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Policies and Procedures

Academic Model

CityU offers an education that is accessible to the working adult and transfer student. Its curriculum is taught by practicing professionals and is results-oriented, hands-on, and informed by what industry demands now.

The learning model is focused on helping professionals earn a degree that will later earn them a better job, salary, title or life after they graduate.


City University of Seattle is a teaching University. It focuses on bringing a high-quality, relevant life-long education to those who have a desire to learn, in multiple delivery modes and locations around the world. It does so by having common curricula developed by groups of experts led by the program directors and program coordinators, referred to collectively as CityU’s Administrative Faculty.

Students Protection Policies  

CityU policies are developed to align with the institution’s mission, values, and legal obligations. Students are encouraged to review the university’s policies and familiarize themselves with their rights and responsibilities while enrolled at CityU. These policies are designed to ensure a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment by protecting the rights, well-being, and safety of our students.  

Privacy Policy

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

This policy outlines how the university collects, uses, and safeguards students’ personal information in compliance with Canada’s privacy laws, such as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). To see the Policy click here.

Personal Information Privacy Act (PIPA)

This policy outlines how the institution collects, uses, discloses, and safeguards personal information in compliance with PIPA or similar privacy legislation in the respective province or territory. To see the Policy click here.

Personal Information Protection Policy (PIPP)

This policy outlines how the institution collects, uses, discloses, and protects personal information while adhering to privacy laws and regulations. To see the Policy click here.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

This policy outlines important requirements and principles related to access to information and the protection of personal privacy in the context of public institutions, including universities in some provinces of Canada. Each province in Canada may have its own variation of FIPPA or a similar legislation, such as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) at the federal level. To see the Policy click here.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Based on a federal law in the United States that outlines the rights and privacy protections of students’ educational records in institutions that receive federal funding, including universities and colleges. FERPA has several key provisions that impact how universities handle student records and protect student privacy. To see the Policy click here.

Academic Integrity Policy

It prohibits discrimination and harassment based on protected characteristics, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. It also outlines reporting procedures and consequences for violations. 

Student Code of Conduct

This code establishes expected behavior for students and outlines consequences for violations, helping to maintain a safe and respectful campus environment. 

Accessibility and Accommodations Policies

 These policies address accessibility requirements and accommodations for students with disabilities in compliance with Canadian accessibility laws. 

Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

It addresses issues related to sexual violence, harassment, and misconduct, outlines reporting procedures, investigations, and support services for survivors. 

Freedom of Expression and Speech Policies

These policies protect students’ freedom of expression while also addressing issues of civility and respectful dialogue on campus. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships Policies

These policies detail eligibility criteria, disbursement procedures, and requirements for maintaining financial aid or scholarships. 

Student Grievance and Appeals Policies

These policies provide a formal process for students to address concerns, disputes, or appeals related to academics, faculty, or university services. 

Emergency Response and Safety Policies

 These policies outline procedures for responding to emergencies, ensuring student safety, and communicating during crises. 

Alcohol and Substance Use Policies

These policies address responsible alcohol and drug use on campus, as well as prevention and support services. 

Technology and Internet Use Policies

These policies establish acceptable use of university IT resources, including computer labs, email, and network access. 

International Student Policies

Universities with international students may have policies related to study permits, work permits, and immigration compliance. 

Health and Wellness Policies

 These policies may include guidelines for student health services, counseling services, and access to mental health resources. 

Campus Security and Safety Policies

 These policies are aimed at enhancing campus safety and complying with relevant laws and regulations. 

Indigenous and Cultural Sensitivity Policies

Policies to support Indigenous students and promote cultural sensitivity and inclusivity on campus. 

Research Ethics and Integrity Policies

 These policies address ethical considerations in research involving human subjects and promote research integrity. 

Environmental Sustainability Policies

These policies reflect the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible campus practices. 


CityU Catalog 

CityU Canada’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

Read City University of Seattle in Canada’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

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