Student Government Association

Office of the Treasurer Fundraising Guidelines

Article Eight - Fundraising

All fundraised money must be turned over to the Student Government Association Business Office on the first working day after the funds are received. Fundraised money must be spent in accordance with the Purchase Order & Checks Statement of Policy. Any fundraised money left in a Student Senate, Student Senate entity, or Board of Student Organizations group account at the end of the fiscal year shall be returned to the group's budget as carry-over funds following verification by the C.S.O.O.S

Fundraised money may not be used until the appropriate paperwork has been submitted. Fundraised money must also be used in adherence with the Purchase Order, Invoice, and Contract Statement of Policy and the Reimbursement Statement of Policy.

Any solicitation requires the prior approval of the Student Senate Executive Board (for Student Senate entities) or the Board of Student Organizations Executive Committee (for BSO groups). Student Communications Board entities are exempt from the provisions of this subsection of the article.  Student Activity Fee may not be directly used to raise funds for any student organization or the campaigning for an SGA position under the purview of the Student Senate.

Lobbying. The Student Senate Executive Board must be informed of any and all lobbying efforts of groups and entities receiving Student Activity Fee monies. No Student Activity Fee or work-study money may be used in any lobbying effort without the express written consent of the Student Senate Executive Board. Student Activity Fee money may never be directly contributed to any political campaign; additional restrictions are contained within the Student Activity Fee Statement of Policy. Work-study funds may never be used for lobbying conducted at the federal level.

Groups failing to abide by these policies are subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, the freezing of group funds, the disciplining of organization officers through VIC procedures, and the group’s loss of the right to sign purchase orders.