FN17.   Although a university will not be required to enroll in E-Verify pursuant to federal law in the absence of a qualifying federal contract, there is a growing number of state laws that require employers to enroll in E-Verify.  See infra.   In addition, should the “non-federal contractor” university opt to enroll on a voluntary basis or pursuant to state law, that university may only use E-Verify to verify new employees.