UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 01-03-06
SECTION: University Governance
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 21, 2002 Revised
This policy affirms the eligible parties and conditions under which the University provides
legal defense and indemnification. The following is excerpted from the University of
Pittsburgh BYLAWS. (See Appendix A.)
The Corporation shall furnish its current and former Trustees and officers with legal
defense in connection with any threatened or pending action, suit or proceeding, whether
civil, criminal, administrative, or investigative, to which they are made parties by reason of
being or having been a representative of the Corporation
- Provided the Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer is promptly notified of the need
for such defense.
Furthermore, the Corporation shall indemnify any Trustee or officer for judgments,
damages, settlements, and costs reasonably incurred in such proceedings in the manner
allowed and under the conditions provided by Pennsylvania law.
To the fullest extent that the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as now or as
hereafter amended, permit elimination or limitation of the liability of Trustees, no Trustee
of the Corporation shall be personally liable for monetary damages as such for any action
taken, or any failure to take any action, as a Trustee.
University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education - BYAWS,
Chapter Article VI, "Indemnification." Adopted by the Board of Trustees January 14, 1969,
and as amended thereafter.
The Pennsylvania Director's Liability Act, (Act 145 of 1986), (Appendix B).
Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Section 8364, "Personal Liability of
Directors and Officers," (Appendix C).