(A) Budget. The annual budget, as adopted by the board of trustees and as amended from time to time, shall govern all transactions involving the financial obligations of the university. The budget shall be comprised of classifications in accordance with the budget and financial reporting system adopted by the state of Ohio.
(B) Appearance before governmental offices, boards and agencies. Subject to specific control by the board of trustees, the preparation and presentation of requests for appropriations from the state of Ohio and all official dealings on behalf of the university with all federal, state and local government offices, boards and agencies shall be under the direction of the president of the university or his or her designee. Unauthorized appearances before federal, state or local government offices, boards and agencies are hereby prohibited.
(C) Non-discrimination. The Ohio state university is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity and improve opportunities for all. The university is committed to equal opportunity and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. The Ohio state university does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admission.
(D) Naming of university buildings. University buildings and structures shall be named by the board of trustees following recommendations submitted by the president and the appropriate faculty or other group. Buildings and structures shall not be named for any person who is an officer or employee of the university or the state of Ohio, but may be named for a person who has been retired or has otherwise left such a position for a minimum of three years.
(E) Notwithstanding any rule of the university to the contrary, the president or his or her designee, may adopt, amend, administer, and terminate as appropriate a policy regarding furloughs for faculty, staff, and/or other employees. Any action to implement furloughs that apply to faculty, staff, and/or other employees throughout the university must be presented to the Board of Trustees for its consideration and approval prior to its implementation. This policy shall apply to and may be used in circumstances that are separate and apart from university-wide financial exigency as set forth in rules 3335-5-02.1 through 3335-5-02.3 of the Administrative Code.
(Board approval dates: 5/8/1987, 2/1/1980, 12/2/1994, 8/28/2015, 6/3/2020)