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Payments for Memberships in Social OrganizationsFIN-ACC-I-70


All Indiana University units and employees.

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Policy Statement

Payments for memberships in social organizations cannot be paid with university funds.

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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.

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Examples of social organizations are clubs, golf course membership dues, sororities, fraternities and civic organizations.

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The source to this policy is:

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-21 on Disallowances for Indirect Cost

The policy was updated in May 11, 2015 to delete text in Procedures section as none is needed.

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