Payment methods differ depending on whether your group wishes to support a SIPA group or a non-SIPA group.

Direct Charge

For a group wishing to support another SIPA student group’s event or contribute to an activity, the method of payment is a direct charge. To process your request, please download the PDF and email the SIPA Business Office

Fund Transfer

For a group wishing to support non-SIPA Columbia student group's event or contribute to an activity, the method of payment is fund transfer. To process your request, please download the PDF and email the SIPA Business Office

For both forms, please indicate:

  • A description of your request,
  • The chart string (account info) for your dept./group and the dept./group you want to make the transfer to,
  • Along with supporting documentation (i.e. flyer, email, invoice, etc.).
  • The name of a contact person from the group (The contact person should be copied on the e-mail, so they can verify and authorize the transaction).

The Business Office will process your request, not to exceed the amount your dept. /group has agreed to contribute/transfer.

Please note: The transfer of funds between University accounts via any indirect means is strongly discouraged. Accepted accounting practice mandates direct charging whenever possible so that the flow of revenue and expenses can be traced.