Penn’s underlying expectations for the conduct of all University and Health System activity.
Penn’s expectations for employee compliance to laws, policies, and procedures.
Information about reporting suspected policy non-compliance and about policies prohibiting retaliation against report claimants.
Extramural and institutional policies on what constitutes an employees’ improper benefit from their position of trust at Penn (for research-specific policies, see below).
Policies related to the sanctioned use of the University name in official, licensed, and private capacities.
Penn’s Nondiscrimination Statement and the University’s policy on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
Code of conduct, available resources, and procedures for resolving complaints of sexual harassment within the unit or at the University level.
Student and Academic Life
A collection of policies related to student life at Penn, including the Code of Academic Integrity and the Code of Student Conduct.
A set of policies governing faculty life at Penn, including links to policies on frequently searched topics.
University-wide policies for Ph.D. and research master’s programs.
Research and Sponsored Programs
The Penn Institutional Review Board’s Standard Operating Policies manual includes details about informed consent and HIPAA authorization, responsibilities of investigators, and more.
Animal Subjects Research
Find information regarding the University’s Research-Related Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) Program.
Online resources include the Sponsored Projects Handbook; policies related to research, financial operations and sponsors; federal OMB Circulars; and more.
Resources include Penn’s Policy for Postdoctoral Fellows and Penn’s Policy for the Appointment of Foreign Nationals Under the Postdoctoral Trainee Program.
Penn’s Patent and Tangible Research Property Policy governs the intellectual property created by faculty, employees, students, and guest scholars of the University.
Resources include academic and financial policies and expectations for student participants and their study abroad experience.
Find instructions and forms on the full range of requirements for international students and scholars.
It is mandatory for all Penn students and all Penn faculty and staff traveling with Penn students on Penn-affiliated trips to register their international travel.
The source for all policies related to employment at Penn, including benefits, compensation, performance, recruitment, sick leave, termination, time off, and more.
A reference guide for administrators with financial responsibilities at Penn. The manual delineates responsibility, authority, and accountability in matters such as payroll, gifts, travel, and more.
Computing policies and guidelines for each user of the University’s computing resources. Covers topics from mobile devices to networking and security.
Policies and materials to guide faculty, staff, and students who work with personal information. Includes policies on FERPA, SSNs, CCTV, and links to Penn’s Confidential Help and Reporting line.
Information on design guidelines and standards for all facilities-related work; safety procedures and protocols; and policies associated with outdoor space, signage, and leasing.
Learn about the policies that govern the use of the University’s human resources and payroll platform.
Safety and Security
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Penn policies, please contact Penn’s Confidential Reporting and Helpline at 215-P-COMPLY (215-726-6759) or visit the 215-P-COMPLY website.