Code of Policies

This web page is intended to serve as a resource for members of the Washington and Lee University community who may need to read or link to certain official university policies. The categories are intended to assist you in locating the correct policy; be aware that certain policies are cross-listed under multiple categories.

While this Code of Policies is intended to serve as a centralized location for most official policies applicable across the university community, it does not contain all Washington and Lee University policies. For additional policies applicable to students and employees, consult the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and Faculty Handbook, as appropriate. You may also find helpful information on the departmental websites for Student Affairs, Human Resources, and the Office of the Provost.

Departments that wish to include any of these policies on their own website should link to the version on this site so as to avoid multiple (and potentially inconsistent) versions of the policy being presented throughout the university's website. If you are aware of a policy that has been omitted from this list, notice misprints or edits to a policy included in this list, or if you have any additional questions/comments, please contact

Board-Approved Policies

Alcohol, Drugs and Safety

Confidentiality And Information Security

Disability Accommodation

Discrimination, Harassment, And Retaliation

Commitment to Diversity

Consensual Relationships

Non-Discrimination / Equal Employment Opportunity

Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

Ethics And Conflicts Of Interest

General Administration


International Issues



Travel (Domestic and International)