A stated goal in the University Strategic plan is an increase in engagement, service learning, and community service, which resulted in the formation of the Office of Engagement and the Boiler Volunteer Network. This modification of our existing practice serves to not only support student organizations but also the Strategic Plan. In support of the mission of Business Services in regards to offering thoughtful guidance and delivering quality service, and the mission of ODOS in regards to providing students with worthwhile experiences, it is important to respond to this increased interest in split charitable activities. Since January 12, 2004, student organizations have been able to conduct split fundraiser/charity activities. Split charity events may be defined as a certain percentage split of net proceeds between the student organization and charity.
Stipulations for a split charity
- The charity must receive at least 50% of net proceeds.
- The sponsoring organization must clearly advertise the manner in which the charity will be receiving funds, subject to approval by ODOS.
- A written acknowledgement and approval of the split proceeds by the charity organization representative must be received by ODOS prior to approval of the Event Planning Form (click here for sample letter). The approval by the charity and the percentage of the split must be noted on the Event Planning Form prior to submission to BOSO.
- Fraternities, sororities, and cooperative housing organizations that do not maintain accounts with BOSO must give their portion of net proceeds to their respective governing council (i.e., Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, and Purdue Cooperative Council).
- All cash receipts collected in connection with a charity activity must be deposited to a charity account established by BOSO according to University cash handling procedures.
- Any questions or issues regarding the percentage of the split, as approved on the Event Planning From, will be addressed by ODOS.