Payments for Memberships in Social OrganizationsFIN-ACC-I-70
ScopeAll Indiana University units and employees.
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.
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
The policy was updated in May 11, 2015 to delete text in Procedures section as none is needed.