Individual memberships are not allowed unless agency membership is necessary, and the purchase of an individual membership is more economical. Institutional memberships should be acquired if offered by the organization.
Lifetime memberships are not allowed. However, a payment for multiple years (no limit on the number of years provided cost savings can be shown) will be allowed with a justification documenting the cost savings to the University.
If late fees or contributions are included in the cost of the membership, they must be deducted from the total cost of the membership before it is paid.
Lobbying fees included in the membership may be paid only if the fund source is Foundation or Agency.
Reason for Directive
To ensure the purpose of membership in an organization is consistent with the statutory duties and responsibilities of the University unit requesting membership, and that the services of the organization provide a direct benefit to the objectives of the University unit requesting membership.
Who must comply?
All University Departments.
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