Office Furniture Policy

It is the goal of George Fox University to provide furniture for each office that meets the needs of the occupant, creates comfortable, inviting, and hospitable space, and is also economical and consistent across campus. This policy is intended to clarify expectations for both the university and the employee to accomplish these objectives.

The purchasing department oversees the university's furniture inventory, including replenishing availability. All departments are required to purchase within this policy’s parameters. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the purchasing office.

Each building has a specific “look” which includes the styles and patterns in the furniture. Thus, as a general rule, furniture stays with the building. To see the university's branding package, please see the Aesthetic Guide.

Furniture purchases campus-wide are standardized in an effort to make relocating, expanding offices, and reusing furniture more convenient and consistent. Furniture requests are directed through university purchasing, where standard guidelines are used for consistency, value and useful life. Purchasing works alongside Plant Services to coordinate the installation and movement of all university furniture.

Standard items for a private office include:

Note: Any deviation from the standard list must be approved by the director of purchasing. This includes non-standard items like credenzas, sofas or loveseats, and larger tables, including conference tables.

Furniture purchases are not allowed to be placed on a department's George Fox Visa or personally expensed and reimbursed.

Personal items brought to your office or workspace such as personal furniture, artwork, books, etc., are not covered under the university's insurance policy, should there be an event resulting in damage or loss. 

Furniture Request Form

George Fox Inventory/Surplus Removal Form