Institutional Policies

Institutional policies are broad in application, ensure compliance with all federal and state laws, regulations, and procedures, mandate action, and pertain to more than one department. Their purpose is to clarify and define the University's community standards, enhance efficiency and fairness, and mitigate institutional risk.  Institutional policies will be kept current, reviewed, and evaluated on a regular basis, and reflect any changes in federal and state laws, regulations, and procedures, and made available to stakeholders in a timely manner.

Institutional Policies meet the following criteria:

  1. It has broad institutional application;
  2. It supports compliance with applicable laws, regulations, executive orders, mandates from regulatory authorities or state control agencies, and/or Converse Policies, promotes operational efficiencies and consistencies, reduces risk, and enhances the University’s mission;
  3. It mandates actions or constraints and contains specific expectations and procedures for compliance and
  4. Pertains to more than one division or department of the university and/or may require institutional review and approval for policy issuance and changes.