Because there are both real and implied meanings associated with common terms used to designate the affiliation of two or more parties involved in a single venture, the following definitions were determined and approved by the Board of Directors.
Endorsed by NIRSA
Designates approval of the program’s purpose, organization, and goals by NIRSA (no further participation or involvement should be expected of NIRSA as an association unless otherwise arranged and approved in advance by NIRSA Headquarters).
A NIRSA Sponsor is typically an Associate Member that has agreed to pay a fee or donate essential goods to support a specific event. Examples are a meal, a specific activity scheduled for the event, etc. Sponsorships generally provide substantial financial support. More information can be found in theNIRSA Policy on Corporate Sponsorships.
Offered in Cooperation with NIRSA
Represents a willingness by all parties to combine efforts from initiation to conclusion for the mutual benefit of all participants.