Organization and Club Memberships: Frequently Asked Questions
- My work requires me to do frequent entertaining downtown. The facilities at XYZ social club would be perfect for my needs but I'm hesitant to join personally when I would use it primarily for business. Will the university pay for my membership?
- Yes, under appropriate circumstances the university will pay such club dues. Social club membership requests must be approved in writing by the President and the club must not engage in discriminatory membership practices. Employees must then maintain careful records documenting their business and non-business use of the club in order to show that the majority of use is for the university. Non-business use will be considered taxable income subject to withholding. Keep in mind that you must also follow the meal and entertainment policy when using club facilities.
- I'd like to join the Sociey of Professional Whatsits, will the university pay for my membership?
- If it is determined that membership in the society will be of significant benefit to your work at the university then the university can pay such expenses. If the society offers institutional memberships that would allow several employees to benefit, that would be recommended over having several individuals join separately.