Contact SORC

0208 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-314-7158
SORC@umd.edu

Self-Generated Revenue

Self-Generated Revenue (SGR) is funding that an SGA recognized group has received from an on-campus department (outside of the SGA). Examples of SGR are:

Acceptable Uses for SGR

  • SGR is not subject to SGA restrictions or caps. Some examples of items that are prohibited by SGA but can be purchased with SGR are:
    • Food
    • Items that will be sold by the group
    • Items that are considered giveaways and/or of personal benefit such as t-shirts for individual members, promotional items, etc.
    • Lodging
  • SGR is subject to State of Maryland and university restrictions. Prohibited items include (but are not limited to):
    • Alcohol
    • Tobacco products
    • Gift cards
    • Donations to charitable organizations
  • Purchases and expenditures using SGR must be able to be managed using existing SORC processes as outlined in this training. These processes are:
    • Internal Service Requests
    • Purchase Orders
    • Contracts
    • Travel Expenses

SGR Policies and Procedures

  • SGR is deposited into your account with SORC, if one already exists.
    • Student organizations must have received funding from the SGA in order to be given a university account with SORC.
    • SORC cannot create accounts for organizations whose sole funding comes from SGR.
    • Please note that if your group does not have an account with SORC, you must work with the department that is allocating the money to help you spend it.
  • If you are the President or Treasurer of a group that only has SGR (no SGA funds) funds in your account, you are still required to complete our SGA Financial Officer Training.
  • State of Maryland and University of Maryland spending processes as outlined in the SGA Financial Officers training and this manual apply to SGR as well.
  • You can never withdraw funds from your SGR, nor can you transfer SGA funds into your SGR.
  • You are not permitted to deposit non-university funds into your SORC account without prior authorization from SORC.
  • SGR can remain in your organization’s SORC account from year-to-year. However, groups whose accounts remain inactive for three years will be closed and any SGR in the account at that time will be transferred to the SORC operating account.