Regents' Policies


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UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
114 A and B

Phone: (505) 277-2069

Regents' Policy Manual - Section 7.15: Official Social Functions

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996


This policy applies to expenditure of University funds for official social functions which promote the University's mission.


The University of New Mexico serves as an educational, social and cultural center for the state. The University, its officers, faculty and staff are often called upon to sponsor, support or participate in various official social functions. Because these functions further the mission of the University and because participation is expected and historically has been practiced, the expenditure of University funds for such purposes is necessary, appropriate and in the best interest of those serving and being served by the University.

Recognition of the University as a public trust is a necessary guide for socially-related expenditures. The University's use of funds is subject to public scrutiny. The guiding principle should be that expenditures are for the good of the University and are consistent with public expectations, both in the region and state.

Delegation of Authority

The President shall establish administrative policies and procedures to implement this policy.


Policy on Allowable and Unallowable Expenditures, UBPPM Policy 4000.