University Policies

A useful reference outlining the rules and regulations that govern the University.

电竞竞猜官网This page links to important Penn policies and compendia of policies in some areas that affect Penn faculty, staff, students and the community. For information about policies specific to  or one of Penn’s 12 Schools, consult the Website of the individual health system or school.

Policies for all Penn Employees

Principles of Responsible Conduct
电竞竞猜官网Penn’s underlying expectations for the conduct of all University and Health System activity.

Penn’s expectations for employee compliance to laws, policies and procedures.

Information about reporting suspected policy non-compliance and about policies prohibiting retaliation against report claimants.

Conflict of Interest
Extramural and institutional policies on what constitutes an employee’s improper benefit from his or her position of trust at Penn (for research-specific policies, see below).

Use of Penn Name
电竞竞猜官网Policies related to the sanctioned use of the University name in official, licensed, and private capacities.

EEO and Affirmative Action
电竞竞猜官网Penn’s Nondiscrimination Statement and the University’s policy on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Code of conduct, available resources, and procedures for resolving complaints of sexual harassment within the unit or at the University level.

Student and Academic Life

A collection of policies related to student life at Penn, including the Code of Academic Integrity and the Code of Student Conduct.

电竞竞猜官网A set of policies governing faculty life at Penn, including links to policies on frequently searched topics.

电竞竞猜官网University-wide policies for Ph.D. and research masters programs.

Research and Sponsored Programs

Human Subjects Research
The Penn Institutional Review Board’s Standard Operating Policies manual includes details about informed consent and HIPAA authorization, responsibilities of investigators, and more.

Animal Subjects Research
Resources include guidelines, policies and standard operating procedures dictated by Penn’s and .

Penn’s Policy on Conflicts of Interest Related to Research sets forth the framework for identifying, evaluating, and managing financial conflicts of interest related to University research activities.

Sponsored Research Policies
电竞竞猜官网Online resources include the Sponsored Projects Handbook; policies related to research, financial operations and sponsors; federal OMB Circulars; and more.

电竞竞猜官网Resources include Penn’s Policy for Postdoctoral Fellows and Penn’s Policy for the Appointment of Foreign Nationals Under the Postdoctoral Trainee Program.

Covers policies related to , , , , .

Research Misconduct
Comprehensive policies for faculty and for non-faculty电竞竞猜官网 members of Penn’s research community.

Penn’s Patent and Tangible Research Property Policy governs the intellectual property created by faculty, employees, students and guest scholars of the University.


电竞竞猜官网Resources include academic and financial policies, Heightened Risk Region Guidelines, and expectations for student participants and their study abroad experience.

Find instructions and forms on the full range of requirements for international students and scholars.

It is mandatory for all Penn students and all Penn faculty and staff traveling with Penn students on Penn-affiliated trips to register their international travel.


The source for all policies related to employment at Penn, including benefits, compensation, performance, recruitment, sick leave, termination, time off and more.

A reference guide for administrators with financial responsibilities at Penn. The manual delineates responsibility, authority and accountability in matters such as payroll, gifts, travel and more.

电竞竞猜官网Computing policies and guidelines for each user of the University's computing resources. Covers topics from mobile devices to networking and security.

Policies and materials to guide faculty, staff and students who work with personal information. Includes policies on FERPA, SSNs, CCTV and links to Penn’s Confidential Help and Reporting line.

电竞竞猜官网Information on design guidelines and standards for all facilities-related work; safety procedures and protocols; and policies associated with outdoor space, signage, and leasing.

Safety and Security
Penn policies on , , , and the use of CCTV cameras for safety and security purposes.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Penn policies, please contact Penn's Confidential Reporting and Helpline at 215-PComply (215-726-6759) or visit