If you arrange a contract or agreement while acting in the scope of your university employment, it is likely a University contract. There must be a University interest at stake. As a State government entity, NC State University is subject to certain legal requirements and restrictions which may impact its ability to accept certain contract terms. It is critical, therefore, that all university contracts be reviewed and executed via the appropriate university procedure.
In addition, the agreement must be within your employment duties as authorized by your supervisors. In general, agreements are not University contracts if they are entered on behalf of a separate legal entity such as a foundation (including those affiliated with the University), a student organization, or another private entity or individual.