Policy
Welcome to CUNY's Policy Site. This website provides the University community and the larger public easy access to a searchable database of University policy and procedural documents. It also serves as an online archive of documents related to the public meetings of CUNY's Board of Trustees and the Committees of the Board. The individual document pages below provide direct access to full documents in PDF and/or HTML text format, tables of contents, and targeted searches.
The multi-document search is a good place to start if you are unsure which document contains the policy you are looking for. From here you can search multiple documents at a time, including all of the policy, procedural, and public meeting documents on the site. To search specific sections/sub-sections of an individual document use the individual document pages below.
The Bylaws are adopted/amended by the CUNY Board of Trustees. They are the highest source of policy created within the University and take precedence over all other internal University policy documents, including non-bylaw policies.
The Manual of General Policy was created to provide an easy to use reference manual for the policies that govern the University. It consolidates the non-bylaw policy action items adopted/amended by the CUNY Board of Trustees. In a small number of cases, materials from other sources have been incorporated into the Manual due to their importance. The Manual is not a legal authority; in all cases requiring a legal authority, the text of the Board of Trustees Minutes or other original document(s) should be consulted.
The Notices give the time, place, rules and procedures for the meetings of the Board of Trustees.
The Agendas and supporting documents of upcoming meetings are drafts and subject to revision at any time prior to a meeting. Personnel information such as resumes, legal matters, real estate and contract negotiations and other issues under review may not be included, and supplemental materials may be introduced at meetings, as appropriate.
The Summaries are brief records of the items considered and the actions taken at the meetings.
The Minutes are the official record of the proceedings of each meeting of the CUNY Board of Trustees, approved by the Board of Trustees at its next meeting.
The Notices give the time, place, rules and procedures for the committee meetings. The Agendas and supporting documents of upcoming meetings are drafts and subject to revision at any time prior to a meeting. Personnel information such as resumes, legal matters, real estate and contract negotiations and other issues under review may not be included, and supplemental materials may be introduced at meetings, as appropriate. The Summaries are brief records of the items considered and the actions taken at the meetings. The Minutes are the official record of the proceedings of the meetings, adopted by each committee at its next meeting.
The CUNY Records Retention and Disposition Schedule indicates the minimum length of time that college and University officials must retain records before the records may be disposed of legally. This Schedule is meant both to ensure that records are retained as long as required for administrative, legal, and fiscal purposes, and to encourage the systematic disposal of records that are no longer needed.