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

The manual has an effective date of July 1, 1997, except as otherwise noted by effective and/or revision dates on individual policy statements.  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 document for all University policies and is regulated by Ted Ayres, Vice President and General Counsel.  Chris Cavanaugh, Director of Internal Audit, maintains the manual on the University web page.  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.  Visit "What's New" periodically for links to recent additions and revisions to the manual. 

Recent Additions and Revisions

8.06 / First-Year Students Residence Hall Living Requirements
Revision Date: April 15, 2014
To recognize Shocker Hall and to more closely describe actual practice(s). 

11.25 / Security Cameras and Video Technology
Effective Date: April 1, 2014
Initiating Authority: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Accountability: Vice President for Academic Affairs
To set forth University policy regarding the installation and use of security cameras and related video technology on University property.   

13.14 / Security of Credit Card Data
Revision Date: April 1, 2014
To improve the policy for purposes of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS). 

5.06 / Resolution of Internal Disputes for Faculty
Revision Date: March 15, 2014
To amend and update the policy at the request and suggestion of the Faculty Senate. 

11.24 / Architectural and Engineering Services
Effective Date: February 14, 2014
Initiating Authority: President
Accountability: Vice President for Administration and Finance
To set forth University policy regarding utilization of professional services for construction projects on the University campus.     

20.24 / Designating University Title IX Coordinators
Revision Date: January 24, 2014
To name Francisco Gonzalez as the University's Title IX Coordinator.  

3.12 / Security and Confidentiality of Student Records and Files
Revision Date: January 21, 2014
To provide clarification as to the required training of employees regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.  

17.03 / Check Cashing
Revision Date: January 21, 2014
To reflect current practices of the Wichita State University Union Corporation regarding the cashing of checks at the Rhatigan Student Center.   

17.01 / Textbook Policies
Revision Date: January 1, 2014
To add language addressing the sale of course packs. 

17.01 / Textbook Policies
Revision Date: November 5, 2013
To reflect current practices at the University Bookstore.

5.14 / Post-Tenure Review for Faculty
Effective Date: November 1, 2013
Initiating Authority:  Faculty Senate and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Accountability:  Vice President for Academic Affairs
To set forth University policy regarding a post-tenure review process for tenured faculty (as required by the Kansas Board of Regents). 

3.26 / Carrying Concealed Weapons by Employees
Revision Date: September 24, 2013
To make note of the 2013 amendment to the Personal and Family Protection Act.

11.19 / Prohibiting Weapons on University Property
Revision Date: September 24, 2013
To make note of the 2013 amendment to the Personal and Family Protection Act and the related resolution adopted by the Kansas Board of Regents.

1.03 / University Administration
Revision Date: August 19, 2013
To add the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer and to delineate the position's principal responsibilities.

14.01 / General Purchasing Policies
Revision Date: August 19, 2013
For general updating and to reflect current operations as recommended by the Director of Purchasing.

8.05 / Student Code of Conduct
Revision Date: July 17, 2013
To reflect the updating and rewriting of the University's Student Code of Conduct as recommended by the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life and University Relations.

11.16 / Labs, Offices and Other Specially Equipped Rooms
Revision Date: July 1, 2013
To update the policy for the University Reservations Office changing its name to University Event Services. 

11.18 / University Event Services
Revision Date: July 1, 2013
To update the policy for the University Reservations Office changing its name to University Event Services.  The office changed its name to more accurately reflect its role and to promote a better understanding of the services it offers.  

Prior Year Additions and Revisions

July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011