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Policy Numbering System

Each of Purdue’s system-wide policies is numbered according to the volume and chapter to which it belongs. Below is the numbering system that took effect November 2011. All new policies are issued under this system, and all policies numbered under the previous system have been converted (view a crossover grid of the policy conversion).

Executive memoranda retain their original numbers and are required to be converted to a policy when they are updated or revised in any way. A system-Wide standard has the letter S followed by a number to signify that it's a standard, not a policy.

Volume I: Academic and Research Affairs


  1. Education and Research
  2. Faculty Affairs
  3. Safety

Volume II: Business and Finance


  1. Accounting, Budget and Expenditures
  2. Gifts
  3. Payroll
  4. Tuition and Scholarships

Volume III: Ethics


  1. Conduct
  2. Conflicts
  3. Equal Opportunity

Volume IV: Facilities and Safety


  1. Safety
  2. Use of Facilities

Volume V: Governance


  1. Communications
  2. Governance
  3. Policies

Volume VI: Human Resources


  1. Benefits
  2. Classification
  3. Compensation
  4. Grievances/Dispute Resolution
  5. Leaves of Absence
  6. Terms and Conditions of Employment

Volume VII: Information Technology


  1. Acceptable Use
  2. Security
  3. World Wide Web

Volume VIII: Records


  1. Records