Reporting Requirements

Outside Activities and Conflicts of Interest Tool

If you wish to submit a request to engage in an outside activity, or if you wish to disclose a conflict of interest, please access the Outside Activities and Conflicts of Interest tool in OwlExpress. The tool is located under the Employee Services tab in OwlExpress.

Approval Process

  • Upon submission your request and/disclosure will be sent to your first approver, your immediate supervisor.
  • The form will be routed to each supervisor in your chain of command. The last individuals that must approve the request and/or disclosure in the approval chain is the Vice President of your unit (staff submissions) or Provost (faculty submissions).
  • Each approver has 3 business days to respond to your request and/or disclosure. If an approver does not respond within 3 days, your request will automatically escalate to the next level approver


If your request is denied, you have 5 business days to appeal the decision to the President.