Intellectual Property Rights Policy

This policy is meant to encourage and support faculty, staff, and student research; to protect the rights and interests of University constituents as well as the University itself; and to provide University constituents with information that will guide understanding of intellectual property and its application at Trevecca Nazarene University. All full-time or part-time faculty, administrators, and staff, student employees, and students, as well as non-employees who participate or intend to participate in teaching and/or research or scholarship projects at Trevecca Nazarene University are bound by this policy.

Trevecca Nazarene University is committed to complying with all applicable laws regarding copyright and other forms of intellectual property. Furthermore, this policy shall not be interpreted to limit the University's ability to meet its obligations for deliverables under any contract, grant, or other arrangement with third parties, including sponsored research agreements, license agreements, and the like.

Questions of ownership, compensation, or other materials covered by this policy shall be resolved by the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration (or his/her designee) in consultation with the University Provost and others, as appropriate.