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Policy Glossary

This glossary contains terms that are commonly used in system-wide policies and standards and supplements the Definitions section included within a given policy or standard. These terms, when used in a system-wide policy or standard, are capitalized throughout the document.

Board, Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of The Trustees of Purdue University.

CFO
The Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Purdue University. Formerly, the EVPT.

Chancellor
The Chancellor of each of Purdue’s Regional Campuses.

Domestic Partner
A faculty or staff member’s same-sex domestic partner who meets the eligibility requirements for same-sex domestic partner benefits under University policy.

EVPRP
The Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships of Purdue University. Formerly, the VPR.

EVPT
The Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer of Purdue University. Also see CFO.

Human Resources
The human resources department on each of the University’s campuses.

President
The President of Purdue University.

Provost
The Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of Purdue University.

Recognized Student Organization
Any group of University students that has been granted formal recognition by the Office of the Dean of Students in accordance with procedures set forth on the relevant campus.

Regional Campus
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central.

Regulations Governing Student Conduct
The rules and procedures that govern student conduct and disciplinary action as set forth by each campus. Links to each campus’s regulations are provided below.

University, Purdue and Purdue University
Any campus, unit, program, association or entity of Purdue University, including but not limited to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University Calumet, Purdue University North Central, Purdue University West Lafayette, Purdue Extension and Purdue University College of Technology Statewide.

University Police
The police department on each of the University’s campuses.

VPEC
The Vice President for Ethics and Compliance of Purdue University.

VPIT
The Vice President for Information Technology of Purdue University.

VPR
The Vice President for Research of Purdue University. See also, EVPRP.