8.4.4 Student Organization Fundraising, Sales and Solicitation

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Effective Date:

4-19-72

Revision Date:

10-25-18

University Policy Statement

The University may grant permission to recognized student organizations to conduct fundraising activities for their organizations if it determines the activities to be acceptable and legal if the fundraising activities fall within all appropriate guidelines contained within this policy. 

The use of University facilities for sales or solicitations for private gain is prohibited.  Canvassing or solicitation of funds, sales, or subscriptions is prohibited on the University campus, in University buildings, and in residence halls, unless prior written permission is granted by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs or their designee.

Funds raised by approved agencies and organizations within the general campus community and the campus proper must benefit the University as a whole and support an educational or public service function.  

A violation of this policy by a recognized student organization may result in termination of its recognition status by decision of the President of the University, upon recommendation of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs or their designee.

University Practice

University procedures shall be established which govern the registration of student organization fundraising and sales plans, as well as the authorization of licensed University marks, in accordance with this policy.  University procedures are also established which govern the sanctions for violation of this policy.  

Responsibility for Implementation

The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for the overall implementation, administration and interpretation of the policy.  The Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility is responsible for administering the Code of Community Responsibility as it applies to a violation of this policy. The Departments of Public Safety and Legal Affairs are responsible for helping to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws.

Scope of Policy Coverage

This policy applies to all student organizations at Eastern Michigan University.   

Authority for Creation and Revision


Minutes of the Board of Regents, April 19, 1972; para. .1097M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, March 20, 1974; para. .1326M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, December 20, 1978; para. .2038M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, December 2, 2003; para. .6194M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, October 25, 2018


Last Review Date: October 2018


University Policy Statement

The University may grant permission to recognized student organizations to conduct fundraising activities for their organizations if it determines the activities to be acceptable and legal if the fundraising activities fall within all appropriate guidelines contained within this policy. 

The use of University facilities for sales or solicitations for private gain is prohibited.  Canvassing or solicitation of funds, sales, or subscriptions is prohibited on the University campus, in University buildings, and in residence halls, unless prior written permission is granted by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs or their designee.

Funds raised by approved agencies and organizations within the general campus community and the campus proper must benefit the University as a whole and support an educational or public service function.  

A violation of this policy by a recognized student organization may result in termination of its recognition status by decision of the President of the University, upon recommendation of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs or their designee.

University Practice

University procedures shall be established which govern the registration of student organization fundraising and sales plans, as well as the authorization of licensed University marks, in accordance with this policy.  University procedures are also established which govern the sanctions for violation of this policy.  

Responsibility for Implementation

The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for the overall implementation, administration and interpretation of the policy.  The Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility is responsible for administering the Code of Community Responsibility as it applies to a violation of this policy. The Departments of Public Safety and Legal Affairs are responsible for helping to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws.

Scope of Policy Coverage

This policy applies to all student organizations at Eastern Michigan University.