The University of Wollongong

Conditions for Use of University's Name 

1. Commercial Activities

The name of the University or of a section thereof shall not be used in connection with any outside activity of a business or commercial nature, except with the prior consent of the Council. The Council will not give such consent if the use of the name is in any way related to advertising, and may, in its absolute discretion, give or withhold its consent in any other case after considering the application for consent and any other matters which it may consider relevant.

2. Public Statements by Members of the University Staff

(1) Official statements in the name of the University shall be authorised by the Council, the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor or the University Secretary.

(2) All staff members have the right to express their views publicly on any matter as private citizens. Statements made or letters written in this context should not include the name and address of the University (or any part of it, e.g. University Department/Faculty) or the member's University title.

(3) The use of the University's address and University title is appropriate, where a staff member wishes to make a comment, either written or oral, which relates directly to the academic discipline in which he or she holds appointment.

(4) Where doubt exists about the appropriateness of using the University title or name, the staff member should, in the first instance, discuss the matter with the Vice-Chancellor.



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