KU’s Policy and Commitment to Export Compliance

It is the policy of KU to fully abide by federal and state laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC), and all other bodies of export and import regulations. With the full cooperation of all faculty and staff in support of these policies, programs, and implementing changes, KU will manage and minimize risks associated with our international mission.  These changes will benefit our university, our growing community of partners, and our future leaders.

In the interests of national security, the economy, and foreign policy, the United States regulates the transfer of certain controlled information, materials, software, technology and commodities. The Department of Commerce, Department of State, Treasury Department and other federal agencies regulate these items, which may require university personnel to secure authorization (a license) before the items or information can be exported to another country or shared with foreign nationals working on or visiting our campus.

As part of our strategic vision to increase international collaboration, KU will implement export and import internal controls that will improve compliance and better support our international mission. Specifically, the University of Kansas will undertake the following:

Establish an Office of Export Compliance (“OEC”). The OEC will initially report to the Office of the General Counsel, and it will advise KU faculty and staff on international export/import controls, provide procedural guidance, and implement training to support international activity.

Appoint additional Empowered Officials pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. These Empowered Officials will act on my behalf to ensure proper controls are in place for protection of export-controlled technology in accordance with all applicable regulations and laws. The Vice Chancellor for the Office of Research serves as the senior Empowered Official.

Implement policies and procedures for international shipping and receiving of material and technical information. Such policies and procedures will assist the university in complying with regulations on the transfer of technology and materials, including the transfer to foreign parties in the United States.

Define new roles and responsibilities for export controls on all campuses.  As part of this effort, KU will formalize an Export Control Team to include stakeholders, such as IT, Human Resources, Campus Police, International Programs, Research and Administration, Finance, Purchasing, and Compliance..


Bernadette Gray-Little