New and Recently Updated Policies

New Policies

As of 12/11/2017

The policy on Reservation and Use of Space at VCU has been implemented on an interim basis to meet a need to clarify how the university community reserves facilities and space to benefit the academic mission of VCU, including the safety and security of students, faculty and staff.

As of 11/01/2017

This policy has been created to define how VCU complies with the provisions of 14 CFR Part 107, Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The policy provides a formal process to review and approve the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), sometimes known as drones. University employees and approved vendors who would like to operate UAS on behalf of the university at any location must receive prior approval to do so as described in the policy. Law enforcement use and student recreational use are exempt.  

As of 10/18/2017

This policy has been created to support the VCU's goal of being a Great Place to Work by using the university’s Tier III Restructuring Authority to address the opportunities for improvement identified by employees in the Great Place Initiative survey. It begins with the reflection of VCU Core Values in the creation of one employment category that spans from entry level to senior executives to promote inclusion and a sense of community, where each members’ contributions are valued and respected. Included are all new approaches to career development, compensation, performance management, and employee relations. And, it concludes with a state-of-the-art leave benefit to be more flexible, to better represent today's definitions of family and to promote work/life balance, along with new parental, caregiving, and enhanced community service leave.

Substantive Revisions

As of 09/25/2017

This policy was revised and approved into interim status on March 15, 2017 to include a grievance procedure for student complaints regarding accommodation or accessibility. It has now achieved final approval through the governance process.

This policy addresses campus accessibility and ensures equal access to academic and employment opportunities through the provision of accommodations. It explains the university's procedures and resources to enable administrators, employees, students and visitors to understand their rights and responsibilities regarding reasonable accommodation.

As of 11/01/2017

This policy describes the requirements for distributing information to all members of a VCU audience group via VCU email. The purpose of the policy is to identify individuals authorized to send and receive such emails as well as the appropriate content of messages in order to ensure that mass emails are kept to a minimum and are timely, relevant, coordinated and properly vetted for content and quality.

As of 11/01/2017

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to supporting and promoting the safe, responsible and prudent operation of all university owned, leased or rented vehicles. Because vehicle operations are essential to the services provided by many of the university’s departments, preventing motor vehicle accidents requires a university-wide commitment to the departmental and individual responsibilities and procedures as set forth in this policy. This policy has been revised to eliminate the requirement for refresher defensive driving training every three years; eliminate financial responsibility (first $100 of the claim deductible) on the part of a driver who damages a state vehicle in an at-fault accident; increase the number of minor moving violations permitted in a rolling three year period by one each for acceptable and conditional status (to two and three respectively); revise and clarify graduated discipline for multiple accidents in a state vehicle; and to add language that addresses major driving violations and includes some management discretion when evaluating the employee's overall driving record and revocation/reinstatement of driving privileges.


Minor Revisions