Policy on Soliciting Gifts in Connection with Admissions
Statement of Policytop
The University will not accept gifts intended to influence the admissions process and seeks to avoid even the perception that a gift could influence the University’s admissions process. The purpose of this Policy is to protect the integrity of the University’s admissions process.
To Whom This Policy Appliestop
This Policy applies to any University employee. This Policy does not apply to mass solicitations, such as solicitations that occur through direct mail, mass email appeals, the University’s phonathon program, or similar programs and appeals. Any University employee who violates this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, as applicable.
Policies and Procedurestop
- The University will not accept gifts intended to influence the admissions process.
- In order to avoid even the perception that a gift could potentially influence University admissions decisions, an NYU employee may not engage in a conversation with a prospective donor about a gift to NYU if the NYU employee is aware that the prospective donor has a Family Member in the applicant pool. If the employee becomes aware during the course of a gift conversation that a prospective donor has a Family Member in the applicant pool, the employee will advise the donor that the gift conversation must be suspended until after an admissions decision has been made by the University.
- If the employee becomes aware during the course of a gift conversation that a prospective donor hopes to influence the admissions process with respect to any applicant (whether or not a Family Member of the prospective donor), the employee will explicitly inform the donor that the University will not accept gifts intended to influence the admissions process. The employee will also submit an online form to describing the situation and the conversation. The form will be reviewed by the Office of the General Counsel, the Senior Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success, and the Senior Vice President of University Development and Alumni Relations to determine what additional steps, if any, need to be taken.
About This Policy
Effective Date Supersedes N/A Issuing Authority President Responsible Officer Senior Vice President of University Development and Alumni Relations
“Family Member” means an Immediate Family Member or grandchild.
“Immediate Family Member” means the spouse or domestic partner or person in a civil union or similar relationship, children, or any other family members residing in the same household as a prospective donor.