Many offices at Haverford College publish policies and procedures that pertain to a wide audience, including community members, visitors to campus, or prospective students or employees.
The policies and procedures of the Academic Program reflect a curriculum designed to help its students develop the capacity to learn, to understand, to think critically, and to make sound and thoughtful judgments.
Accounting and Business, Budgeting, and Human Resources Policies
These policies and procedures have been established as the norm at Haverford. The are designed to safeguard the College’s financial and human endowment, and to promote accuracy, efficiency, equity, and consistency in these operations. Many of the policies for these functional areas are contained within the Accounting and Business Policies and Procedures Manual, although certain policies are still hosted on office-specific pages.
Human Resources policies include Employee Handbooks and the Non-Discrimination Policy.
Business Office policies include Contracting and Delegation of Authority, Purchasing Card, and Records Retention.
With Haverford's educational mission at our center, institutional effectiveness covers two broad areas of evaluation: 1) program assessment, at the institutional, curricular, and operational/administrative levels; and 2) performance review of the individuals who design, implement, and learn via those various "programs."
The Provost’s Office has articulated further information concerning the external review of an academic department.
College Communications works to develop and implement policies that shape our communications and relationships. Examples include: Social Media Best Practices and Policy; Haverford College Style Guide; and On-Campus Event Promotion Policies and Procedures.
Expressive Freedom and Responsibility
The College's policy on Expressive Freedom and Responsibility outlines student rights and responsibilities concerning academic freedom and dissent, and is informed by the Faculty Handbook and the American Association of University Professors' 1970 Statement on Freedom and Responsibility.
The Facility Use Policy establishes guidelines and priorities for reserving facilities at Haverford College, as well as policies governing use of all College spaces.
Instructional & Information Technology Services (IITS)
Haverford IITS collaborates with the community at large to develop and implement policies that shape our computing environment. Examples include: Account Access and Privacy, Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources; and Data Confidentiality Policy.
Library Policies identify who can use materials housed in the Haverford Libraries, and the circumstances under which they can borrow various material or access certain resources.
Since there is a plethora of policies and procedures concerning the student experience at Haverford, the Student’s Guide was created to centralize and make accessible important information. The Student’s Guide includes, among many other important documents: the Honor Code, the Alcohol Policy, the Business Venture Policy, the Smoking Policy, and the Posting Policy.
While perhaps best known for its application to program equity, such as in athletics, Title IX also applies to sexual harassment (including sexual assault), as it has been determined in subsequent legal cases and regulatory interpretations that sexual harassment can prevent students from participating fully and equitably in educational opportunities. Sexual harassment was in fact explicitly recognized as a form of discrimination for purposes of Title IX compliance in 1992.
The goals of Haverford College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy are to create a community free from sexual misconduct of all kinds, to provide avenues for those affected by sexual misconduct to obtain assistance and provide a prompt and equitable complaint and investigation procedure.