The purpose of the Division of Student Affairs Policies and Practices Manual is to provide staff members of the division of student affairs with important information regarding divisional policies and practices.  The policies and practices in this manual are meant to complement and support the John Carroll University Employee Handbook for Staff and Administrators, which is the official human resource policy guide.

The nature and scope of these policies and practices are defined in more detail in the sections that follow.  When appropriate, the division may choose to deviate from, or make exceptions to, some of the policies contained in this manual.  The division shall always have the right to modify or alter these policies or practices on a case-by-case basis.  Should these policies or practices be modified for a particular circumstance, the division is not required to make the same modification again.