Enforcing a Policy
Campuses take two broad approaches to enforcement: educational approaches and punitive approaches. Campuses typically spend the first year of a new policy focusing on educational approaches and then use punitive approaches (citations and fines) as needed after that.
Defining policy success is essential to effective compliance and enforcement. Setting data-based goals is important when assessing whether or not your campus should do more to increase compliance.
There are many things that a campus can do to increase policy compliance, however, putting time, energy and funding into launching a new policy is one of the most effective strategies to achieve policy success (see the Launching a New Policy page).