Buildings and Facilities
Policy Governing Lease of University Space or Real Property
Space: Interior space within a permanent or mobile structure.
Real Property: Land or any permanent fixture thereon.
This policy sets forth the provisions under which the University may lease real property and/or make space available for lease to non-University entities, and specifies the terms and provisions applicable to such arrangements.
This policy applies to the lease of real property and/or space in any facility owned or operated by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to any non-University entity for a duration of one month or longer. The University will lease space only on a space available basis and only for purposes that the University accepts as related to and supportive of the University's goals and objectives. The University is not bound or obligated to lease real property and/or space to any entity regardless of the availability of space or land, the proposed purpose of the lease, or the goals or functions of the entity desiring to lease from the University.
- All considerations, arrangements, and approval for the lease of University space and/or real property will be negotiated by the Vice Chancellor for Administration, in cooperation with the affected unit. This function includes identification of space or land that may be made available for lease purposes. In line with this charge, the Vice Chancellor for Administration may designate a "Lease Manager" to represent him/her, and whose responsibility will be to handle certain administrative functions on behalf of the University, the university unit involved with the lease, and the lessee.
Rates, costs, and services
- Charges for leased space will be based according to Rate Pricing Guidelines formulated by the Vice Chancellor for Administration. Lease payments will be payable in advance. The Chancellor may approve exceptions to these conditions.
- An entity that leases University space will be required to use those University services, equipment, and facilities (
furnishings, telephone services, utilities, access control devices, and so forth) that are applicable to the entity's operation unless other arrangements are negotiated as part of the lease. Charges for such services, equipment, and facilities will be based on the University's charge schedules.
- Access to other University facilities and services not directly applicable to the entity's operation (
for example, copy and printing services, Morris University Center facilities and services, health and recreation facilities, housing facilities, and so forth) and the charges or rates for such access and use may be negotiated as part of the lease agreement.
- Remodeling and/or renovation of space leased to an entity will require the prior approval of the University. If leased space is renovated or remodeled at the request of the leasing entity, the University requires at the end of the lease agreement, that the leasing entity return the space/land to a state the University accepts as usable for its purposes.
- The University reserves the right to specify additional terms or provisions concerning the lease of University space or real property.
Initiation, Review and Approval of Lease Agreements
Generally, lease documents will be drafted by the Vice Chancellor for Administration (and/or the designated Lease Manager), with review and approval by University Legal Counsel, the Vice Chancellor of the applicable functional area, the Chancellor and the President. If a lease agreement is not drafted by the Vice Chancellor for Administration (and/or the Lease Manager), the lease shall be forwarded to the Vice Chancellor for Administration to begin the internal review and approval process.
Approved by Chancellor effective 4/21/00
This policy was issued on November 14, 2002, replacing the May 24, 2000 version.
Document Reference: 6A3
Origin: OP 3/12/84; VPA 6/11/86; OP 11/5/90; OC 4/21/00