Payments for Memberships in Social OrganizationsFIN-ACC-I-70
Payments for memberships in social organizations cannot be paid with university funds.
Reason for Policy
To establish the rules for paying memberships in social organizations. OMB Circular A-21 specifically disallows these types of expenses as a direct or indirect cost charged to grants and contracts.
Payment for memberships in social organizations can be made by utilizing an Indiana University Foundation account only with prior approval of the IU VPCFO and may not be of a personal nature.
Examples of social organizations are clubs, golf course membership dues, sororities, fraternities and civic organizations.
The source to this policy is:
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-21 on Disallowances for Indirect Cost