• Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University

    As a major institution of higher education - public, urban, diverse - San Francisco State University has both an exceptional opportunity and special responsibility to set forth, and to live by, principles which reflect fundamental respect for our fellow beings.

    The SFSU Commission of Human Relations therefore recommends these general principles for building and strengthening our multi-ethnic, multi-cultural university community.

  • Catastrophic Leave Donation Program


    The Catastrophic Leave Donation (CLD) Program allows employees to donate 1 - 40 hours, depending on collective bargaining unit, total each fiscal year of their vacation and/or sick leave credits to other employees who have 1) experienced a catastrophic illness or injury; 2) exhausted their own accrued leave credits including sick leave, vacation and compensating time off (CTO) and 3) are totally incapacitated from work.


  • Driver's Safety Program

    This policy further states that all drivers will need to repeat this process every four years, regardless of driving record.

    Instructions and forms can be found on the Environment, Health, and Safety website under the forms section.

    Employees may be authorized to use a privately owned vehicle on university business if they certify that the vehicle used will continuously be:


  • Corporate Cards (US Bank Personal Liability Travel Card)

    Personal Liability Travel/Corporate Card may only be used for official business that directly serves the University. Faculty or staff may not use the Travel Card for personal expenses. To ensure proper use of the card the University reserves the right to review and monitor all cardholder’s purchases.

    A SFSU employee is eligible to apply for a travel card if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • US Bank Departmental Travel Card

    The Departmental Travel Cardholder/Travel Liaison will be responsible for making travel arrangements for individual and/or group travel for:

    • Students or Student Group Traveling on University Business
    • Transactions for University staff/faculty who do not have a Personal Liability Travel Card (Airfare and Registration Fee)
    • Non-University employees (including Candidates for a position, speakers, guest lecturers and other individuals authorized by the University)         


  • Tuition and Campus Fees Refunds

    Students are required to withdraw from classes in accordance with established policy. Students may not withdraw from classes or the University without official notification. Non-attendance from classes does not constitute withdrawal. Students remain fully responsible for all financial obligations, subject to the published refund schedule.

    Full Refund:

  • Record Retention for the Bursar’s Office

    • An imaged reproduction will be deemed to be the original public record of the Bursar’s Office and FABS for all purposes, including introduction in courts of law and state agencies.
    • Check logs are maintained electronically, and will be purged after five years.
    • Original paper records will be maintained for a period of two fiscal years, plus the current year-to-date. Records pertaining to the third previous year will be destroyed during the month of July each year.   
  • Debts and Fees Owed

    • The University reserves the right to cancel student’s classes for non-payment of campus fees and other obligations from prior semesters/years.
    • A financial hold is automatically placed on student records which prevents future registration, adding classes, receiving diploma and/or transcripts, use campus facilities and/or other services.