Use of University Property
Date of Current Revision: July 2014
Primary Responsible Officer: 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 23-164.6;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.
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 written permission and approval of a director, department head, academic dean, associate/assistant vice president or division head.
In addition, JMU Policy 1603 requires university employees and students to report unauthorized use of university property to Audit and Management Services.
The Assistant Vice President for Finance is responsible for all fixed assets of the university.
The appropriate vice president, dean or department head, associate/assistant vice president 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.
Authority to interpret this policy rests with the president, and is generally delegated to the assistant vice president for finance.
Previous Version: March 2011
Approved by the President: May 2002