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Overview

Official University Policies support the integrity and fulfillment of Drexel University’s mission, values, operations and reputation by setting expectations and clarifying best practices for the University community, managing institutional risk, and promoting compliance with laws and regulations at the local, state and federal level. Drexel is currently undertaking a project to overhaul and streamline the policymaking process to better promote shared governance, standardization, transparency, and diversity, equity and inclusion. This website provides updates on that project, as well as resources and guidance for developing Official University Policies.

IMPORTANT: If you are in the process of revising an existing Policy or developing a new Policy, please refer to the updates below and the steps outlined on the Policy Compliance Interim Process page.

Policy Process Implementation Updates

Updated November 2022

Drexel’s Policy Directory Has a New Look and New Home

The Office of Compliance, Privacy and Internal Audit has revamped Drexel’s online Policy Directory for a new and improved user experience that aligns better with the Policy Compliance Process. The directory also has a new home on the Office of Compliance, Privacy, and Internal Audit’s website. The old web address, drexel.edu/policies, takes you to the new directory.

Please note that this redesign represents the first phase in overhauling the Policy Directory. The next phase entails uploading all Official University Policies to the University’s new policy management software, PolicyTech. New links for each policy will be generated and used to populate the directory, and this process will be implemented unit by unit to ensure a smooth transition.

Starting in the new year, the Policy Compliance Process will become more efficient with the implementation of a new electronic review system via PolicyTech. Representatives from each Sponsoring Unit will be invited to attend trainings so they can gain access to the system and begin using it.

And also coming soon in the new year, a Public Comment process where members of the University community are invited to review and comment on pending Official University Policies will be available. A Public Comment Period webpage has been created, and when the first policies are ready for comment, the page will be populated with links to view the policies and provide feedback via Qualtrics.

If you have questions regarding the Policy Compliance Process, please contact the director of policy compliance at policy@drexel.edu.

Policy Compliance Program

The Director of Policy Compliance within the Office of Compliance, Privacy and Internal Audit oversees the implementation of DU-01, Official University Policies, and provides centralized management of the policy development process, working in partnership with the Office of the General Counsel, key stakeholders, the

Policy Council, and the various academic and administrative units that are responsible for drafting and implementing Official University Policies.

Drexel’s Policy Compliance Program seeks to:

  • Steward the management, oversight, publication and communication of Official University Policies to all Drexel students, faculty and professional staff, in accordance with DU-01;
  • Arrange and monitor the policy review schedule, and ensure all policy reviews include a diversity, equity and inclusion lens;
  • Support the work of the Policy Council;
  • Maintain a central database of current and past versions of Official University Policies;
  • Increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness by ensuring the transparency, timeliness, consistency, accessibility and relevancy of Official University Policies;
  • Receive and answer inquiries about Drexel’s policy process; and
  • Foster collaboration by engaging stakeholders across the University community.

In this section, you will find the following information about Drexel's Official University Policies:

Policy Directory

Policy Compliance Process

Policy Development Tools

Policy Council

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