Maryland’s Public Information Act (“MPIA”) gives the public the right to review and obtain copies of releasable Bowie State University records. The MPIA is found in the General Provisions Article, §§4-101 through 4-601, of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
Two Ways to Submit a Request
- Complete an online request form (see below).
- Print a request form and mail to: General Counsel, Attn: Public Information Request, Bowie State University, Henry Administration Building, 14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715
Upon receipt of a request, the University will perform a preliminary assessment to determine whether university is the custodian of the records and whether the requested records may be released by law.
The university may charge for the search, preparation and reproduction of a public record excluding the first two hours of work. Copies of the records will be provided upon payment of an additional fee of $0.30 per page. Payment for any estimated amount is due before the work is performed. The search, preparation and copying process will begin upon receipt of the total estimated fee. If the actual fee differs from the estimate, the fee will be adjusted accordingly, and you will receive an additional bill or refund as appropriate.Checks or money orders should be made payable to "Bowie State University" and send it to the General Counsel at the address above.