A student organization may accept financial assistance (i.e., money, products, or service) from an agency, company, or business that is not a part of the University under these conditions:
The student organization may not imply any endorsement, nor connection between Purdue University and any product, service, agency, or business.
- All advertising and promotional material must clearly and dominantly indicate that the student organization is the sponsor. An outside source giving significant financial assistance may be recognized as a supporter through the use of the words "with support from." The Business Office for Student Organizations determines the extent to which financial assistance is significant.
- The student organization must manage all advertising and promotions.
- The student organization may not permit the free distribution of an outside source's commercial product on campus if the activity is open to the public.
- If commercial sponsorship of a student organization is from a business that primarily involves the production, sale, distribution or serving of alcoholic beverages, that acknowledgement must contain a clearly identifiable message from the outside source promoting responsible drinking.
- If commercial sponsorship of a student organization is from a business that primarily involves the production, sale, or distribution of tobacco products, that acknowledgement must contain a clearly identifiable Surgeon General's warning about the health risks associated with the use of tobacco.
- Before any commitment is made to accept financial assistance from an outside source, the student organization must secure a contract with the outside source, and the contract must be approved by the Business Office for Student Organizations.
- Whenever an outside source plans to provide a product or service, both the student organization and the outside source must agree to write into the contract a liability statement that is satisfactory to the staff of the Business Office for Student Organizations.