University Procedure On Nepotism

INITIATED: April 26, 1999



To establish a policy pertaining to nepotism in the workplace.


All faculty and staff.


Employment and advancement at the University shall be based solely on professional qualifications and abilities without regard to family or personal relationships. Concurrent employment in a department or division of immediate family members or individuals who live together is prohibited when one member is in the supervisory chain of command of the other. Immediate family shall be defined as wife, husband, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in- law, father-in-law, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, stepparent, or stepchild.

Exceptions to this policy can be submitted in writing to and may be granted only by the University President. Approval of any request will be based on the necessity of establishing such a working relationship between family members in relationship to the effectiveness and the impact of the relationship in accomplishing the University’s and worksite’s mission. Should the University President determine at any time that the working relationship between family members within the worksite is ineffective, the President may revoke the approved exception to the policy.




Human Resources, ext. 2330 (Finance and Administration)

For associated policy, please click here: Nepotism Policy