Policies

The following policies, statements and agreements create the framework in which the University operates. Policies set out expectations and guidelines for behaviour and action in specific areas. For additional information about any policy, or to request an accessible format of these documents please contact us at governing.council@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-6576.

University of Toronto Act, 1971

The University of Toronto is governed by the University of Toronto Act, 1971. The Act defines the composition of the Governing Council and its Executive Committee, and describes the powers of the Council.

By-Law Number 2

By-Law Number 2 was created by the Governing Council and describes the duties of the Officers of the Governing Council, the structure of the Council and the procedures under which the Governing Council conducts its business, in accordance with the Act.

Statement of Institutional Purpose

The Statement of Institutional Purpose provides the over-arching policy framework within which the University operates. It includes the University’s mission, purpose, and objectives in the areas of research and teaching, undergraduate and graduate education, and life-long learning.

Governance Principles

The Report of the Task Force on Governance, approved by the Governing Council on October 28, 2010, included three fundamental recommendations that form the basis for the Governing Council's governance practices and for examining how continuous improvements can be made. They are the Principles of Good Governance, the Mandate of Governance and Expectations and Attributes of Governors and Key Principles of Ethical Conduct.


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Academic Administrators, Policy on Appointment of [October 30, 2003] - [View PDF Version]

Academic Appeals within Divisions, Policy on [December 12, 2005] - [View PDF Version]

Academic Appointments, Policy and Procedures on [June 26, 2015] - [View PDF Version]

Academic Continuity, University of Toronto Policy on [January 26, 2012] - [View PDF Version]

Academic Offices, Policy on Assignment and Usage of [February 14, 2002] - [View PDF Version]

Academic Programs and Units, Policy for Approval and Review of [June 24, 2010] - [View PDF Version]

Academic Records, Guidelines Concerning Access to Official Student Academic Records [Rec'd by AP&P May 13, 2008] - [View PDF Version]

Academic Records, Statement Concerning Changes of Student Personal Information in Official [April 16, 2009] - [View PDF Version]

Academic Restructuring, Policy and Procedures for Faculty and Librarians on [February 26, 2015] - [View PDF Version]

Academic Sanctions for Students who have Outstanding University Obligations, Policy on [January 7, 1993] - [View PDF Version]

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy at the University of Toronto, Statement Regarding [November 2, 2006] - [View PDF Version]

Admission to the U of T, Policies and Principles for [June 27, 1991] - [View PDF Version]

Admissions – Definition of an Ontario Resident [May 17, 1979] - [View PDF Version]

AIDS, Policy with respect to AIDS for the U of T [March 9, 1989] - [View PDF Version]

Alcohol Policy [June 26, 2003] - [View PDF Version]

Appointment of Non-Governing Council Members (Co-opted Members) of Boards and Committees [May 31, 2004] - [View PDF Version]

Appointments and Remuneration, Policy on [May 30, 2007] - [View PDF Version]

Art Centre, Terms of Reference for the University of Toronto [June 21, 2007] - [View PDF Version]

Art Collection Policy, University of Toronto [February 8, 2010] - [View PDF Version]

Asbestos Management Policy [June 23, 2011] - [View PDF Version]

Assets, Policy on the Disposal of Fixed, And Allocations of Proceeds of Disposition (including Regulations) [June 25, 1991] - [View PDF Version]

Assets, Policy on the Use of Fixed, Away from University Premises (including Regulations) [June 25, 1991] - [View PDF Version]

Association, Admission and Registration [June 7, 1979] - [View PDF Version]

Athletic Facilities, Policy for Safety in [December 21, 1989] - [View PDF Version]

Auditing of Courses, Policy on [October 20, 1994] - [View PDF Version]

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Banking And Borrowing Resolution [January 17, 2013] - [View PDF Version]

Budget Change Policy for the Operating Fund [March 7, 1994] - [View PDF Version]

Bulletin Terms of Reference [February 3, 1988] - [View PDF Version]

