Fundraising Policy

Click here for the Club Fundraiser Application Form (PDF). All forms must be completed, signed and submitted to the Office of Student Activities.

Please note:

  • Only recognized organizations by the Philadelphia University SGA or of the University as a whole can fundraise on campus.
  • All fundraisers must avoid demeaning sexual, racial or other discriminatory references, and will not promote the abuse of alcohol.
  • Recognized campus organizations that have a history of running certain fundraising events at Philadelphia University, will get priority for that event year-to-year. Examples include the Sigma Nu Bike for Cure; Delta Phi Epsilon’s Vacuum-a-thon, etc.
  • SGA recognized organizations must fill out a Fundraiser Application Form. The form must be approved and signed by the Director of Student Activities.
  • Proper reservations must be made to reserve event areas.
  • All requests must clearly state where funds will go.
  • Fundraisers made in conjunction with larger events will be considered.
  • Charity Tie-Ins: Soliciting funds for Campus Groups and tying them into Charity fundraisers are acceptable.
  • Raffles: Raffles may offer cash as a prize. Other gambling type fund-raisers (such as 50/50 splits, etc.) are acceptable. Casino Nights can be approved if participants are not exchanging cash in anyway.
  • Sales: Sales of products by PhilaU organizations are permitted. Sales for fund-raising (poster sales, charity donations, etc), auctions, or selling merchandise (CD’s, shirts, food, etc) as a part of an event is permitted.
  • Pledge Based: Pledge based fundraisers such as bowl-a-thons, Jog-A-Thons will be considered but must be approved.
  • Contracted Sales: PhilaU clubs and organizations may contract with outside vendors for on-campus sales subject to approval by the Department of Student Activities where such sales are consistent with guidelines publicized by that office. Sales of insurance and credit cards are NOT permitted.
  • Services: The most desirable fundraisers are service fundraisers such as car washes, vacuum-a-thons, etc.
  • If food products are being sold in either the Common Thread or Ravenhill Dining Hall, Dining Services must first approve them.
  • All monies collected must be deposited into the organizations account or distributed as outlined on this form. If these guidelines are not followed the organization and/or individuals can be investigated for mismanagement of funds. This could lead to disciplinary actions.
  • Fundraising suggestions: Car Washes, Coupon Sales, Guessing Games (guess the number of…), Flower Sales, Bake Sales, T-Shirt Sales, etc.

Office of Student Activities
Phone: 215.951.2744
Fax: 215.951.2615