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Policy Points

The Integrity and Compliance Office is pleased to bring you Policy Points, a quarterly notification bringing awareness to all university wide policy updates. All university wide policies are located in the policy library, providing centralization and data normalization.

This edition of Policy Points reflects updates from January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021. Questions? Comments? Please do not hesitate to email policy@vcu.edu or call 828-3982.

Please visit www.policy.vcu.edu to access current versions of all university wide policies.


There were no new policies approved during this period.


Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct

A new faculty administrative resolution process was added allowing greater faculty member participation in resolving minor violations; the academic misconduct definition now encompasses exploitation and sabotage; and sanctions have been further clarified.


Computer and Network Resources Use

Information Security

Petty Cash Administration

Post Award Changes to Sponsored Programs – Rebudgeting, Prior Approvals and University Expanded Authority Approval

Research Misconduct


[Removals are due to consolidation with other policies; streamlining to meet operational plans; or retirement through the governance process. The Integrity and Compliance Office assures the integrity of this process.] 

Classified Employment, Promotion, and Transfer

This policy was retired because its content was both outdated and made redundant due to the Working @ VCU: Great Place HR Policies.

Salary Supplement Policy

This policy was retired because it was no longer relevant. In addition, other aspects of this policy are covered in other policies.