Loyola University Chicago

University Policies

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Policy NameDescriptionCompliance DriverApplicabilityLast Review
Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy In compliance with the Drugfree Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), the University has drafted this Loyola University Chicago Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy (LUC AOD Policy), which includes references to other University policies concerning alcohol and other drugs and summarizes certain legal penalties under Federal and State law for the illegal possession or distribution of drugs and alcohol. The following information is critical and should be read carefully by all members of the University community. Drugfree Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), Faculty, Staff and Students 9/16/2013
Anti-Nepotism Policy The purpose of this policy is to avoid favoritism, the appearance of or potential for favoritism, and conflicts of interest and loyalty often associated with nepotism. Nepotism is inconsistent with the University’s longstanding policy of making employment decisions and other business decisions based solely on University needs and individual qualifications, skills, ability and performance Faculty and Staff 3/20/2014
Gift Acceptance Policy The purpose of this Gift Acceptance Policy is to provide guidelines relating to the acceptance and processing of all gifts to Loyola University Chicago. All members of the University community should be familiar with its content to ensure that all gifts to the University comply with this policy Board of Trustees Faculty and Staff 6/1/1999
Good Neighbor Policy This policy ensures Loyola enjoys a positive, mutually supportive relationship with its neighboring local residential and business communities in Rogers Park, Edgewater, Maywood, Woodstock, and abroad. To sustain those relationships into the future, The University requires Loyola students to conduct themselves as mature and responsible neighbors when off-campus. Students who cause a disturbance in the University’s neighboring communities by irresponsible or unreasonably noisy social hosting, disruptive or unruly behavior, damage to property, or other disruptive activities are in violation of this policy. Education/Awareness of the Policy Students 7/1/2013
Hiring Outside Counsel In order to ensure cost effective, high-quality and well-coordinated legal services, the decision to retain and to engage outside counsel or outside attorneys to represent or to provide legal services for any matters related to the University rests solely with the Office of the General Counsel. The Office of the General Counsel considers a number of factors when making a determination to engage outside counsel, including the availability and expertise of in-house legal counsel, cost, the subject matter of the representation, and conflicts. Faculty and Staff 6/3/2014
Patent Policy Describes conditions under which LUC owns inventions; outlines procedures for disclosing such inventions to the appropriate university official; specifies options for utilizing such inventions; and lays out a schema for the payment of net royalties to inventors. U.S. patent laws are codified in title 35 of the U.S. Code. Faculty, Staff and Students 5/20/2009
International Travel Policy Members of the Loyola community travel internationally under various arrangements. These include: study abroad programs; faculty, staff and student immersions. Given this situation, the University has developed this policy intended to clarify expectations when traveling. Faculty, Staff and Students 11/10/2009
Social Media Policy The purpose of this policy is to define and promote the use of social media aligned with all Loyola University Chicago policies and with the mission and values of the University. Faculty, Staff and Students 7/1/2014
Speaker Policy (Political Activity) The Speaker Policy at Loyola University Chicago addresses the university's need to ensure a balanced approach to the promotion of free expression. As an institution of higher education, Loyola seeks to foster the maximum exchange of ideas and opinions. In order to effectively do so while also ensuring safety, uninterrupted operations, and fidelity to the Catholic mission of the institution, certain guidelines apply when non-University speakers are invited to speak or present on campus. Potential disciplinary action Faculty, Staff and Students 1/11/2011
Wedding Ceremonies at Loyola Facilities This policy defines what weddings can take place on all Loyola University property and facilities. Faculty, Staff and Students 1/1/2014
Guidelines for Political Activities