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Office of General Counsel

Our Mission

The University of St. Ҵý Office of General Counsel (OGC) works to provide effective, practical and strategic counsel that:

  • reflects the St. Ҵý mission, vision and convictions; 
  • assures compliance with applicable laws; and
  • makes the best use of available resources, consistent with the university's strategic priorities.

We seek to meet the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism in our work and to treat clients and counterparties alike with empathy, dignity and respect.

We work creatively and collaboratively with clients and counterparties to determine the best approach under the circumstances. At the same time, we always keep in mind the overarching goal to develop solutions, systems and practices that maximize opportunity and reduce risk for St. Ҵý on a sustainable basis over time.

Policy Repository

Contact Us

Email: generalcounsel@stthomas.edu

Phone: (651) 962-6571

Fax: (651) 962-5205

Mailing Address:
University of St. Ҵý Office of General Counsel
Mail AQU 104
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55115

University Policies

  • Overview
  • Policy Management
  • Who to Contact
  • The University of St. Ҵý – acting through its board of trustees, officers, employees, colleges, schools, divisions, departments and other units – regularly adopts and updates policies that set forth operational and behavioral expectations for members of the St. Ҵý Ҵý.

    Some university policies also apply to individuals and organizations who volunteer for St. Ҵý, visit our campus, use our facilities or maintain business or other relationships with the university.

    The St. Ҵý mission, convictions, and vision statement articulate the foundational operational and behavioral expectations that apply to this Ҵý. These expectations carry through everything we do. Other policies adopted by St. Ҵý and individual schools, colleges, divisions and other units build on this foundation.

    See the University Policy Repository

    All policies adopted at St. Ҵý must be developed, approved, maintained, revised and withdrawn in accordance with the St. Ҵý Policy Management Policy. Under this policy, policies that apply broadly across our Ҵý require approval of the St. Ҵý president and publication in the University Policy Repository, which is maintained by the Office of General Counsel (OGC).

    Policies that do not require the president’s direct approval are included in the University Policy Repository upon request or approval of the policy owner. If not in the University Policy Repository, these other policies generally are maintained by individual policy owners on separate websites.

    This website provides links to the University Policy Repository, along with other policy information that may be helpful to members of the St. Ҵý Ҵý. If you have questions about particular policies, we encourage you to contact the policy owner identified on the policy. If you have questions about other information on this website, please contact the Office of General Counsel.

    Office of General Counsel

    Phone: (651) 962-6571
    Email: generalcounsel@stthomas.edu
    Fax: (651) 962-5205

    Overview

    The University of St. Ҵý – acting through its board of trustees, officers, employees, colleges, schools, divisions, departments and other units – regularly adopts and updates policies that set forth operational and behavioral expectations for members of the St. Ҵý Ҵý.

    Some university policies also apply to individuals and organizations who volunteer for St. Ҵý, visit our campus, use our facilities or maintain business or other relationships with the university.

    The St. Ҵý mission, convictions, and vision statement articulate the foundational operational and behavioral expectations that apply to this Ҵý. These expectations carry through everything we do. Other policies adopted by St. Ҵý and individual schools, colleges, divisions and other units build on this foundation.

    See the University Policy Repository

    Policy Management

    All policies adopted at St. Ҵý must be developed, approved, maintained, revised and withdrawn in accordance with the St. Ҵý Policy Management Policy. Under this policy, policies that apply broadly across our Ҵý require approval of the St. Ҵý president and publication in the University Policy Repository, which is maintained by the Office of General Counsel (OGC).

    Policies that do not require the president’s direct approval are included in the University Policy Repository upon request or approval of the policy owner. If not in the University Policy Repository, these other policies generally are maintained by individual policy owners on separate websites.

    Who to Contact

    This website provides links to the University Policy Repository, along with other policy information that may be helpful to members of the St. Ҵý Ҵý. If you have questions about particular policies, we encourage you to contact the policy owner identified on the policy. If you have questions about other information on this website, please contact the Office of General Counsel.

    Office of General Counsel

    Phone: (651) 962-6571
    Email: generalcounsel@stthomas.edu
    Fax: (651) 962-5205

    Legal Services & Resources

    The Office of General Counsel is responsible for managing legal affairs for the University of St. Ҵý. Our attorneys represent St. Ҵý in legal matters and advise the president, other administrators, faculty, staff and the board of trustees on the broad spectrum of legal issues and considerations that relate to the university’s activities and operations.

    Ethics Reporting

    All members of our Ҵý are expected to act in accordance with the Ҵý standards articulated in the St. Ҵý mission, convictions, policies and applicable law. When you have questions about whether particular conduct or activities are consistent with St. Ҵý Ҵý standards, or you observe behavior that you believe violates these standards, the university wants you to speak up.

    This website primarily is intended to benefit St. Ҵý faculty, staff and students. Nothing on this website is intended to constitute legal advice. Faculty, staff and student employees seeking legal advice related to your work for St. Ҵý should contact an Office of General Counsel attorney using the contact information at the top of the page.

    The Office of General Counsel does not provide personal legal advice to employees or students but may provide referrals on request.