Academic Affiliation Agreements
All agreements involving clinics, internships and other academic affiliations must be submitted to University Legal Counsel for review for form and legality. The purpose of legal review is to protect the University, and its employees, from liability arising from the contractual relationship. Host entities have attempted to insert provisions in affiliation agreements that not only shift significant liability to the institution and its students, but also violate requirements set forth in Commonwealth law and regulations.
All agreements must be submitted to the Purchasing Office to make any necessary revisions. The Purchasing Office will then submit the agreement to University Legal Counsel for review. After the agreement has been reviewed for contract language acceptable to the Commonwealth, the agreement will be returned to the appropriate department to obtain the required signatures and return to the host entity.