Affiliated Organizations


Consistent with its tax-exempt purposes, the university may, from time to time, establish affiliates that operate as separate organizations. The objective of this policy is to ensure that the activities of the university’s affiliated organizations are consistent with those of the university.

What is an Affiliated Organization?

For purposes of this policy, an affiliated organization is an organization (whether or not a separate legal entity under state law) over which the university has legal or other authority to exercise supervision and control.


The university will undertake to ensure that all affiliated organizations are operated in a manner that enables the university to further its tax-exempt purposes and that is consistent with the tax status of each affiliate. Any policies and practices adopted by the university shall extend to the university’s affiliated organizations to the extent necessary to ensure that the affiliated organizations’ activities are consistent with those of the university.

Responsible Office

Office of the General Counsel
(213) 740-7922

Issued by

Todd R. Dickey, Senior Vice President, Administration
University of Southern California