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Contracts Requiring Legal Review

  • Contract (no monies, expense, or revenue) is prepared on a vendor form, and not on a University approved form such as the Contract for Services or Local Engagement Agreement form.
  • University’s approved form (or department template) has been revised, modified, or altered in any way.
  • Total amount of contract is above the unit’s signature authority, includes the Contract for Services or Local Engagement Agreement forms.
  • Cumulative total (expense or revenue) of the contract that has been in place for consecutive years.
  • The cost of the contract (expense or revenue) is an indeterminate amount.

The following types of University contracts must be routed for legal review regardless of dollar value:

  • Affiliation agreements, collaborative agreements, community and institutional partnerships, internship agreements, clinical placements.
  • Contracts involving intellectual property rights of the University, contracts involving publication rights
  • Contracts for banking services, financial services, student debit cards, collection agencies.
  • Contracts with terms or provisions regarding tuition waivers, discounts, or involving admission, matriculation of students, international programs, scholarships or financial aid.
  • Air charter contracts.
  • Athletic contracts, including sponsorship agreements not reserved for third parties and broadcast rights agreements but excluding game or contest agreements.
  • Contracts involving research/testing on human or animal subjects, genetic material or the purchase or use of controlled substances.
  • Any contract involving unusually high risk or exposure for the University, contemplating a unique obligation on the part of the University, or involving important health or safety issues.