What do I do if a process server delivers papers related to a lawsuit or complaint?
If a person is trying to serve legal process on the University or any division of the University, you should not accept service of the complaint. The Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs is the University’s “registered agent,” and as such is the only person authorized to accept service of legal papers against the University. You should therefore direct whoever is asking you to accept service of the legal papers to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs.
If you are named individually in the lawsuit and the lawsuit involves University business or any of your University duties, you may accept the service yourself. Upon accepting any papers of this type, contact the Office of the University Counsel immediately.
If a person is trying to serve legal process on you individually and the matter involved does not involve University business or your University duties, you should contact your own attorney for advice.
If you are unsure if you are being named individually when presented with a request to accept service, contact the Office of University Counsel.