The University at Buffalo fully complies with the New York State Freedom of Information Law (Article VI, Public Officers Law, as amended effective January 1, 1978). This law was enacted to assure public accountability of state agencies while protecting individuals against unwarranted invasions of personal privacy.
Request records in writing. Reasonably describe the record(s) sought and include as much descriptive information as possible, such as:
To expedite your request, include your contact information (e.g., email, phone number, postal mail address.)
The University at Buffalo can charge for some FOIL requests per Section 87(1)(b)(iii) and 87(1)(b)(c) of New York State Public Officer’s Law. This includes, but is not limited to, charging twenty-five cents per photocopy or an amount equal to the hourly salary attributed to the lowest paid agency employee who has the necessary skill required to prepare a copy of the requested record.