Policy Types

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.

Policy Types

  • Board of Visitors (BOV) policy
    A BOV policy addresses matters of university governance and/or requires the BOV to take an action item (such as a vote to approve). The authority to determine when a policy warrants Board of Visitors’ level of approval rests with the President’s Cabinet in consultation with the President and University Counsel.
  • Administrative policy
    An Administrative policy addresses universitywide operational expectations and/or compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures and is subject to approval by the President's Cabinet.
  • Interim policy
    An interim policy is a provisional Board of Visitors or Administrative policy that fulfills an emergent need, which requires implementation pending the prescribed approval process. An interim policy is limited in term to one year or less and is subject to approval by the President’s Cabinet.
  • Local policy
    A Local policy meets the unique needs of, and generally applies to or affects, one unit, division, department or school. A local policy may not be inconsistent with Board of Visitors or administrative policy. Any local policy that is contrary to Board of Visitors or administrative policy will be considered void.