Raffle Guidelines

An event request form must be completed and submitted before any activity associated with the raffle is initiated.

The sponsoring organization must apply for a limited license to conduct charitable gaming with the Division of Charitable Gaming Control of the State Department of Public Safety and Corrections at least six weeks before the date ticket sales begin. Contact the Student Life Office for the license application.

Tickets must be sold at only one price and cannot be discounted (as in $1 per ticket or 6 for $5)

Tickets may only be sold by members of the sponsoring recognized Nicholls student organization.

Value of the total number of tickets sold may not exceed $3,000.

Total value of all prizes may not exceed $2,000.

All prizes must be purchased or donated before any chances are sold.

The sponsoring organization may conduct a raffle (or any other game of chance) no more than twice a year. Total gross sales for all raffles conducted during the school year may not exceed $5,000.

The sponsoring organization must maintain records using the Office of Charitable Raffle Accountability Form for each raffle. Forms may be obtained from the Office of Student Life.

These records must be kept for at least three years from the date of the raffle.