A policy articulates requirements and expectations for behavior, actions and activities of the university community. A policy may require or prohibit an action, support compliance with applicable laws and regulations and/or mitigate risk. Click here for more information.
Procedures are mandatory actions to establish required actions and processes to comply with a policy, support compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and mitigate risk. Generally, procedures accompany policies and are approved together. In those exceptions when procedures are developed at a later date, the procedures must be vetted through the prescribed policy review and approval process.
Policy classification types recognized by VCU are listed below:
The Policy Library is the official repository of all current BOV policies, administrative and interim policies. You may search our policy library website by typing in keywords or the name of the policy. You may also visit our alphabetical listing of policies to find what you are looking for. Local policies are not listed in our policy library. Local policies reside in the applicable unit, division, department, school or campus.
The Policy Template is required to be used when creating or revising policy.
The Policy Owner:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-3982 with any questions regarding policies.
The lifecycle of each policy consists of four major stages:
For more information see the Policy Lifecylce document.
The Policy Program within the Integrity & Compliance Office provides: