Contracts Samples

On this page you will find sample agreements commonly used by the University. These are intended to assist University personnel in understanding their terms and in expediting the approval process on a particular agreement with an external entity.

Please remember that final agreements must be reviewed and approved by our office. You can submit your agreement for review using our Contract Review Form.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

When exchanging confidential information with an external entity, it is often useful and necessary to agree to non-disclosure of that information. A Non-Disclosure Agreement is the standard agreement acceptable for this purpose.

Non-Disclosure Agreement Template

Appointment Letters

When the University hires a new administrator, an appointment letter is used to document the terms and conditions of the administrative position. The Standard Appointment Letter presents the University’s preferred language for new faculty and administrative appointments. University officials who are responsible for making administrative appointments may use this template as a starting point when drafting appointment letters.

Standard Appointment Letter

Agreements with Overseas Institutions

A University unit interested in a partnership or formal collaboration with an overseas institution must submit an application to the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs. The Office of International Partnerships has worked closely with our office to develop agreement templates for use by University employees to help get started with the drafting process.

International Partnerships Templates

Professional Services Agreements for Work Conducted Abroad

The University is an internationally recognized institution with a wide variety of activities and programs that are conducted abroad. Sometimes these activities require the University to engage the professional services of non-employee contractors to provide their services overseas. These contractors may be U.S. or non-U.S. citizens. The below sample agreements are provided as a starting point for this purpose. These agreements must be approved by the Office of Procurement Services to be enforceable.

Professional Services Agreement for U.S. Citizen  Professional Services Agreement for Non-U.S. Citizen

Facility License Agreement

When an individual or entity wants to rent a University facility for a non-University-affiliated purpose or function, the terms governing that use should be memorialized in an agreement between the parties. University employees who manage the use of a specific facility may work with our office to draft a template that fits the needs of that facility.

Facility License Agreement