Generally, if a student or university vendor files for bankruptcy, the university must temporarily stop collection efforts relating to that student’s or vendor’s account. Additionally, for a certain period of time, the university cannot impose restrictions generally associated with a defaulted account. For example, for a certain period of time, the university cannot hold a student’s transcript. Because there are restrictions and rules that are unique to bankruptcy, it is important that the university know when a student or vendor has filed for bankruptcy. Therefore, if you receive a bankruptcy notice stating that a current or former UO student or a vendor has filed for bankruptcy, please immediately send that notice to the following offices:
For students, please send the notice to the Director of Student Financial Services at the Thompson University Center, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For vendors, please send the notice to the general counsel's office at 219 Johnson Hall, or email to email@example.com
Although the university is generally exempt from paying income tax, it still encounters tax issues from time to time. These issues cover a broad spectrum of matters, which include unrelated business income tax (UBIT), tax-exempt bond compliance, employment tax, gifts, retirement plans and other employee benefits, employee business expense reimbursements, and a variety of other items. If you are one of the unfortunate employees faced with a tax law concern, please contact Craig Ashford, the unfortunate general counsel attorney who enjoys these questions. Craig can be reached by calling the general counsel's office at (541) 346-3082 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.