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Request. RSO Business (advances, payments, reimbursements, check requests) will not be managed on Fridays. For RSO use, there are two (2) primary ways to access these funds: Cash Advance and Personal Reimbursements. Conveniently, the Department of Student Life uses one universal form for managing RSO money requests called the RSO Petty Cash / Reimbursement Request Form, located under the “forms” section of www.ksustudent.com. This is the ONLY accepted method for requesting funds from the Department of Student Life.

Cash Advances

The Department of Student Life issues cash advances in good faith to RSOs to minimize the need for use of personal funds for RSO needs. It is the RSO and the requestor’s responsibility to return unused funds, and/or provide evidence that the funds supplied were used in accordance with State, University, and Departmental guidelines for university funds. When cash advance money is issued, the requestor must then reconcile the transaction within 5 business days of the purchase by either returning with original, itemized receipts, supporting documents, and change if the expense did not deplete the $50.00 issuance. Generally speaking, if there is no residual money, the total number of itemized receipts should equal $50.00. Any cash advance that is not reconciled completely will be charged to the requester’s KSU account for repayment. All cash advances and reimbursements up to $50 may be given immediately. Any reimbursement over $50 will be processed so that you will receive your money via check within two weeks. Any cash advance requests over $50 require advance notice of three days. Documentation of the RSO expense must be provided to the Department of Student Life Business Manager prior to any disbursal of funds. Documents required are: • Original, itemized receipts • Brief description of items to be purchased or already purchased • Estimated or Actual amount of purchase to determine amount of cash needed • Date of the event or purchase • Signature of staff/faculty advisor approving use of RSO funds for the expense • Copy of event flyer/announcement Original receipts and supporting documents (flyers, food sign in sheets, etc.) for reimbursement are due no later than 15 days after the event/activity has occurred. If receipts have not been received after 30 days, the Department of Student Life will contact the RSO. If receipts have not been submitted within 30 days after the event/activity, no reimbursement will be made. If the RSO seeks reimbursement for or has purchased an item that has not been approved as part of the allocation or violates any KSU or RSO policy, the student organization’s registration will be suspended or revoked until all matters have been resolved. Reimbursements that exceed $50.00 If an RSO has an anticipated expense that exceeds the $50.00 cash advance limit, or has spent personal funds in excess of $50.00, KSU requires that those payments be issued by a university check. This process that is facilitated by the KSU Department of Business Services is more extensive than the Department of Student Life’s RSO petty cash system and requires a minimum of 7-10 business days to complete; however, there are specific requirements that MUST be satisfied before the university is able to release an official check payment to the requestor: • The requestor must complete both the KSU Vendor Registration Form, and the IRS W-9 form. This form must be completed with your preferred mailing address, social security number, address, and responses to several questions required by KSU for payment processing. • These forms should be returned to the Department of Student Life, along with a completed Petty Cash/ Personal Reimbursement Form, Itemized Receipt, Event Flyer, and Food Sign-in Sheet where applicable. • All information will be processed by the Department of Student Life Business Manager and forwarded to the KSU Department of Business Services for review and payment. REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATION MANUAL 2012-2013| 21

KSU Registered Student Organization Manual  

Policy & guideline manual for Kennesaw State University's RSOs, under the Department of Student Life. 2012-2013.

KSU Registered Student Organization Manual  

Policy & guideline manual for Kennesaw State University's RSOs, under the Department of Student Life. 2012-2013.

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