If your student organization is hosting a speaker, band, or other performer, you should use a contract to confirm the details of the event. A contract is required any time payment will be made to a speaker or performer, this includes campus bands.
The Student Activities office has contracts that can be used if the performer does not have a contract of their own.
Event planners should work with the Student Activities office to ensure the contract is completed appropriately and in a timely fashion. Student leaders and club advisors cannot sign contracts and must work through the Student Activities office to obtain the necessary approval from the university's Financial Services office to complete the contract process. This process should be completed at least two weeks before the scheduled performance.
Payment for speakers, performers, and events
When completing the contract process student leaders should also be prepared to gather the necessary paperwork to ensure timely payment for the speaker or performer.
For student performers, payment is made through University payroll. Students not already in the payroll systems will need to complete their payroll paper work with the Payroll office in Brokaw Hall.
External performers will need to complete a W-9 form. This form can be picked up from the Student Activities office. The form should be completed by the performer and returned with the contract. This process should be completed at least two weeks before the scheduled performance.