The purpose of this standard is to provide guidance on the requirements for the use of University funds to pay for student-oriented activities using University funds for a valid University business purpose.
This standard applies to all situations where University funds are used.
Direct any general questions about this standard to your department’s business officer or fund administrator. If you have specific questions, please refer to the contacts for fund use guidance listed in Appendix 1 of the University’s Financial Management Guidelines.
Discretionary funds and Student Auxiliary and Student Fee Funds may be used for student-oriented activities (instructional and non-instructional). Student-oriented activities are academic and student-life related events such as new student receptions, scholarship presentations, and student government activities. The purchase of food or beverage for employees is not allowable from Student Auxiliary and Student Fee Funds unless the employee is in travel status per the North Carolina Budget Manual (refer to the Standard on Meals and Entertainment for additional guidance on food and beverage expenses for employees).
The General Fund may be used for certain instructional student-oriented activities if approved by the University Budget Office. The purchase of food or beverage for students is not allowable from the General Fund unless the student is in travel status per the North Carolina Budget Manual (refer to the Standard on Meals and Entertainment for additional guidance on food and beverage expenses for employees).
- University Policy 601.8, Appropriate Use of University Funds
- Standard for Meals and Entertainment
- Allowable Fund Usage Table
- University Financial Management Guidelines
- North Carolina Budget Manual
 Refer to OSBM Budget Manual, Section 5.7.3, “Post-secondary Students.”