A Letter of Collaboration (LoC) is an introductory, general and non-binding agreement meant to initiate relations with a partner institution. It is essentially a "handshake" agreement to take steps in the future towards a more concrete program.  An LoC does not describe detailed collaboration commitments but merely lists areas of potential future collaboration.

As a result of its non-binding nature, no financial obligations should be included in a Letter of Collaboration. For step-by-step instructions, please follow these guidelines for completing a LoC.

A general Letter of Collaboration may be initiated by the partner institution or by OSU. Please note that any deviations to the LoC template may require the agreement to be sent to Contract Services for review. This will result in a longer processing timeline.

For assistance with your LoC, please contact Debbie Parkins in International Programs at Deborah.Parkins@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-1503.  

OSU Letter of Collaboration Template  pdf | doc

(Provides the standard language used for the majority of LoCs)