Sponsorship and Advertising Policy Announced

UB Seal on Crosby Hall.

Published December 5, 2019

The Sponsorship and Advertising Policy, approved and signed by President Tripathi, is available in the University Policy Library.  



The University at Buffalo recognizes that many of its activities and programs provide potential sources of revenue or other benefits through sponsorship, advertising, and promotional opportunities. The university also recognizes that, as a public institution, it is important to protect its reputation and brand while maintaining high standards of integrity and ethical conduct. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities must:

  • Align with the university’s mission and core values
  • Be free of obscene, indecent, or profane material
  • Comply with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations as well as university policies
This policy governs all revenue generating sponsorship and advertising practices of the university. The policy promotes a comprehensive, coordinated, singular point of contact to existing and potential sponsors. University schools, centers, departments, venues, and student groups who engage external entities for sponsorship or advertising must do so with coordination through the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.


This policy applies to all employees and students soliciting corporate sponsorships or advertising revenue. This includes but is not limited to university academic and administrative units, centers, institutes, student groups, and clubs that seek corporate sponsorship or advertising revenues.


Contact an Expert




Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations 716-881-8206 donelick@buffalo.edu
Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 716-881-8051 nmlane2@buffalo.edu

Vice President for University Advancement



Administrative Assistant, Corporate and Foundation Relations