Guidelines and Policies
- Student organizations are permitted to sponsor fund raising activities. Only recognized and registered student organizations may sponsor a fund raising activity on campus and/or using University resources. By holding a fund raising event, the organization assumes all responsibility and liability for the event. Fund raising activities must be consistent with the policies of Ohio University, and comply with all local, state, and federal laws and ordinances. The University's definition of an income-producing project is, "any project which produces income including that which involves the sale of tickets; any article of voluntary contribution." Income-producing projects include, but are not limited to, bake sales, movies, dances, raffles, contributions, and sale of foods, beverages, or snacks. Credit card application and promotion requests are not allowed as fund raising activities.
All monies generated from fund raising events must be deposited in the organization’s bank account at the Bursar’s Office within 24 hours. Funds raised by recognized student organizations may be expended in any manner that is consistent with the purpose of the organization. Financial planning for an organization should be developed around the concept of providing the proper funding necessary for obtaining the goals of the organization as a whole. Plans for fund raising projects should be discussed with and approved by the organization’s Advisor.
Additional fund raising policy for particular events, such as food/beverage sale, raffle ticket sale, solicitation is available in the Guidelines and Policies Affecting Organizations.