The University pursues its mission in a manner that advances its goals, protects the integrity of all it does and maintains the confidence of all members of the University community. Faculty, staff and students are expected to conduct themselves according to ethical and behavioural standards that promote an environment of respect, trust and inclusion, where academic excellence can flourish. The University’s policies and regulations, which support these standards, are found here.
All Governing Documents (policies and regulations) shall be developed following the Policy Framework. To learn more about the new University protocols in policy development and associated responsibilities, please click here.
The Secretariat posts, on this webpage, Policies and Regulations that have been approved by the University’s governing bodies (Board of Governors and/or Senate). The posting of other types of documents is subject to approval by the Secretariat and restricted to documents that have broad University impact. To submit a request, please fill out the following form.
Please note that Policies and Regulations are reviewed and modified on a regular basis. Approved changes are updated by the University Secretariat.
For other unit/faculty-level regulatory documents, please refer to the following websites:
- For procedures and guidelines relating to the recruiting, hiring, appointing, conditions of employment, salary, leaves and retirement of academic staff, please visit the Academic Personnel Office website.
- For financial policies and regulations, please visit the Financial Services website.
- For tuition information and policies, please visit the Students Accounts website.
- For building policies, please visit the Campus and Space Planning website.
- For staff pay, benefits, pensions and retirement, personnel policies and procedures (labour relations), please visit the Human Resources website.
- For Information Technology policies, directives and standards, please visit the Information Technology Services website.
- For information on student rights and responsibilities, please visit the Dean of Students website.
For any questions about this site, please contact the University Secretariat.
List of Policies/Regulations Approved by Governing Bodies (Board of Governors and/or Senate):
Animals, Policy on the Study and Care of
Appeals of Tenure Decisions, Regulations on ( French Version)
Archives - Terms of Reference
Board of Governors Rules of Order and Procedure
Born-Digital Record as the Official Record
Charter of Students' Rights ( French Version )
Code of Ethics and Conduct for Members of the Board of Governors of McGill University
Conduct of Research, Regulation on French Version)
Conflict of Interest, Regulation on( French Version)
Recognizing Conflicts ( French Version)
Conflict of Interest Reporting
Consulting and Similar Activities by Academic Staff, Regulation on (French Version)
Copyright, Policy on
Cyclical Academic Unit Reviews, Regulations on
Development and Review of Governing Documents, Policy for the
Governing Document Template
Governing Document Proposal Form
Electoral Procedures of the Board of Governors
E-Mail Communication with Students, Policy on ( French Version)
Employment Equity Policy
Employment of Academic Staff, Regulations Relating to the
Employment of Contract Academic Staff, Regulation Relating to the French Version)
Employment of Librarian Staff, Regulations Relating to the( French Version)
Employment of Tenure Track and Tenured Academic Staff, Regulations Relating to ( French Version)
End of Course Evaluation, Policy on Official
Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Participants, Policy on
e-Version as Official Record, Substitution of an
French at McGill University, Policy on the Use and Quality of ( French Version)
Gift Acceptance Policy and Guidelines
Gifts-in-Kind-Policy (Non-monetary donation)
Graduate Student Supervision, Regulations on
Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law, Policy on
Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law (website)
Hazing and Inappropriate Initiation Practices. Policy on ( French Version)
Honorary Degrees and Convocations Committee, Guidelines for the
Information Technology Resources, Policy on the Responsible use of McGill ( French Version)
Internal Audit Charter
Inventions and Software, Policy on
Guidelines on the Application of the Policy on Inventions and Software
Investment Policy, Statement of
Leaves of Absence for Tenure Track and Tenured Academic Staff, Regulations on ( French Version)
Logo, Name and Other Trademarks, Use of McGill University's
Maternity Leave, Parental Leave and Extended Parental Leave for Members of the Academic Staff, Regulations on ( French Version)
Naming of University Assets, Policy Relating to the
Paper Use Policy
Procurement Policy( French Version )
Religious Holy Days, Policy for the Accommodation ( French Version)
Research Centres, Policy on ( French Version)
Research Misconduct, Regulations Concerning the Investigation of (French Version)
Retirement of Academic Staff, Regulations on
Sabbatic leaves for Tenure Track and Tenured Academic Staff, Regulations on ( French Version)
Safe Disclosure (“Whistle Blowing”), Policy on ( French Version)
Safe Disclosure Reporting
Senate Rules of Order and Procedure
Sexual Violence, Policy against French Version)
Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education Website
Signing Authority, Regulations Relating to the Approval of Contracts and
Smoking at McGill University, Policy Concerning ( Smoking at McGill University, Policy Concerning)
Smoking at McGill University, Procedure Concerning ( French Version)
Student Assessment Policy, University ( French Version)
Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures, Code of ( French Version)
Student Grievance Procedures, Code of
Text-Matching Software, Policy on ( French Version)
Total Compensation Policy for Senior Administrators
Regulations Relating to Visiting Academic Appointments French Version