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The Office of the General Counsel performs the following services for APU:

Please note that our office represents the university, including individual APU officials acting in their official capacities. Our office does not, however, represent individual faculty, staff, or administrators in personal legal matters outside the scope of their business as university officials.

Requesting Legal Assistance

To request legal review of a proposed contract or agreement, please submit the document to be reviewed along with the following information:

You may submit the document by either emailing us an electronic copy (preferred) or delivering a hard copy to our office. For hard copies of contracts or agreements delivered to our office, please attach a completed Contract/Agreement Request Form. (PDF)

To request any other legal services, or to set up an appointment, please contact our office.

Background Investigation/
Housing and Residence Verification

All student housing, residence verification requests, and background investigations are directed to the Office of the General Counsel.

A charge of $15 per request for this service is due from the student or entity requesting the information. The fee must be paid, by check or cash, to the Office of the General Counsel before information is released to the requesting party. If payment is by check, it should be made out to Azusa Pacific University. A receipt will be provided upon payment.

Fees include the gathering of documentation and/or information requested, collection and retention of Authorization and Release of Information forms dated and signed by the student or employee, and obtaining the proper identification of the requesting agencies or individuals, all while working within the parameters of applicable federal and state privacy laws.

Updated: February 25, 2013