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1.1   The Board of Regents recognizes that there are legally constituted private organizations whose sole or primary purpose is to benefit The Texas State University System, its Components, or teaching, research and other activities within those Components. For the purposes of this Chapter, such an organization shall be called a "private support organization." Examples of private support organizations include, but are not limited to, development foundations, alumni associations, parents' associations and athletics booster organizations. The rules herein shall govern the relationship between such organizations and the System and its Components.

1.2    Trusts, endowments, foundations and similar entities established by a testamentary instrument for the benefit of the System, a system Component, or an activity of a Component are not considered private support organizations for the purposes of these rules. Such an entity shall be administered according to the provisions of the instrument creating it.