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Financial Policies - Fundraising

Table of Contents:

  1. Fundraising for Non-College affiliated Charitable Organizations
  2. Prohibitions
  3. Locations
  4. Additional Restrictions and Requirements
  5. Enforcement
  6. Sanctions
  7. Collaborating with Faculty and Administration
  8. Accepting Donations

For purposes of this policy, fundraising is defined as the collection of money through donations, sales, and/or event programming for the purposes of charitable donation or organizational budget enhancement.

The following guidelines are applicable to all fundraising activities by recognized student clubs at Skidmore College:

Fundraising Examples:

Skidmore College provides the following as general examples of items that may be used to raise funds. Please note that the College reserves the right to review and approve all items.

 

1. Fundraising for Non-College affiliated Charitable Organizations

Fundraising for non-profit, charitable organizations (e.g., The Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc.) having no direct affiliation with Skidmore College are permissible provided that the above guidelines are followed, and:

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2. Prohibitions

Skidmore College reserves the right to restrict all fundraising activities to reasonable times, places, and manners. The following activities are specifically prohibited:

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3. Locations

The specific campus locations listed below have established additional criteria for fundraising activities. All of these areas require additional approval and:

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4. Additional Restrictions and Requirements

Office of Leadership Activities acknowledges that a policy of this nature may not anticipate every possible issue that may arise with respect to fundraising activities. As a result, the College reserves the right to impose reasonable restrictions and/or requirements with respect to the time, place, and manner of fundraising activities. These restrictions may be in addition to, or in lieu of, those set forth in the policy.

Office of Leadership Activities reserves the right to amend these guidelines at any time or as required by College, State or Federal financial regulation change.

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5. Enforcement

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6. Sanctions

Sanctions for violation of this policy by students and/or recognized student organizations include, but are not limited to, restitution, loss of the right to use College property or facilities for activities, loss of recognition for recognized student organizations, other disciplinary sanctions, and other educational sanctions appropriate to the circumstances.

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7. Collaborating with Faculty and Administration

Requests by faculty and administrative employees of the College to raise funds or solicit business on campus should be directed to the Office of Advancement. This includes, but is not limited to, any fundraising or collections for off-campus charities or any open party where admission is charged of all guests for the purpose of making money.

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8. Accepting Donations

Student organizations may accept donations to be deposited by the Office of Leadership Activities. College department donations made to student organizations should be spent out of the respective departmental account and therefore money should not be transferred from a College department into the student organization fundraising account.

Donations received from off-campus benefactors must be received by the Office of Advancement for proper processing, and will be assigned to the appropriate club account after receipt.

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