I. Whereas most student organizations are not funded by Luther College in any direct way, Luther College recognizes the need for officially recognized organizations to raise operating funds for their activities.
A. The following is a set of guidelines for planning and implementing fund-raisers on campus:
1. Student groups planning to engage in fund-raising efforts in which fellow students, faculty, and staff are the persons from whom the funds are raised must seek and obtain permission from the Coordinator for Student Activities and the Dahl Centennial Union. Included in the category would be on-campus events for which admission is charged, the sale of goods or services, and direct solicitation for worthy causes.
2. College organizations selling products need to also adhere to these additional guidelines:
a. Items must be reasonably priced and represent a fair deal for purchase.
b. Items must be quality products.
c. Items must be in good taste.
d. Items must not be messy, loud, or offensive; they must also be non-disturbing.
e. If items directly compete with the Book Shop, Oneota Market, or Marty’s clearance must be obtained from the supervisors of those operations.
B. Locations for fund-raisers:
Fund-raisers are allowed in specific areas of the Dahl Centennial Union with the approval of the Coordinator for Student Activities and the Dahl Centennial Union. The time limit for each fund-raiser will be determined by the Coordinator for Student Activities and the Dahl Centennial Union in conversation with the representatives of the organization sponsoring the event.
Academic Buildings: Fund-raisers are not allowed in any building that is designated primarily as classroom space.
Residence Halls: Fund-raisers in the residence halls should be cleared with the hall director or the director of housing. Door-to-door soliciting is not allowed in the residence halls.
C. The aforementioned guidelines are not negotiable and all student groups must abide by them. Organizational representatives must meet with the Coordinator for Student Activities and the Union at least two weeks prior to the proposed event (three weeks before major weekends) to review these policies before receiving permission to fund-raise, and sign a statement that holds them responsible for compliance with such guidelines. The student representatives will also need to obtain the signature of the organization’s advisor and the appropriate supervisor if the fund-raiser is in direct competition with any of the previously mentioned services, or occurs during a major weekend such as, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Christmas at Luther, or Commencement.
If a recognized organization wishes to raise funds during a home athletic event, permission must be given from the Athletic Department prior to completing the fund-raising form.
If these guidelines are abridged in any way, the Coordinator for Student Activities and the Dahl Centennial Union may deny future fund-raising privileges for a period not to exceed one year.
D. Organizations raising funds for charity must provide evidence that the funds were received by the charitable organization.
II. Individuals, businesses, or groups not affiliated with Luther, or Luther groups which are not officially recognized, are prohibited from selling products or services and from raising funds on campus.