Policy Library

100 Establishment of University Policy Library

Authority: Approved by the Board of Trustees
Last updated on: February 21, 2020

100.1 University Handbook History

The first Indiana State University Handbook was published in 1961 and has continued to be published in print or online form since its initial publication. The University Handbook has traditionally described the history, administrative organization, policies and procedures that govern the University, including but not limited to the bylaws of the Board of Trustees, the constitution and bylaws of the University Faculty Senate, the bylaws of the Staff Council, the constitution and bylaws of the Student Government Association, operational policies of major University Divisions, and all other University policies the Board determines appropriate.

100.2 University Policy Library

The University Policy Library is hereby established as the successor to the Indiana State University Handbook. The University Policy Library shall retain all policies previously approved by the Board of Trustees, subject to modification from time to time. The President or the President's designee shall be responsible for the regular review of policies.  

100.3 Policies Subject to Change at Sole Discretion of Trustees

The policies contained in the University Policy Library are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Indiana State Board of Trustees. The University Policy Library, as successor to the University Handbook, supersedes all prior handbooks or written policies of Indiana State University that are inconsistent with its current provisions. The Office of the General Counsel is authorized to make minor and inconsequential changes to the policies in the Policy Library, such as grammatical changes, renumbering, or change in the office or position titles. Prior to the modification, the General Counsel or the Policy Administrator will notify the Chairpersons of the Faculty Senate, Staff Council, and Student Government Association that the proposed modification will be made. With respect to Policy changes in Policy 145 Constitution of the Faculty Senate, Policy 146 Bylaws of the Faculty Senate, and all policies in Section 300 Faculty Handbook, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee will have the opportunity to certify the modification under the procedure in Policy 145 Constitution of Faculty Senate, Section 

100.4 University Policies Do Not Create a Contract

The University Policy Library does not create a contract of employment between ISU and its employees. Generally, the employment relationship between ISU and an employee is at-will and either the employee or ISU may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause, unless a specific provision in the Handbook provides otherwise. The University Policy Library establishes that certain provisions related to tenured and tenure-track faculty are exceptions to the at-will relationship. No supervisor, manager, or representative of ISU other than the Indiana State University Board of Trustees has the authority to approve any agreement regarding the terms of employment that changes the employment relationship or deviates from the provisions in this Handbook, except to the extent authority has been delegated.

Related Information

Policy Administrator:
Office of the General Counsel
Policy Contact:
Office of the General Counsel
Parsons Hall 223
(812) 237-4141
Office of the General Counsel
Procedures and Standards:
Related Policies and Information:
120  Authority of ISU Board of Trustees
Resolution of the Board of Trustees Establishing Policy Library
Policy History:
Approved by the Board of Trustees on December 14, 2018. On February 21, 2020, the Board of Trustees approved the modifications to 100.3 which authorizes the Office of the General Counsel to make minor and inconsequential changes to the policies in the Policy Library.