Find out about the rules and regulations that govern the University.

This page links to many important Penn policies and compendia of policies in some of the many areas that affect Penn faculty, staff, students and the community overall. This page does not link to policies affecting only the University of Pennsylvania Health System or Penn Medicine. It also does not link to policies that pertain to one of Penn’s 12 Schools.

General. The following policies apply to faculty and staff at Penn:

Student and Academic Life

  • The Penn Book - Policies related to student life, including for example the Code of Academic Integrity and the Code of Student Conduct.

  • Faculty Handbook - A selection of major policies that apply to faculty and aspects of academic administration

  • Policies on Graduate Education - University-wide policies for Ph.D. and research masters programs

Research and Sponsored Programs


  • Penn Abroad, including academic and financial policies, and study abroad for undergraduate academic year students in sites under a travel warning

  • International Students and Scholars, including instructions and forms on a range of requirements for international students and scholars

  • Global Activities Registry,  registration in GAR is mandatory for all Penn sponsored/affiliated student programs traveling overseas


If you have any questions or concerns regarding Penn policies, please contact Penn’s Confidential Reporting and Helpline at 215-PComply (215-726-6759) or visit