Use of university facilities or grounds for fundraising must be approved by the
Department of Student Involvement. Fundraising, as it pertains to student organizations, is defined as the on-campus seeking of funds or support by a student group from sources other than its
members, including the procurement of supplies and other forms of support; the
selling or distribution of items, materials, products, or services; and the sponsorship of
events where admission is charged. The distribution by student organizations of
materials or commercial publications not protected by the First Amendment must also
I. To be approved, proposed student organization fundraising projects must
comply with the following guidelines:
- Projects may not in any way interfere with normal academic programs or
- Requests should be submitted to the Department of Student Activities at least seven
(7) business days prior to the proposed event.
- The proposed fundraising project must not interfere with existing
university-operated services or contracts. Projects involving the sale or
distribution of a commercially prepared product or service, or a product or
service that may be available through an existing university-operated
service, or through a university contract with a commercial vendor, may be
subject to the university policy on solicitation, and must not violate related
state laws and local ordinances.
- Priority for requests will be given to fundraising activities that are (a)
educational in nature or directly related to the curriculum, (b) for
philanthropic purposes, or (c) for the benefit of a large segment of the
university population. Fundraising requests will not be granted for the
personal benefit of an individual.
- Business Procedures: A contract, if applicable, may not be signed by an
organization for a fundraising activity conducted on campus until it has
been approved through the Department of Campus Life.
- A separate request must be submitted for every fundraising activity.
- Activities involving student organization fundraising or other projects
covered by these guidelines are subject to the following:
- Door-to-door residence hall contact is prohibited.
- Use of the campus mail service is prohibited.
- Fundraising is not permitted in buildings and other closed areas. Fundraising may be conducted only in such open areas as approved by the Department of Campus Life.
- An organization may not use coercive acts that might intimidate those persons from whom support is sought.
- All advertising must comply with the posting policy.
II. Fundraising activities by a registered Georgia College student organization for political, religious, or public issue purposes that do not involve the sale of a product shall be regulated only as to time, place, and manner in the following ways:
- Such fundraising activities may be conducted in certain buildings on campus and open areas such as the Fountain.
- Fundraising activities shall not be conducted in offices, classrooms, corridors, food facilities, and restricted buildings.
- Space request must be made through 25Live and approved before event takes place.
- An organization shall not use coercive acts that might intimidate those persons from whom support is sought.
- Willful failure to comply with these rules will be grounds for denial of future requests and potentially other disciplinary actions.
- Only organizations registered with the Department of Student Activities will be considered for fundraising on-campus.
- Academic classes that require fundraising may be approved through the Department of Student Activities in consultation with the
responsible faculty member.
- All Fundraising Requests must be submitted at least seven (7) business days prior to the day of the fundraiser.