Use of University Property
Date of Current Revision: March, 2011
Responsible Office: Assistant Vice President for Finance
The purpose of this policy is to prohibit employees of the university from using university property for personal or private purposes.
The Board of Visitors has been authorized by the Commonwealth of Virginia to govern James Madison University. See Code of Virginia section 12-164.6;23-9.2:3. The board has delegated the authority to manage the university to the president.
Any property, equipment, etc. purchased with university funds or owned by the university.
Equipment Trust Fund:
Funds allocated by the Commonwealth of Virginia for equipment purchases.
This policy applies to all university employees.
James Madison University prohibits using, borrowing, or removing university property for personal or private purposes.
This policy is not intended to prevent the use of university property, equipment, furnishings, materials, or supplies for approved academic, professional or university business activities. If it is necessary to remove such property from the campus, it may be done only with the permission and approval of a director, department head, academic dean or division head.
In addition, JMU Policy 1603 applies to those who observe university property being used inappropriately, such as unauthorized removal from campus.
The Assistant Vice President for Finance is responsible for all fixed assets of the university.
The appropriate vice president, dean or department head is responsible for providing written permission for removal of university property for approved academic, professional or university business activities.
Sanctions will be commensurate with the severity and/or frequency of the offense and may include termination of employment.
Most often, if it is necessary to remove property from the campus, it may be done only with the permission and approval of a director, department head, academic dean orvice president..
However, with regard to equipment purchased from the Equipment Trust Fund, regulations require that such equipment remain on university property at all times.
Authority to interpret this policy rests with the president, and is generally delegated to the assistant vice president for finance.
Previous Version: June, 2007
Approved by the President: May 2002
Use of university property