Shawnee State University enters into many agreements that cover a
wide range of topics, including construction, purchases of goods and
services, research agreements, software licenses and student
internship programs. This page is designed to assist University
employees who manage contracts on behalf of the university.
Questions regarding the
information on this page should be directed to the Office of General
Counsel, (740) 351-3046.
Contracts may only be signed by University employees or officials
who have authority, pursuant to University
5.27 Signature Authority for Contracts.
may vary, depending on the nature of the contract and dollar
SSU employee may sign a contract or otherwise make any promise to a
vendor, consultant or other third party that could bind the
University without such authority.
Anyone who signs or enters into a contract without
appropriate authorization is subject to discipline and may be held
personally responsible for the contract.
Please note that authority to
sign a purchase order or approve a requisition is not the same as
authority to sign a contract.
University Contract Intake and Review Process:
Contract Routing Flow Chart
Contracts Process Checklist & FAQs
Contract Intake Form
State of Ohio Contract Restrictions
General Counsel-approved contract templates have been created
for certain University divisions and situations.
Use of these templates will expedite the contract review
process, although they must still be submitted to
Again, only employees with proper authorization may sign
Used Contract Templates:
Speaker Contract (Student Affairs)
Small Venue Entertainment
Disputes with a vendor that arise after a contract is
made effective, should be reported immediately to the appropriate
division administrator and the General Counsel.