Who We Represent

Our office represents the University, including University officials acting in their official capacities. Our office does not represent individual faculty, staff members, or students in personal legal matters including employment or student relationships with the University. For help with personal legal matters, please see our Useful Links page.

Client Satisfaction Survey

Clients representing all seven campuses and University Administration were invited in 2016 to participate in our third biennial Client Satisfaction Survey.  We are pleased to announce that the results of the 2016 survey reflects that our office continues to provide a very high level of service to the University in terms of outcomes, cost-effective service, and awareness and appreciation of our clients' goals.

Annual Report

As we begin 2019-20 a couple of specific accomplishments in the past year include adding another Assistant General Counsel position to OVPGC to provide legal resources for the growing activities of the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (OVPIT).  This was made possible due to the funding and support of OVPIT.  OVPGC continues to look for opportunities to partner with its colleagues and units to advance Indiana University.  In addition, our entire office has contributed to the Bicentennial Book Initiative by researching, writing and editing a book related to the legal history and stories of IU’s development over the past 200 years.  We expect the book to be published sometime next year.


Our office remains committed to serving the University community with the highest degree of legal service and professionalism.  Read more about this effort and all the ways we serve you in our 2018-19 Annual Report.

You can read our annual reports from prior years below.

Charges for Our Services

Our office has implemented a limited chargeback system for specified services it provides to University units. Your unit will be charged back modest, set fees for only a few types of services. Examples include:

  • Flat fees for specified immigration-related services. See our Immigration page for more information.
  • An annual flat fee for each lawsuit our office manages on behalf of your unit.
  • Special projects of significant magnitude that requires substantial effort from our office.

This limited chargeback system will allow our office to more accurately allocate its operating costs to units based on their utilization of our services.

If you have question about our limited chargeback system, please contact Jeff Goetz.