P #482 - University Closing - minor revisions

December 2020

OU AP&P #605 - Crisis Management Team  - minor revisions

September 2020

OU AP&P #676 - Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Drones - NEW Policy

OU AP&P #300 - Air Conditioning and Heating Policy - minor revisions

August 2020

OU AP&P #370 Use of Oakland University Facilities - minor revisions

OU AP&P #480 University Archives - minor revisions

OU AP&P #423 Flags at Half-Staff - minor revisions

OU AP&P #642 Parking Regulations and Road Closure Procedures - minor revisions

March 2020

OU AP&P #435 Games of Chance Procedures - Substantial revision.

OU AP&P #475 Smoke-Free Campus Policy - Substantial revision.

January 2020

OU AP&P #425 Broadcast Text Messaging Policy - Substantial revision.

December 2019

OU AP&P #420 Broadcast E-mail - Substantial revision.

Recently deleted policies:

September 2020
OU AP&P 706 - Termination/Leave of Absence/Layoff & Return

August 2020
OU AP&P 120 - Continuous Enrollment Policy for Doctoral Students
OU AP&P 1350 - Oakland Center

March 2020
OU AP&P 1172 - Student Financial Aid

December 2017
OU AP&P 206 - Cellular Phones

If you have questions about a specific policy, contact the responsible department noted at the top of that policy.  If you have questions about this site or the process to add or update a policy, contact Sarah Wood at
swood@oakland.edu  or (248) 370-2444.