University Policies

St. Thomas University policies must:

  1. Endure across time and administrations, change infrequently, and set the course for the foreseeable future;
  2. Manifest and operationalize the University’s mission, vision, values, and principles;
  3. Apply broadly across the institution;
  4. Address compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
  5. Promote operational efficiency; and/or
  6. Manage institutional risk.

 

Background/Reason for Proposed New Policy, Revision of Policy, and/or Removal of Policy

Explain any relevant background and reasons for the proposed policy.  Indicate whether the policy is a new policy, revision to an existing policy, or request for removal of an existing policy.  If relevant, discuss how the proposed policy relates to existing STU policies.  Identify any legal or regulatory requirements that the proposed policy aims to address.

Is there a federal or state law that requires the university to have this policy? (required)
yesno

Is there a STU policy that requires the university to have this policy?
yesno

In the absence of the proposed policy, what is the Likelihood that unwanted behavior will occur?
lowmediumhigh

In the absence of the proposed policy, what is the Severity of financial consequences? Risk:
lowmediumhigh

In the absence of the proposed policy, what is the Severity of reputational consequences? Risk:
lowmediumhigh

In the absence of the proposed policy, what is the… Severity of health and safety consequences? Risk:
lowmediumhigh

In the absence of the proposed policy, what is the… Severity of management or operational consequences? Risk:
lowmediumhigh

Does the proposed policy: Impact University employees (faculty and staff)?
lowmediumhigh

Does the proposed policy: Impact students?
lowmediumhigh

Does the proposed policy: Impact vendors, visitors, or other constituencies?
lowmediumhigh