Administrative Policies

Non-Discrimination Policy

As an equal opportunity educational institution Hayward University will not discriminate on any basis on any circumstances. Hayward University will not engage in discrimination and prohibits all forms of harassment in its educational and employment programs, policies, practices, or procedures on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, and veteran status. Hayward University will comply with all federal and state non-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. This non-discrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in University programs and activities.

Disability Policy

Hayward University recognizes and accepts its obligations to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled students in its educational programs. Applicants with questions about disability accommodations should confer with their Admissions Advisor. Students accepted to the University with a disability requiring reasonable academic accommodations may submit a Disability Accommodation application to their Program Advisor and it will be directed to the Disability Services Committee. Students will receive written notification by the Office of Student Services of accommodations offered and/or denied within six weeks. Hayward University is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all student records related to requests for disability accommodations.

Privacy Policy

Hayward University respects and honors the privacy of all of its students, applicants and personnel and protects the confidentiality of its students' educational records. Except as provided by law, as set out in the terms of its Privacy Policy, or as provided in other University policies, the University will not publish or reveal the academic records or confidential information of a student, applicant or member of its personnel team to a third party.

Intellectual Property

Hayward University respects the intellectual property rights of others who seek to create, preserve, and disseminate knowledge through teaching, collective learning, and continued research at the University at large. In keeping with its mission, Hayward University provides all reading materials without charge to its students. Hayward University abides by all copyright conditions and applicable law governing the use of these materials. It has adopted a comprehensive Intellectual Property policy to guide its course developers in preparing Hayward University courses (Guidelines on Development of Course Materials).

Academic Waiver Policy

Students may petition for a waiver of an academic policy when they have extenuating circumstances or experiences. Petitions must be made 45 days prior to the term start when it will be effective. Students must file a written petition to the Student Affairs Committee including a clear description of the basis of the petition and any documentation to support their request or mitigating circumstances.All petitions should be sent to the student’s Program Advisor, who will forward it to the Office of Student Services at and will then be directed to the Provost for Academic Affairs who will decide if the petition is valid and has merit. If so, he/she will forward it to the Student Affairs Committee. Once the appeal is submitted, students will receive a confirmation email within one week from the Office of Student Services and a final decision about the appeal within six weeks of the submission of their petition. Decisions rendered by the Committee are final and binding. If the petition is granted, the Office of Student Services will process the appropriate action.