The University statement on Developing University Policies provides: “University policies articulate the values and principles the University upholds and the obligations imposed on members of the University Community. Thus, University policies apply in connection with the operations and activities of the University regardless of location. As a Global Network University that operates in an expanding international environment, the University will encounter varying laws and business practices as it conducts its affairs outside the United States. To the extent that a University policy or a provision of a policy conflicts with the laws in another country, the University seeks to comply with the laws of the jurisdiction in connection with its operations and activities in that jurisdiction. However, differences between University policy and foreign laws may not be self-evident and can be complex. Therefore, whenever there is a question regarding the University’s legal responsibilities at locations outside the United States, the University’s Office of General Counsel must be consulted to evaluate the University policy in the context of foreign laws and to advise on the appropriate course of action." The statement also provides that, "Schools, colleges, institutes, operating units, Global Network University sites, and University Affiliates are encouraged to use the standard policy format to help ensure uniformity of form and appearance for policies and procedures throughout the University. Their policies or procedures may not be contrary to University policies in language, purpose, intent, or application. Any such policy that is contrary to University policies is void and will not be enforced unless approved in advance by the University President or his/her designee."