Direct Access to Binghamton University Law Counsel

Policy Information
Policy TitleDirect Access to Binghamton University Law Counsel
Responsible OfficeCampus Attorney
Policy TypeLegal and Compliance
Policy Number902
Last Revision Date9/6/2022

SUNY employs a Regional Counsel whose responsibility is to furnish legal advice to the President and other senior administrators and to be present to represent the University's legal interests . Access to the University attorney is to be handled according to the following policy.


The President has authorized the following Binghamton University administrators to have direct access to the University attorney

  •     Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  •     Vice President for Advancement
  •     Vice President for Communications and Marketing
  •     Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  •     Vice President for Operations

  •     Vice President for Research

  •     Vice President for Student Affairs

These officers are also permitted to delegate to persons in their areas. In addition, the following officers (in bold) are hereby authorized to directly contact the University's attorney:

Office of the President:

§  Chief of Staff

§  Faculty Advisor to the President

§  Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

§  Executive Director of BU Foundation

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs:

§  Senior Vice Provost and Chief Financial Officer

§  Dean, College of Community and Public Affairs

§  Dean, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

§  Dean, Graduate School

§  Dean, Harpur College of Arts & Sciences

§  Dean, University Libraries

§  Dean, School of Management

§  Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

§  Dean, Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science

§  Registrar

§  Vice Provost, Diversity & Inclusiveness   

§  Vice Provost, International Education & Global Affairs

§  Vice Provost, Student & Faculty Development

§  Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education and Enrollment

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs:

§  Dean of Students

§  Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

§  Assistant Vice President for Higher Education and Student Affairs & Auxiliaries

§  Assistant Vice President for Student Success 

Office of the Vice President for Operations:

§  Associate Vice President for Human Resources

§ Associate Vice President and CIO for Information and Technology Services

§  Director of University Center for Training and Development

§  University Police Chief

§  Business Manager, Division of Operations

An individual not listed here who wishes to contact the University attorney must first gain approval from the Vice President of his or her division.