Affiliated Entity: An organization that is legally distinct from the university but is organized and/or conducts activities that advance the mission of the university. The definition of affiliated entity excludes the following: university-recognized student, faculty, or staff groups or organizations; research sponsors; donors; licensees that do not otherwise have affiliate status; university auxiliary enterprises; commercial contractors and vendors; consultants; lessors and lessees; individuals, such as university retirees and alumni; institutions with which the university has programmatic affiliation agreements designed principally for student clinical program placements or scholar exchanges; and university foundations.
Purpose: To standardize the requirements for recognizing affiliated entities
Policy Statement: The University recognizes the value of affiliated entities and has an interest in their success. The university seeks to coordinate its mission with the activities of each affiliated entity, while still preserving their separateness.
The university’s relationship with affiliated entities must be approved by the Board of Visitors.
All Board of Visitors approvals of affiliated entity status are conditional upon the existence of a fully executed affiliation agreement between the university and the affiliated entity. Minimally, the affiliation agreement must:
Affiliated entities must take appropriate steps to ensure that third parties understand whether they are dealing with the university or the affiliated entity. This includes making clear to third parties dealing with the affiliated entity that the affiliated entity is an independent, separate legal entity.
Approved by the Board of Visitors on September 11, 2020.