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1. Guiding Policies and Principles

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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, and organization charts for all major academic, research, and administrative offices.

  • This Guide Memo describes the governing organization of the University (reporting relationships are detailed in Chapter 9).
  • This policy briefly summarizes the roles of various faculty groups on issues that affect the academic policy of the University.
  • The Conflict of Interest policies detail the constraints, allowable activities, and associated guidelines related to university, state, and federal compliance, along with the permissible use of Stanford identity, trademarks, and documents.
  • These policies define Prohibited, Restricted and Confidential Information and explain how the University implements HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and regulates protected health information ("PHI") through the
  • These policies govern community and workplace responsibilities related to sexual harassment, consensual sexual relationships, and our commitment to adhere to non-discrimination, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action policies.
  • This policy describes the responsibilities of administrators, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers who work with, supervise, chaperone, or otherwise oversee Minors in these activities (“Program Staff”).