Planning your event may involve negotiating through a
contract process. This includes a verbal
and/or written agreement between two groups on payment for a service
provided. In many cases for clubs, this
may look like a performer, speaker, MC, or some other artist who you’d pay to
bring to your event. The Center for Student Involvement is here to help you navigate through these steps so please feel free to contact
us for questions.
A few notes before you
Steps to complete a
As you are event planning, determine possible
needs for contracts. Will you be looking
for a band, DJ, speaker, MC, or some type of artist that will add something
special to your event? Chances are you
may need to agree via contract.
There are two acceptable forms
As you can see, this can be a long process! Start early, give yourself some time to go
through this process and you will be successful. Be sure to seek help from the Center for Student Involvement if you have questions, comments, need someone to walk through the process with
Honorarium and Independent Contractor Form
The following guidelines are written to standardize and control the processing of Honorarium and Independent Contractor payment requests (payments for personal services). A submission of W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification) is required in order to process Honorarium and Independent Contractor payment requests. Honorarium and Independent Contractor forms are used to pay personal services to an individual who currently is not an employee (staff, faculty, adjunct, student) of Seattle University or an individual who currently does not receive a paycheck from Seattle University.
The following is the list of Seattle University's common type of services paid through Honorarium and Independent Contractor forms:
· Music Performer
· Web Designer