|Title:||Policy on Endorsements|
|Policy Owner:||University Communications|
|Applies to:||Faculty, Staff, Students, Others|
|Campus Applicability:||All Campuses|
|Effective Date:||September 1, 2016|
|For More Information, Contact||University Communications|
|Contact Information:||(860) 486-3530|
The University of Connecticut is committed to achieving excellence in research, graduate and undergraduate education, teaching and engagement. The University has already attracted national and international recognition for many successes across a wide range of disciplines. As the University continues to grow and build on its many successes, members of the UConn community and external entities will continue to seek to associate themselves with UConn.
As Connecticut’s flagship public university, the University must ensure that the University associates itself with individuals, groups and organizations who share our values. All units and employees of the University are responsible for ensuring that the University’s reputation and image are not affected by an improper external affiliation.
The University’s Bylaws prohibit units and groups within the University from authorizing any individual, group or organization that is not affiliated with the University to use the name of the University without the approval of the President or the President’s designee. Typically requests to use the name of the University come from businesses wishing to promote the nature of their business relationship with the University or from individuals, groups or organizations wishing to be recognized as a sponsor of the University or any of its activities.
If you receive this type of request, or anything similar, you should send it to the University’s Office of Communications for review.
Approved 02/03/2016 by the President’s Cabinet