Guiding Principles for Policy Development

Policy

  1. Preserve the federally-protected civil rights of victims/survivors. Policies and procedures should reflect best practices for protecting civil rights, both in letter and spirit of the law. Policies should be inclusive enough to reflect all students’ identities and experiences. Learn More
  2. Policies should be clearly written and easily accessible. Information on the institution’s policies should also be presented to community members multiple times in a variety of formats. Learn More
  3. Creating and updating IPV policies should be a collaborative and inclusive process. Institutions should seek meaningful input and feedback from students, staff/faculty, and community stakeholders, especially those who might be marginalized because of gender identity, race, age, ability, immigration status, and/or ethnicity. Learn More

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Guiding Principles for Policy Development

#1 Preserve the federally-protected civil rights of victims/survivors. Policies and procedures should reflect best practices for protecting civil rights, both in letter and spirit of the law. Policies should be inclusive enough to reflect all students’ identities and experiences.

What's Required

For Schools in the North Carolina Public University System:

What's Recommended

#2 Policies should be clearly written and easily accessible. Information on the institution’s policies should also be presented to community members multiple times in a variety of formats.

What's Required

For Schools in the North Carolina Public University System:

What's Recommended

#3 Creating and updating IPV policies should be a collaborative and inclusive process. Institutions should seek meaningful input and feedback from students, staff/faculty, and community stakeholders, especially those who might be marginalized because of gender identity, race, age, ability, immigration status, and/or ethnicity.

What's Required

What's Recommended