Fundraising is the sale of products, the solicitation of donations, the collection of dues, the charge of admission, or any other means of collecting revenue.
Groups seeking approval for fund raising activities must complete a Fundraiser-Request Form and submit it to the Center for Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) a minimum of five business days before the fundraising activity is scheduled to begin.
All posters and signs used to promote fund raising projects must be approved by SEaL and promptly removed after the event is completed. Groups that do not remove advertising can be subject to penalties.
Approval for fundraising activities will be granted to student organizations and recreation clubs that:
College facilities are not to be used for personal gain by individual students or organizations.
Personal gain is defined as the sale of goods or services or the sponsorship of any fundraising activity on College property by any individual or group that is intended to improve the personal financial status of any person or group of persons involved in the sponsorship of the activity.
Fundamental to this definition is the premise that funds raised on College property are to be used to expand the educational and recreational opportunities for recognized clubs who raise funds on campus, or for legitimate community service activities, and not to financially subsidize any individual person’s interests or needs.
Permission for all fundraising activities is extended only to registered clubs and is subject to the following regulations:
Permission shall not be granted for products and services that conflict with the institutional values of Cabrini College, or with the theological tenets upon which it is founded. Examples of prohibited products include but are not limited to contraceptives, alcohol, and pornographic materials.
The club must pay, in advance, any pre-established fees for venue, permit, equipment rental, and other direct costs.
Funds raised must benefit a recognized club or a bonafide charitable organization. The Community Outreach Office in the Wolfington Center can be of assistance when determining the legitimacy of a charity.
The College reserves the right to investigate financial records of clubs that have been allowed to raise funds to determine if the funds are being used for the purpose for which they were raised.
Fundraising in residence halls is also subject to restriction of housing policies or hall policies relating to location or procedures. All fundraising events that are conducted in the residence halls must be approved by the Director of Residence Life.
As funds are acquired, all proceeds must be deposited into the club’s college account immediately. If the Business Office is closed, clubs may utilize SEaL during regular business hours. SEaL will lock all funds in the safe for one night. However, it is the officer and advisor’s responsibility to deposit the funds the following day into the business office.
Students and advisors may not carry or store funds in their offices, book bag, rooms, or anything that is not a safe or deemed appropriate by SEaL. Within one day of collection, students/advisors are responsible to deposit all proceeds to the Business Office.