II.C. Relationships with Community Organizations

II.C.1. Relationships with Community Organizations

II.C.1.01 Policy

The System provides adequate opportunities for ongoing relationships with community organizations through joint projects, activities, and sponsorships.

  1. Contests and Awarding of Prizes
    Contests and activities which are sponsored by outside community-based organizations and which may involve participation by students or employees or granting of awards or prizes to students or employees may be permitted within the System or at the colleges with prior approval by the Chancellor or the College President or their designee.
  2. Campaigns or Activities for Raising Money
    Campaigns or activities for raising money will be allowed by permission of the Chancellor or College President or their designees.
  3. Charitable Raffles
    A non-profit organization that is a "qualified non-profit organization" for purposes of The Charitable Raffle Enabling Act may conduct raffles to benefit the System or College. Such an organization:
    1. Does not distribute any of its income to its members, officers, or governing body, other than as reasonable compensation for services.
    2. Has existed for the three preceding years and during those years has had a governing body or officers elected by a vote of its members or by a vote of delegates elected by its members or has been affiliated with a state or national organization organized to perform the same purposes.
    3. Does not devote a substantial part of its activities to attempting to influence legislation and does not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office, including by publishing or distributing statements or making campaign contributions.
    4. Qualifies for and has obtained an exemption from federal income tax from the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
    5. Does not have or recognize any local chapter, affiliate, unit, or subsidiary organization in this state.

A raffle is the awarding of one or more prizes by chance at a single occasion among a pool or group of persons who have paid or promised a thing of value for a ticket that represents a chance to win a prize.

 

LSCS Policy Manual Section adopted by the Board of Trustees on August 7, 2008