Policy Resources

Developing a new policy/procedure, or maintaining and updating a policy/procedure can seem tedious. Help is available. Below you will find a variety of tools to assist you in every step of the process. Before beginning, we recommend you read the policy on Developing University Administrative Policies, and then use the remaining links as needed.  If the guidance documents and templates listed below do not answer all of your questions, please check the FAQ section.  If additional questions remain, please contact the University Integrity and Compliance Office at policies@louisville.edu


Developing University Administrative Policies

The University's policy regarding university-wide administrative policy development.


Policy Creation and Approval Process

A step-by-step process for policy development and approval.


Policy Vetting Process

The sponsor shall determine appropriate university officials, committees, or groups to include in the discussion of the proposed or revised policy. 


Policy Review Guidelines

Guidelines for developing a departmental level review cycle to maintain policies and keep them current. 



Official templates for development of university-wide administrative policies and procedures.


Writing Tips

Style guidance, general tips and how to determine whether you have a policy or procedure.





Policy Escalation Statement

Guidance and language to consider when policy compliance may warrant escalation. 





Check the frequently asked questions for additional information.
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