Office of Legal Affairs

Public Records Requests

The University of Toledo is a public institution and, therefore, its records are subject to the Ohio Public Records Act (see link below). 

A record is defined by Ohio Revised Code 149.011(G) as:  "any document, device, or item, regardless of physical form or characteristic, including an electronic record...created or received by or coming under the jurisdiction of any public office of the state or its political subdivisions, which serves to document the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the office."

It is important to remember, however, that not all records kept by The University of Toledo are subject to disclosure.  For example, student education records, patient records, security and infrastructure records, trade secrets, records related to ongoing litigation and any attorney-client privileged communications, as well as others, are all statutorily exempt from disclosure.

To facilitate a timely response, members of the media seeking records may submit requests to Meghan Cunningham of University Marketing and Communications.  All other requesters may submit requests to Stacey Brown in the Office of Legal Affairs. Requests may be made in person, by telephone, or in writing (including e-mail):

Stacey J. Brown
Public Records Officer
University Hall, Room 3620
MS 943
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
stacey.brown@utoledo.edu
Phone: 419.530.8418
Fax: 419.530.8545

Meghan Cunningham
Director of University Communications
University Hall, Room 2110
MS 949
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
meghan.cunningham@utoledo.edu
Phone: 419.530.2410
Fax: 419.530.4618

 

Public Records Requests

SUBPOENAS

If you need to serve a subpoena on The University of Toledo for records or appearance, please direct the subpoena to The Office of Legal Affairs, 2801 W. Bancroft Street, University Hall 3620, MS 943, Toledo, Ohio 43606.

 

Last Updated: 2/22/21