The University of St. Thomas is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is not allowed to participate or intervene in political campaign activities in support or in opposition to candidates. The IRS provides very specific rules pertaining to these issues. Violation of these rules may result in the revocation of the university’s tax-exempt status or serious excise tax penalties. Therefore, it is very important that all university employees and students adhere to these rules.
The Political Activity Policy provides a detailed layout of the rules as they apply to the university. In addition, the Political Activity Policy provide the policies pertaining to candidate visits on campus.