In order to lessen the burden on the community and to ensure fundraising activities are successful, the following parameters have been set for conducting fundraisers. These parameters apply to ALL fundraisers conducted by campuses and student groups.
- The campus should not have a fundraiser for the sole purpose of accumulating funds in their activity fund accounts. Fundraisers should be conducted to fund a specific purpose.
- The proceeds raised must then be used for the specific cause/purpose. Example: if a talent show is held to fund a field trip, the funds must be used for the field trip.
- Students cannot be required to participate in fundraisers and cannot be required to raise a certain amount or sell a certain number of items. All money raised must be used to benefit all students of the club or organization.
- Fundraising activities shall not interfere with the instructional program or time.
- Door-to-door sales are prohibited.
- The solicitation of money, goods and/or services from local businesses may be allowed only with campus administrative approval. Campus administration should be sensitive to the number of fundraising activities soliciting directly from local businesses.
- The selling of baked goods or other food items intended for human consumption that have been prepared at home by students or parents/guardians is not allowed.
- Note: Historically, clubs host tax-free fundraisers and taxes are not an issue. If you are not using a tax-free day, please contact the Activity Funds Office for additional tax reporting requirements.