Policies and procedures at an institution as complex as Tufts University are regularly under review and subject to revision.
Tufts University’s Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions of Use disclose the privacy practices for tufts.edu and other Tufts websites that refer to the statement. The University has also prepared several European Economic Area (EEA) Privacy Statements that provide information about how Tufts collects, uses and otherwise processes personal data and about rights provided under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Additional privacy statements have also been prepared by individual University departments and offices and are available from them.
Information Stewardship and Information Technology Policies
The Information Stewardship Policy outlines the actions all members of the Tufts community are expected to follow when working with university information. Supporting policies focus on using information systems, classifying and handling data, and roles and responsibilities for data. Additional policies establish requirements for using 2 Factor Authentication (2FA), email, the Tufts network and other IT resources, such as Tufts Box, cloud services, and passwords. The Information Security Program provides for the university’s compliance with the Massachusetts data privacy laws and regulations.
Communications policies, including domain name use, university branding, social media and web accessibility, provide guidelines for uniformity in messaging and visual identity across Tufts websites and social media channels.
Financial policies include those for all employees, such as the Business Conduct Policy, designed to serve as a guide to appropriate business behavior, as well as specialized policies for controllers, bursars, accounting, treasury and purchasing, which provide comprehensive guidelines to fulfill financial tasks in a uniform, secure manner.
Department of Public and Environmental Safety Policies
Public and Environmental Safety policies help to keep Tufts’ campuses a safe and healthy learning environment. Requirements for emergency notifications, conducting business with minors on campus, video security and weapons on campus are listed within the policies and enforced on all campuses.
Office of Equal Opportunity Policies
The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) administers policies, including discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, to ensure a safe and welcoming learning and working environment for all members of the Tufts community.
University Counsel Policies
University Counsel policies are used for broad spectrum of legal issues including operations, litigation, student issues, real property and construction, fundraising, environmental and other government regulations, intellectual property, employment, tenure, finance and investment, academic affiliation, trust administration, and general legal policy.
Student Grievance Policy
The Student Grievance Policy outlines the processes and procedures students can take to appeal decisions made by University administrators, faculty and staff, and by committees and student governing groups. Any questions regarding appeal procedures should be directed to the individual department or committee involved or to the Office of the Dean of Students of the applicable School.
Employee, Faculty and Student Handbooks
The Employee Handbook details the responsibilities of staff members and explains the university’s commitment to staff.
Each school’s Faculty Handbook details the responsibilities of faculty members and explains the university’s commitment to excellent faculty.
- Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering (Undergraduate and Graduate)
- The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
- School of Dental Medicine
- Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
- School of Medicine
Each school’s Student Handbook establishes standards of behavior for students and student organizations.