Central Station Services
The ASUN Central Station handles all payments, deposits, donations, timesheets, contracts, agreements, grants, club banking, university credit cards, and copy machine codes.
Please visit the forms section for the up-to-date accounting forms.
CLUB ACCOUNTS (Checking, Savings, Credit Cards, etc)
University policy states that all revenues generated by the University and all expenditures for goods and services must be recorded and accounted for within the financial accounting system of the institution. For student clubs and organizations, this means that all moneys collected or raised by the club, including dues, collections for purchases of uniforms or t-shirts, ticket sales, and all student contributions towards events, must be deposited into the ASUN club account, and the funds generated spent from this club account. The use of University funds or assets for any personal, unlawful, or improper purpose is prohibited.
Once your club is recognized, you may activate your account by making a deposit at the ASUN Central Station. No off campus checking, saving or credit card accounts can be created by a club member or an advisor. The University of Nevada, Reno Administrative Manual (Section 1060 page 42)stipulates, "Bank accounts outside the University are NOT permitted for any funds relating to university or university-related activities. If your club has an account off campus, please close it immediately and deposit the money into your individual club account.
Club Signature Card [PDF]
Central Station no longer utilizes Club Signature Cards. When a Payment Request Form is filled out the email address entered into the form must be the email address on file for the current Treasurer or President of the club. If the email address entered does not match the address currently on file payment requests will not be processed.
It is recommended that Credit Card/Costco forms are submitted 24 hours in advance of when the credit card or purchase order is needed. Purchases made by the University Credit Card are tax exempt, and itemized receipts are due when the card is returned. Because Costco does not take credit cards, a purchase order is used as admission into the store and as payment.
A check can be cut for reimbursements to a club member who must be a student or university employee. A request for a check to be cut will take 10-15 working days and can be picked up in the cashier's office on the 3rd floor of the Student Services Building. An original, detailed invoice/receipt must be included as well as NSHE Number. Request for checks can also be used to pay vendors, which require their tax id number and a detailed invoice. Controller's office will not pay off contracts (you need to see the section on contracts). For amounts $2000 and over, a Blanket Purchase Order needs to be used.
Any payment to a vendor that is $2000 and over must be processed through the University Purchasing office which requires a minimum of two weeks' notice. To process a BPO please select check in the payment request form and indicate that the purchase will be $2000 or over.
For use with university departments that do not take credit cards. IPO's require a 24-hour period to be issued. Students can pick up completed IPO's at the Central Station window.
Transferring Funds [PDF]
This allows clubs that receive funds from university departments to be transferred directly into their ASUN account, or for money from a club account to be transferred to another club account or to a department.
Any ASUN Recognized Club/Organization that fundraises is held responsible for reserving a cash box with the ASUN Central Station prior to their fundraiser. Arrangements should be made through the ASUN Central Station (775) 784-6589 at least five business days before your table reservation.
The ASUN Central Station will not provide cash advances or monetary change for your fundraiser, therefore, please make arrangements to collect monetary resources for change prior to the fundraiser. If checks will be deposited, please make the checks payable to the Board of Regents. The organization should deposit the monies to the ASUN Central Station to the club account within 72 hours of the fundraiser. It is advised that the organization treasurer is held responsible for the collection and deposit. If the key to the cash box is not returned the club or organization will be charged $10 for a replacement key.
If your club receives a donation from a business or individual some if not all of that can be a tax deductible for the donor. ASUN has set up a foundation account with the University for all clubs. All or a portion of the gift may be tax-deductible. If so, an appropriate tax receipt will be provided.
Donations fall into three categories. See the Download page for all forms:
- Gift - a donation made without an expectation of a benefit, i.e. Money
- Gift-in-kind - a non-cash donation made without an expectation of a benefit, i.e. Food for event, Equipment, etc.
- Sponsorship (No form needed) - a cash or non-cash donation made with an expectation of a benefit such as advertising.
When paying by check, regardless of the designation of your donation, please make it payable to: "University of Nevada, Reno Foundation" and then indicate on the Memo Line the specific club or organization. If you get a check, you must pickup a donation form from ASUN and have the donor fill it out before you can deposit the money into your account. Donations can also be made online by credit/debit card at University Giving. Please select ASUN Club Account for "Designation" and in the "Comments Box" at the bottom please put the Club's Name you would like to donate to. (Black Student Organization, Circle K, etc.)
**Not putting the name of the club in the comments box will result in the club not receiving your donation**
Receipts from purchases made with ASUN credit cards, checks or IPO's must be turned in to the ASUN Central Station within 24 hours. All receipts need to be itemized, if they are not then they are not considered receipts and will not be accepted.
Any club that fails to submit receipts will not be allowed to request further services from the ASUN Central Station and may be charged $25.00 for cancellation of credit cards.
If your club needs to make a deposit into your club account please take the cash or check (made out to "Board of Regents" with club name in "Memo Line") to the ASUN Central Station. You will receive a receipt for your records.
It is the responsibility of the club treasurer to keep track of club financial activity and account balances. Club balances and activity sheets are available to the club president or treasurer at the Central Station upon request.
Contracts, Agreements, and Grants
All contracts, agreements, and grants must FIRST go to the ASUN Central Station so the appropriate university personnel's signature can be on the contact, agreement or grant. The authority is invested only in the UNR Controller.
Any and all contracts, agreements, or grants without appropriate prior approval are null and void and do not represent an obligation on the part of the university or ASUN/Student Engagement to make payment. This includes all contracts, agreements, or grants paid out of all university accounts including student club accounts, funds granted to clubs by ASUN, etc. Please contact the office at (775) 784-6589 or email@example.com before you move forward with your activity.