Business Activities (AP-02-101)

UW-River Falls Administrative Policy
Policy ID: AP-02-101
Effective: November 2, 1998
Revision: December 2013
Review: 3 years

Policy on Business Activities

Maintained by: ACBF and Controller
Approved by: Chancellor
Next Review Date: December 2016

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Related Activities: The primary mission of UW-River Falls is the creation and dissemination of knowledge. In carrying out this mission, it is often desirable for the institution and its affiliated units to provide goods and services for fees which enhance, promote, or support its instructional, research, and public service functions (including co-curricular activities) in order to meet the needs of the students, faculty, staff and members of the public participating in institutional events.

Business activities shall be established and carried on only pursuant to and in accordance with an authorization and statement of purpose approved by the institution’s governing board and/or chief executive officer. Each business activity shall meet the three following conditions:

- The activity is deemed to be important in the fulfillment of the institution’s instructional, research, or public service mission, without regard to profit;
- The activity is needed to provide an important good or service at a reasonable price, on reasonable terms, and at a convenient location and time; and
- The activity is carried out for the primary benefit of the campus community, but with sensitivity to the total community.

Unrelated Activities: Business activities not falling within guidelines established above may be unrelated business income activities. The institution should comply with applicable laws and regulations pertaining to such activities.


The University responsibility for this policy lies with the Assistant Chancellor for Business and Finance and the University Controller.
The UW-River Falls Chancellor issues this policy in accordance with the Administrative Policy process.
The ACBF is responsible for the administration of this policy. Consult should be sought by Facilities Management and Student Services. Request an exception to this policy by writing to

Sanctions and Appeals Process

Failure to adhere to the provisions of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action as provided under existing procedures applicable to students, faculty, and staff, and/or civil or criminal prosecution.

University Responsibilities

Assistant Chancellor for Business and Finance



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