By-law Number 2, The Governing Council of the University of Toronto [December 15, 2011] - [View PDF Version]

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Campus Groups, Policy on Recognition of [May 25, 1993] - [View PDF Version]

Capital Planning and Capital Projects, Policy on [June 28, 2017] - [View PDF Version]

Capital Renewal Fund Policy [February 1, 1996] - [View PDF Version]

Career Centre, Policy [March 24, 1987] - [View PDF Version]

Ceremonials, Policy on Non-Degree [April 21, 1983] - [View PDF Version]

Certificates (For Credit and Not-For-Credit), Policy on [February 25, 2016] - [View PDF Version]

Child Care Programs, Policy on [June 26, 2003] - [View PDF Version]

Clinical Faculty, Policy for [December 16, 2004] - [View PDF Version]

Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters [July 1, 2019] - [View PDF Version]

Code of Student Conduct [February 14, 2002] - [View PDF Version]

Collections Policy [April 10, 2008] - [View PDF Version]

Confidentials, Policies for [March 5, 2012] - [View PDF Version]

Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment, Statement on [February 1, 2007] - [View PDF Version]

Conflict of Interest, Policy on - Academic Staff [June 22, 1994] - [View PDF Version]

Conflict of Interest, Policy on - Librarians [March. 9, 1995] - [View PDF Version]

Continuing Education, Statement of Policy on [November 15, 1988] - [View PDF Version]

Continuing Studies, School of, Statement of Institutional Objectives [November 15, 1998] - [View PDF Version]

Contracts and Documents, Policy on Approval and Execution of [April 24, 2004] - [View PDF Version]

Convocation, Policy on Presiding Officers for [May 23, 2013] - [View PDF Version]

Copyright Policy [February 15, 2018] - [View PDF Version]

Correspondence with Students, Policy on Official [September 1, 2006] - [View PDF Version]

Counselling and Learning Skills Service Policy [December 9, 1987] - [View PDF Version]

Crisis and Routine Emergency Preparedness and Response, Policy on [June 27, 2018] - [View PDF Version]

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Debt Strategy [December 13, 2012] - [View PDF Version]

Diplomas, Policy on the Replacement and Reissuance of [December 12, 1985] - [View PDF Version]

Disabilities, Statement of Commitment Regarding Persons with [November 1, 2004] - [View PDF Version]

Discipline Appeals Board: Terms of Reference [July 1, 2019] - [View PDF Version]

Discipline, General Principles Regarding Discipline in University Residences [April 18, 1985] - [View PDF Version]

Disruption of Meetings, Policy on the (formerly Policy on the Protection of Freedom of Speech) [January 28, 1992] - [View PDF Version]

Divisional Submissions, Guidelines for [February 10, 2005] - [View PDF Version]

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Elections Guidelines 2019 [effective January 1, 2019] - [View PDF Version]

Electors, College of, Constitution [June 27, 2017] - [View PDF Version]

Emeritus/Emerita Status, Policy on [April 8, 2016] - [View PDF Version]

Employment Equity Policy [March 28, 1991] - [View PDF Version]

Endowed and Limited Term Chairs, Professorships, Distinguished Scholars and Program Initiatives, Policy on [June 24, 2010] - [View PDF Version]

Endowment Funds, Policy for the Preservation of Capital of [November 20, 2001] - [View PDF Version]

English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Instructors at the School of Continuing Studies, Policies for[April 8, 2002] - [View PDF Version]

Environmental Protection Policy [April 26, 2010] - [View PDF Version]

Equity, Diversity and Excellence, Statement on [December 14, 2006] - [View PDF Version]

Expectations and Attributes of Governors and Key Principles of Ethical Conduct - [View PDF Version]

External Auditor for Non-Audit Services, Policy on Use of the [November 4, 2013] - [View PDF Version]

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Faculty Association, Memorandum of Agreement, Governing Council and the University of Toronto Faculty Association (amended July 1, 2016) - [View PDF Version]

