Policies and Practices for Sustainability
In line with its stated values, LAU adheres to a policy that stipulates “zero tolerance for acts of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.” The policy was last revised and approved by the Board of Trustees in September 2019.
Article 2.1.40 of the Student Code of Conduct stipulates that smoking is prohibited on university premises. While smoking had been banned in indoor spaces since the 1990s, in 2011 a complete smoke-free campus policy was adopted across the board.
For the academic year 2022–2023, LAU has allocated around $100 million for financial aid, and processed a record number of applications. As the crisis in Lebanon deepens, we make more opportunities available to students and their families.
Faculty and staff are engaged in the university’s mental health support system as facilitators of early intervention and assessment to support students with learning, emotional, and psychological issues that may arise.
LAU was the first institution in Lebanon to grant a 10-day paternity leave, as part of an initiative by the Arab Institute for Women that also aims for labor law reforms and access to healthcare for disadvantaged women.
In the face of a devastating crisis in Lebanon, the university more than ever manifested its values of compassion and commitment to its students. Among other efforts, an emergency fund was created in 2019 to help hundreds of students.