Policy Statements: LSU Overview

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General Information

Policy Statements (PSs) are created for the purpose of institutional governance by way of establishing standard procedures for the operation of the university.  More information can be found on the LSU University Policies website.

University Policies

Information Technology Policies

LSU Campus IT Policies:  

Includes detailed information on IT Policy UpdatesIT Policy StatementsPermanent MemorandaServer Justification and Disaster Recovery Plan RequirementsInCommon FederationLeadership Responsibility, and Authority for the Security of LSU's IT Infrastructure, & Position on Copyright Infringement.

View details on the  Information Technology Services Security & Policy Information.

State IT Policies and Laws:  

Includes detailed information on the State of Louisiana Office of Technology Services (OTS) Policies, Standards, and Bulletins & the Louisiana Database Breach Notification Law.

View details on the  State of Louisiana Office of Technology Services Policies.

Federal IT Policies and Laws:  

Includes detailed information on the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), & the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  

View details on the  US Federal Information Technology Policies & Laws.

Bylaws & Regulations:

Includes Bylaws of the LSU Board of Supervisors & Regulations of the Board of Supervisors.

View details on the  LSU System Bylaws & Regulations.

Permanent Memoranda:

Includes all Permanent Memoranda established by the Louisiana State University System.

View details on the LSU System Permanent Memoranda.

Other Policies:

View details on the LSU System's 'Other Policies'.

Who Can Write A Policy Statement?

This information is for BOTH  (a) the Revision to an Existing Policy Statement  AND  (b) the Proposal of New Policy Statements.   All new Policy Statement drafts and Policy Statement changes REQUIRE Chancellor Approval.

1. Make Updates to an Existing Policy Statement  OR  Create a Draft of a Proposed Policy Statement.

2. Forward the Draft Policy Statement, through your Local Departmental Administrative Manager, who will route to the Office of the Provost.  

** This will begin the process which will provide an Administrative Review by the Vice Chancellors.  (Reviews by others are also conducted, as needed.) **

3. Once the Drafted Policy Statement is Approved by the Vice Chancellors (with or without modification), it will either be reviewed by the University Legal Counsel  or submitted directly to the Chancellor for FINAL ACTION.  

Information to Include (Writing Guide)

  • A Statement as to the Purpose of the Policy.
  • Define unknown words (as needed) to ensure broad understanding of the Policy.
  • The Proposed Policy Statement.
  • The Source of the Policy.
    • For example, the Campus Interpretation of an LSU System Permanent Memorandum, policy based upon or required by Federal or State Law, a revision of an Existing Policy, etc.
  • The Implementation Plan, which answers the question How will the Proposed Policy Statement be Implemented?
    • This section will contain either:  (a) An Outline of Operating Procedures   OR   (b) A designation of the University Offices & Departments which are responsible for the Implementation of the Policy.

Training and Support

Contact the Office of the President  OR  the Office of the Provost  for questions about writing Policy Statements.

View ITS Contact Information.

University Disclaimer:
"University Policy Statements are established for the purpose of campus governance. Policy Statements serve to implement or interpret various laws, rules, regulations or policies and/or reflect the University's chosen method of managing its affairs. The University takes due care to assure that Policy Statements, when issued, are in compliance with then applicable controlling laws, rules, regulations and policies. However, it is recognized that changes in such laws, rules, regulations and policies may result in all of a portion of a Policy Statement becoming incorrect until necessary revision is made. Please be advised that, in such cases, those portions of Policy Statements that are contrary to or in conflict with any controlling law, rule, regulation or policy are invalid. To the extent that the remainder of a Policy Statement is unaffected by a change in controlling laws, rules, regulations or policies, that remaining portion of the Policy Statement will remain valid and in effect. Policy Statements do not form a part of any employee's contract or appointment with the University."
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