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University Compliance Partners

Cornell University is a large R01, Ivy League, public land grant institution, and is therefore subject to a wide spectrum of federal, state, and local regulatory obligations. The university compliance matrix provides a sortable listing of compliance areas and both the senior leadership and the primary operational areas responsible for the most significant areas of compliance. If a compliance area is not represented or listed below, please contact us at University Compliance for assistance.

Compliance Topics

Compliance Areas

Responsible Office

Employee Benefits

University employee benefit plans administration, including regulatory compliances for health care plans (HIPAA, etc.), retirement plans, tax-deferral regulations, leave programs, and insurance/protection programs 

Senior Director, HR Benefit Services and Administration


Bursar:  Title IV, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, GLBA

Associate Vice President & University Treasurer, Bursar and Treasury


Treasury: Dodd Frank for swaps, Tax Exempt Debt Private Business Use compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and PCI compliance

Associate Vice President & University Treasurer, Bursar and Treasury

Export/Import Control

International shipping, working with controlled goods or technology and sanctioned countries and entities.

Export Control and Compliance Officer Export Control Office

Student Health Services

State and Federal Laws that speak to patient privacy for and access to their Protected Health Information

HIPAA Privacy Officer and Health Information Manager, Cornell Health


Title IV, New York State Aid, Veterans Benefits, Department of Defense Benefits, Consumer Disclosures, Program Integrity Rules, Components of: NCAA Reporting, Program Registration

Director, Office of Enrollment Compliance

Disabilities and Accommodations

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) international standards and ADA Section 508 compliance

Electronic IT Accessibility Coordinator, CIT Accessible IT

State Reauthorization

Point of interface between academic programs and the New York State Education Department; NC-SARA

Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Planning

Information Security

Protection of regulated university data and coordination of breach incident response

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Information Technology Security Office

Environment, Health and Safety

OSHA and Environmental Compliance based on University Policy 8.6

Senior Director, Environment, Health and Safety


NCAA and Ivy League Compliance

Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Compliance & Student Services

Student Health Services

HIPAA Security for Cornell Health student medical records

Clinical Applications Support Lead and HIPAA Security Officer, Cornell Health

Children and Youth Safety

Children and Youth Safety Program Compliance

Children and Youth Safety Administrator, Risk Management and Insurance

Disabilities and Accommodations

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA Coordinator, Facilities and Campus Services Accessibility Information

Disabilities and Accommodations

ADA, disabilities and accommodations for students

Director, Student Disability Services Accommodations and Services

Campus Safety

Missing persons and variety of compliance requirements for police operations

Chief, Cornell University Police

Research - Ithaca-based

Research Integrity and Regulatory Assurance

Chief Research Compliance and Research Integrity Officer Research Services

Research - WCM

Research Integrity and Regulatory Assurance

WCM Chief Research Compliance Officer and Research Integrity Officer WCM Office of Research Integrity

Employment and Labor Law

General employment and labor law compliance, along with management of university collective bargaining agreements

Senior Director, Workforce Policy and Labor Relations

Student Health Services

Non-HIPAA compliances for Cornell Health

Director of Quality and Compliance, Cornell Health


Legal, tax, employment, and regulatory compliance outside the USA - Ithaca

Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of Global Operations and Strategy, Global Cornell

Campus Safety

Clery Act Compliance NYS DOE 129A/B Access Control Program Compliance (Card Access/Video Surveillance)

University Clery Compliance Officer and Access Control Program Administrator, Cornell University Police


Student Immigration

Director of Global Learning


Title IX and other federal and state civil rights compliance

Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX


Weill Cornell Medicine Compliance Liaison to University Compliance Office. Privacy, Data Sharing, Clinical Billing Compliance, Research Privacy, Research Billing Compliance

WCM Compliance and Privacy, WCM Institutional Compliance Office


Export Control Compliance

Export Control Officer, Export Controls Office


Legal, tax, employment, and regulatory compliance outside the USA - WCM

WCM Director, Office of International Affairs

Foreign Gifts

Reporting Foreign Gifts (HEA Section 117)

Senior Director, Sponsored Financial Services Division of Financial Affairs

Accounting and Financial Reporting 

Financial regulations and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); SUNY internal control and financial reporting; domestic tax and payroll compliance

Associate Controller, Division of Financial Affairs

Student Health Insurance

HIPAA for student health insurance 

Director, Student Health Benefits, Compliance and Risk Services

Student and Campus Life

Various compliance obligations across SCL

Senior Director, Finance, Administrative, Enterprise Performance, SCL

Disabilities and Accommodations

Equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations enforced by the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP), including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act

Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Title IX, Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX (OIETIX)


International and Ithaca campus privacy 

Data Privacy Officer, University Privacy

Lobbying - NY State

NYS Lobbying Act and required disclosures

Associate Director for University Relations

Lobbying - Washington DC

Federal lobbying and required disclosures

Senior Director of Federal Relations

State Relations

Government relations with the executive and legislative branches of New York

Associate Vice President of State Relations

Federal Relations

Cornell's interest in and relations surrounding relevant federal government policies and actions

Senior Director of Federal Relations