University Council

Tufts University Counsel handles a broad spectrum of legal issues involving the university, including operations, litigation, student issues, real property and construction, fundraising, environmental and other government regulations, intellectual property (including copyright and use of the Tufts University name), employment, tenure, finance and investment, academic affiliation, trust administration, and general legal policy. Please click here for more information about the Tufts University Counsel and see links to highlighted research-related policies and guidance below.

Policy on the Use of Tufts University Name and Insignias

“The name “Tufts University” and how it is used affects both the institution as a whole and the individual members of the University community. Appropriate use of the name and insignias can benefit all, while inappropriate use may reflect negatively on both the institution and its individual members.”

Gift Policy

A gift is defined as a contribution received by an institution for either unrestricted or restricted use in the furtherance of the institution for which the institution has made no commitment of resources or services other than, possibly, committing to use the gift as the donor specifies. Contact DRA about potential gifts to ensure it conforms with applicable laws and university policies, and a gift agreement is executed, if applicable.