The Licensing Department requires all licensees to adhere to the following policies:

Labor Code of Conduct

IMG College Licensing (IMGCL) is committed to improving workplace conditions throughout the world and has been at the forefront of corporate responsibility/labor code issues since they became a focus for many collegiate institutions in the mid-1990s. Since that time, corporate responsibility (“CR”) competency for both the licensed company and throughout its supply chain has become extremely important to many IMGCL institutions. These standards are set by the highest office on many university campuses and are a requirement, regardless of the other favorable factors that might positively affect an application for licensure. A company’s current and on-going commitment to CR throughout its supply chain, as well as its ability to meet the requirements and/or the compliance with the investigations of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and/or the Worker’s Rights Consortium (WRC) will be considered by many institutions as an essential part of the approval and renewal process.

If seeking to obtain a license with institutions that have codes of conduct for corporate responsibility requirements, companies will be required to demonstrate a commitment and capacity for ensuring that collegiate products are made under safe, healthy, and respectful conditions.

If approved as a licensee, most companies will be required to sign and implement IMGCL’s Special Agreement Regarding Labor Codes of Conduct. At this time, the requirements of the Code Agreement essentially involve the following:

  1. Commit to and adopt throughout a company’s supply chain standards and practices that meet or exceed those established by the institutions, the FLA, and/or the WRC.
  2. Provide public disclosure of all factories/suppliers of collegiate products, including suppliers of blank goods.
  3. Communicate labor code standards within the licensed company and with all factories/suppliers used as a source for collegiate product. All factories/suppliers must agree to adhere to these standards.
  4. Audit all factories on an annual basis utilizing appropriately trained internal staff or approved external monitoring organizations.
  5. Where required, register and comply with all FLA requirements, including the payment of annual fees, auditing of all factories/suppliers of collegiate product annually, and establishing remediation protocol if problems are found. Note that some schools may also require auditing through the WRC program.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Policy

The University’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Policy is governed by Executive Memorandum #31. This Executive Memorandum applies to the following individuals:

  1. University faculty, staff, students, and individuals operating UAS as part of University activities at any location;
  2. Individuals operating UAS purchased with funding through the University;
  3. Individuals hired to perform services involving operation of UAS for the University
  4. Individuals operating UAS for hobby or recreation on or above University property; and
  5. Individuals operating UAS for commercial/business use and/or non-University purposes on or above University property.

Read a full copy of this policy on the Business & Finance website.

Political and Endorsement Activities

In order to maintain its integrity as a public institution, it is critical that the University of Nebraska maintain neutrality in regard to any political activity. The University of Nebraska prohibits the use of any of its symbols, logos, or other identifying marks in association with any activity that involves the endorsement, support, or promotion of political candidates or activities.

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents prohibits university employees from engaging in personal endorsements of commercial goods, services or businesses when such endorsements may be perceived as endorsements by the University (See RP-3.3.9 Endorsement of Commercial Goods and Services by the University and University). The Athletic Department extends this prohibition to its staff, coaches, sport programs and student-athletes as follows: They may neither endorse nor be perceived to be endorsing a commercial good, service or business unless university and UNL policy provide authorization, and the endorsement or conduct perceived to be an endorsement is allowed by both the Big Ten Conferenceand the NCAA. The Athletic Department further prohibits its staff, coaches, sports programs, and student-athletes from endorsing specific charitable or non-profit organizations or as approved by the Director of Athletics as activities that support the mission and purpose of the department or the university and/or are supported by the Big Ten, NCAA, or national governing bodies such as the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

Athletic Department Policy Regarding Department Endorsement Activities