The purpose of the Colgate University travel policy is to provide faculty and staff with specific guidelines covering travel, entertainment and other business expenses as well the documentation required to substantiate such expenses and/or reimbursement.
It is not possible to anticipate all situations that may occur traveling for or entertaining on behalf of Colgate. As a result, these policies are meant to serve as guidelines to follow when incurring work related expenses. It is expected that employees will interpret these polices to keep expenses to a minimum and ensure that such expenses are directly related to an employee’s job responsibilities and the mission of the University. The primary responsibility for adherence to these guidelines rests with the individual faculty member. Questions about expenses should be directed tot he appropriate division director (for travel to professional meetings), the Grants office, or the office of the Dean of Faculty and Provost. Information on Colgate's policy for purchasing, including travel policy information, can be found on the Purchasing Department's webpage. The full travel policy, including per diem reimbursement limits, can be found on the travel policy webpage.