Federated Colleges,Statement on the Roles of the Constituent and [July 1, 2008] - [View PDF Version]

Federated Universities -- Federation Framework Agreement [July 1, 2008] - [View PDF Version]

Fees - Ancillary Fees, Policy on [updated April 17, 1995] - [View PDF Version]

Fees - Compulsory Non-Academic Incidental Fees, Policy for [September 23, 2003] - [View PDF Version]

Fees - Protocol on the Increase or Introduction of Compulsory Non-tuition Related Fees [October 24, 1996] - [View PDF Version]

Fees - Tuition Fee Policy [April 30, 1998] - [View PDF Version]

Fees - Tuition Refund Policy [November 2, 1995] - [View PDF Version]

Firearms, Statement on Bearing of [March 31, 1994] - [View PDF Version]

Freedom of Speech, Statement on Protection of - [May 28, 1992] - [View PDF Version]

Fundraising Strategy, Policy on [March 1, 2004] - [View PDF Version]

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Governing Council, Procedures for Non-members to Address [June 27, 2013] - [View PDF Version]

Grading Practices Policy, University Assessment and [January 26, 2012] - [View PDF Version]

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Harassment, Statement on Prohibited Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment [March 31, 1994] - [View PDF Version]

Health and Safety Policy [January 23, 2017] - [View PDF Version]

Health Service Policy [November 9, 1993] - [View PDF Version]

Housing Service Policy [February 3, 1987] - [View PDF Version]

Housing, Policy on Student [June 29, 2006] - [View PDF Version]

Human Rights Review of International Projects, Agreements and Other International Activity, Procedures for [June 3, 1993] - [View PDF Version]

Human Rights, Statement on [July 12, 2012] - [View PDF Version]

Human Subjects, Policy on Research Involving [June 29, 2000] - [View PDF Version]

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Information Security and Protection of Digital Assets, Policy on [February 25, 2016] - [View PDF Version]

Information Technology, Policy on [February 1, 2007] - [View PDF Version]

Institutional Purpose, Statement of [October 15, 1992] - [View PDF Version]

Interdisciplinary Education and Research Planning, Policy on [February 1, 2007] - [View PDF Version]

Internal Audit Policy [May 29, 2006] - [View PDF Version]

International Co-operation Policy [June 17, 1982] - [View PDF Version]

International Student Centre, Policy Statement [May 20, 1982] - [View PDF Version]

International Students, Statement of Commitment Regarding (Replacing the Policy on Foreign Students) [March 30, 2005] - [View PDF Version]

Inventions Policy [October 30, 2013] - [View PDF Version]

Investment Policy, University Funds [June 15, 2017] - [View PDF Version]

Investment, Delegation of Authority to the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation (UTAM) - [View PDF Version]

Investment: Pension Fund Master Trust: Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures [May 30, 2018] - [View PDF Version]

Investment: Policy on Social and Political Issues with Respect to University Divestment [March 4, 2008] - [View PDF Version]

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Librarians, Policies for [July 1, 1991] - [View PDF Version]

Librarians, Policy on Part-time [May 17, 1979] - [View PDF Version]

Library System, Advisory Committee on the University of Toronto [October 27, 1997] - [View PDF Version]

Long-Term Capital Appreciation Pool Policy [November, 2000] - [View PDF Version]

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Magazine, University of Toronto [May 5, 2003] - [View PDF Version]

Mandate of Governance - [View PDF Version]

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Name, Policy on the Use of the University of Toronto [October 17, 1991] - [View PDF Version]

Naming, Policy on [October 24, 1996] - [View PDF Version]

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OISE and U of T, Proposal for Integrating OISE and FEUT within the University of Toronto [December 16, 1994] - [View PDF Version]

Ombudsperson, Terms of Reference for the Office of the [January 21, 2010 ] - [View PDF Version]

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Part-time Academic Staff, Policy and Procedures on Employment Conditions of [March 7, 1994] - [View PDF Version]

Police Policy, University of Toronto [April 5, 2002] - [View PDF Version]

