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Policy Library

Guiding and enabling our campus community to uphold our values and expectations.

SUNY Plattsburgh has a long tradition of policymaking. There are hundreds of academic, administrative and unit policies establishing expectations for our community. In a world of ever-increasing scrutiny and demands for accountability, effective policies are more critical than ever.


Academic policies and administrative policies are located in the following repositories, respectively. Learn more about policies below.

Academic Policies

Campus Handbook


The following departments have campus procedures available. Learn more about procedures below.

Budget and Financial Reporting

Property Control

Policy & Procedure Basics

Learn more about the three types of policies established at our campus.


  • What is a policy?

    A policy is formally documented statement of principles and expectations used to direct decisions and guide behavior on a specific topic or area. Policies:

    • Support compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations;
    • promote operational efficiency and consistency;
    • reduce organizational risk; and
    • enhance SUNY Plattsburgh’s mission, vision and values.

    Policies must be consistent with applicable laws, rules, and regulations and be officially approve through the appropriate policy review process.

Policy Development Process

Administrative Policies

Writing Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

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