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Sometimes the term "honorarium" is used when compensating a speaker or performer.

With GVSU student organization events, an honorarium is considered a small gift or token of appreciation to a non-member (not a student) who has provided a service to the group (speech, performance, workshop facilitation, etc.).  GVSU student organization honoraria are NOT monetary.  Any monetary compensation (including gas mileage) should be included in a Professional Services Contract.

An honorarium gift could include:

  • University shirt or other printed item (coffee mug, pen set, etc.)

Consult with your campus advisor or the Office of Student Life for other honorarium ideas.