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Policies are organized into chapters based on similar content. Each chapter is named and described in the text below.


  • This chapter details the cornerstone policies of Stanford University and covers standards of conduct, conflict of interest, Stanford name and trademark use, privacy/HIPAA compliance, protection of minors, signature and financial approval authority
  • This chapter covers all policies related to employment, including the hiring process, compensation, benefit programs, workplace conduct, training, performance reviews, insurance, and protection of privacy.
  • This chapter covers policies and procedures on managing gifts to the university, including: Processing, acknowledging, and recording donations Departmental special collections Guidelines for naming facilities and land features Funding new programs
  • Purchasing policies in this chapter cover: Financing of purchases Requisition processing, including blanket purchase orders, equipment and real estate leases, purchasing and travel cards, and equipment loans to Stanford Unique transactions, such as
  • This chapter covers computing and networking policies and procedures relating to usage, security, identification, and Stanford domains.
  • This chapter covers health and safety policies pertaining to services, training, communication, and performance standards and discipline; and to medical examinations, workplace hazards, emergency/accident procedures, and incident reporting.
  • This chapter covers services used by members of the Stanford community, which include: Telecommunications, mail, mobile equipment, etc. Events and conferences Capital projects Vehicle acquisition, ownership, disposition and usage
  • This chapter includes organizational charts (org charts) for the President and Provost that show the officers who report directly to them. Click each position to link to that officer's website.
  • Stanford University conducts its global activities in various ways, including utilizing affiliated locally-domiciled entities ("affiliated entities"), each of which is responsible for its own business operations and hires its own employees and/or