These guidelines and procedures apply to non-UB entities that
want to use university space or facilities on state-owned property
for commercial use specific to their needs.
The guidelines do not apply to the commercial use of space or
facilities within athletic venues; The Center for the Arts; Slee
Hall; the Science, Technology Transfer, and Economic Outreach
(STOR) incubator; special and student events; and
construction-related projects. The commercial use of space or
facilities agreements for these areas includes procedures specific
to the area and require compliance with all terms and conditions of
the particular agreement.
UB encourages and allows the use of its space and facilities for
commercial purposes when use does not interfere with campus
Commercial use of university space shall:
- Advance the mission of the university and not be in conflict
with, infringe upon or delay campus operations.
- Advance and not be in conflict with the university’s
- Conform to federal tax law restrictions on private use of
facilities financed by tax-exempt bonds.
- Comply with federal research guidelines, where applicable.
Commercial use of university space shall not:
- Have the potential for an adverse effect on UB’s
reputation for academic integrity and independence.
- Impinge upon the use of campus facilities for instruction,
research, and public service, which takes precedence.
- Violate existing university agreements with, nor compete or
replicate services provided by auxiliary service corporations,
foundations or other campus-related entities and vendors providing
goods or services on campus.
* When in doubt, contact Procurement Services.