University Governance, Ethics, Integrity, and Legal Compliance
Subpoenas, Receipt of
ScopeFaculty and staff
Policy StatementOnly designated University personnel are authorized to receive service of a subpoena on behalf of the University as follows:
In the event that a non-authorized University employee receives service of a subpoena, it should immediately be referred to one of the designated authorities listed above, noting who received the subpoena, when it was received, the manner in which it was served, and whether any fees were tendered with it. Under no circumstances is any person, including a designated authority, to agree to accept a subpoena by mail.
The designated authorities listed above are responsible for compliance with the subpoena, and will coordinate with University Counsel and all departments within the University that may have responsive information, and those departments are required to share such information with the designated authorities.
The designated authorities responsible for responding to subpoenas for student records will ensure compliance with FERPA (the Buckley Amendment) in releasing such information, including determining that the subpoena has been validly issued and served, and giving prior notice to the student(s) involved of the University's intent to produce records, before complying with the subpoena.
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Date: September 2005
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