The Commonwealth of Virginia grants authority to the Board of Visitors to establish rules and regulations for the University. Board of Visitors policies are reviewed and approved by the Board. These policies govern the Board or interaction with the Board; satisfy a requirement from a governmental entity for a policy that must be approved by the Board; ensure basic rights and obligations to constituencies within the University; govern the award of degrees, emeritus/emerita designation, recognition of related corporations, and naming; or are generated by the Board of Visitors or a member thereof.
University policies are policies that apply broadly throughout the University and pertain to more than one division of the University. University policies require presidential review and approval. These policies enhance the mission of the university, ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules or regulations and/or promote operational effectiveness and efficiencies and reduce institutional risk.
Human Resources Policies
The Office of Human Resources maintains a set of policies pertaining to employment practices, employee rules and conduct and working conditions. These policies supplement and/or clarify existing policies from the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Human Resource Management.
The Office of Computing and Communication Services (OCCS) assists in the development, formulation, and distribution of information technology policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines.