Since 1701 with the adoption by the Connecticut Legislature of the Charter “to erect a Collegiate School,” Yale University has been guided by the Charter, including subsequent amendments, the By-Laws of the Corporation first promulgated in 1795, and the Miscellaneous Regulations which codified a series of policies and procedures such as the Alumni Fellow election process, protection of the Yale name, and patent protection. The By-Laws and Miscellaneous Regulations may be amended from time to time upon vote of two-thirds of the Fellows. In addition, throughout Yale’s history the President has appointed committees to explore important topics, and the recommendations of those committees shaped and influenced Yale’s governance and administration. These historic documents and reference materials may be accessed at the links provided.
This site is intended to provide links to many University-wide policies grouped under commonly understood subject headings. The listing of links on this site provides access to many available policies but should not be relied upon as a comprehensive listing of all of the University’s policies. In each case, additional information about the existence or applicability of policies may be obtained from the Web sites of the schools and divisions of the University; links to the Web sites of all of the schools and certain divisions of the University are provided below. Please note that all policies remain subject to revision.
Nondiscrimination and sexual harassment
Business practices and information technology
Set forth below are links to the Web sites of the schools of the University. Please consult these Web sites for additional information about each school and updated policies and procedures.
Policies of select divisions
Set forth below are links to the Web sites of certain administrative divisions of the University that maintain their own policies and procedures or collect policies and procedures relevant to a particular administrative area.