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.
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.