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University Policy Updates for Graduate Assistantships, Anti-Harassment and More

Interim Boise State University President Martin Schimpf has approved the following university policy changes, which will be reflected in the University Policy Manual. For questions about these policy changes, or questions about policies in general, please contact the Chief Compliance Office at (208) 426-3098.

Background Investigations (#7005): Updated to reconcile this policy with the Protection of Minors policy (#12060) requiring background checks on any adult prior to their interaction or participation with minors in programs.

Graduate Assistantships (#7170): Updated language to Section III.A. clarifying that graduate assistants (GAs) are university employees subject to all university employment and other applicable policies; additional language added under Section III.K. regarding expectations for GAs engaged in other employment outside the university; and updated language to Section III.O. clarifying GAs are “at will” employees.

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (#1060): Updated to mirror the investigation process outlined in the Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking policy (#1065).

Information Technology (IT) Governance (#8150): Updated under Section II.B. to establish a requirement for the Information Technology Governance Council (ITGC) to perform an annual review of external IT regulatory and compliance standards.

Additional Baccalaureate Degree and/or Double Major (#3030): Updated to remove the requirement for thirty (30) additional credits when simultaneously earning a double major with two different degrees.