Political Candidacy for Academic Staff [October 28, 1971] - [View PDF Version]

Post-Doctoral Fellows, Administrative Procedures for Engagement of Approved by the Provost's Office [October 2007] - [View PDF Version]

Post-Doctoral Fellows, Policies for [June 27, 2002] - [View PDF Version]

Posthumous Award of Degrees [September 9, 1976] - [View PDF Version]

President, Policy respecting the Appointment of [February 4, 1999] - [View PDF Version]

Principles of Good Governance - [View PDF Version]

Private Funds, Setting Priorities for Raising [April 17, 1995] - [View PDF Version]

Procurement Policy [April 4, 2011] - [View PDF Version]

Professional Practice Behaviour for all Health Professional Students, Standards of [June 16, 2008] - [View PDF Version]

Professionals and Managerial Staff, Policies for [March 5, 2012] - [View PDF Version]

Promotion in the Teaching Stream, Policy and Procedures Governing [December 16, 2016] - [View PDF Version]

Promotions, Policy and Procedures Governing [April 20, 1980] - [View PDF Version]

Publication Policy [May 30, 2007] - [View PDF Version]

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Religious Observances, Policy on Scheduling of Classes and Examinations and Other Accommodations for [June 29, 2005] - [View PDF Version]

Research Administration Policy [October 30, 2013] - [View PDF Version]

Research Partnerships, Statement on [February 1, 2007] - [View PDF Version]

Research, Policy on Ethical Conduct in [March 28, 1991] - [View PDF Version]

Retired Faculty and Librarians, Statement of Commitment to [June 29, 2005] - [View PDF Version]

Room Allocation, Guidelines for Central [October 15, 1981] - [View PDF Version]

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Safety, Framework on Off-Campus [April 7, 2011] - [View PDF Version]

Scholarship Program for Dependents of Faculty Members and Librarians [March 7, 1994] - [View PDF Version]

Senior Research Associates and Research Associates (Limited Term), Policy for [March 5, 2012] - [View PDF Version]

Sexual Harassment: Policy and Procedures [November 25, 1997] - [View PDF Version]

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, Policy on [December 15, 2016] - [View PDF Version]

Smoke-Free Policy [effective January 1, 2019] - [View PDF Version]

Space at the University of Toronto, Policy on the Temporary Use of [October 28, 2010] - [View PDF Version]

Space Policy - Permanent Accommodation [April 27, 1993] - [View PDF Version]

Statement of Institutional Purpose - [View PDF Version]

Student Awards Established in the University of Toronto, Policy on [April 21, 1998] - [View PDF Version]

Student Evaluation of Teaching in Courses, Policy on the [May 19, 2011] - [View PDF Version]

Student Financial Support Policy [April 30, 1998] - [View PDF Version]

Student Organizations, Policy on Open, Accessible and Democratic Autonomous [July 1, 2016] - [View PDF Version]

Student Services, Policy with Regard to Cutbacks in Support for Campus and [April 1, 1986] - [View PDF Version]

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Teaching in Promotion and Tenure Decisions, Provostial Guidelines for Developing Written Assessments of Effectiveness of [May 14, 2003] - [View PDF Version]

Toronto School of Theology, Memorandum of Agreement [July 1, 2014] - [View PDF Version]

Trademark Licensing Policy [May 11, 2000] - [View PDF Version]

Training and Career Development Policy [October 10, 1995] - [View PDF Version]

Transcript Policy, University of Toronto [January 26, 2012] - [View PDF Version]

Transfer of Course Credits [October 20, 1994] - [View PDF Version]

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U of T Act [December 15, 1978] - [View PDF Version]

University Ambassadors, Guidelines on the Role and Appointment of [May 23, 2013] - [View PDF Version]

University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy [June 27, 2018] - [View PDF Version]

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Workplace Harassment, Policy with Respect to [October 26, 2017] - [View PDF Version]

Workplace Violence, Policy with Respect to [October 26, 2017] - [View PDF Version]