Office of Community Engagement and Communications

Responsible for ensuring that all schools and portfolios adhere to standards that promote and protect Institute identity; and includes policies regarding Government Relations.

Federal Lobbying Policy

To comply with the federal Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is required to file quarterly lobbying reports and must certify that employees are aware of the rules of the House and Senate regarding gifts and travel.

Licensing and Trademarks

The Rensselaer name and its associated seals, marks, and symbols symbolize the high caliber of the Institute’s faculty, staff, and students and convey the quality and breadth of the Institute’s accomplishments. Rensselaer’s name and marks are valuable assets of the Institute. Faculty, students, and staff share in the benefits associated with the Institute’s name and marks, and therefore also share responsibilities concerning their use.

NYS Lobbying Policy

The New York State Lobbying Act (Chapter 1040, Laws of 1981 and as subsequently amended) requires registration and regular reporting on lobbying activities to the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE).

Rensselaer Brand in Action Guidelines

The Rensselaer Brand in Action Guidelines support the many ways that Rensselaer is The New Polytechnic in advance of the Institute's 200th anniversary in 2024.

Rensselaer Web Content Standards

Use of these policies and standards will serve to promote and maintain Institute identity, consistency, and accuracy and currency. Rensselaer seeks compliance with its Web standards across all websites officially associated with the Institute.

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