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Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and Sponsored Student Organizations (SSOs) will become eligible automatically for the #CatsGetVaxed organization incentive program upon achieving a vaccination percentage of 80 percent or higher, properly completing the registration process and updating/editing the member roster through BBNvolved. Organizations must be in good standing with the University to be eligible for this program.  

Organizations can register here.

Awards and Drawing Dates

September 29

  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 3-10 member organization
  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 11-50 member organization
  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 51 -100 member organization
  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 101+ member and organization

October 13

  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 3-10 member organization
  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 11-50 member organization
  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 51 -100 member organization
  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 101+ member and organization

October 27

  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 3-10 member organization
  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 11-50 member organization
  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 51 -100 member organization
  • 1 institutional credit award of $1,000 for a 101+ member and organization

November 12

  • 1 catered meal for a 3-10 member organization
  • 1 catered meal for a 11-50 member organization
  • 1 catered meal for a 51 -100 member organization
  • 1 catered meal for a 101+ member and organization
  • 1 tour of the Joe Craft Center (basketball training facility) for a 3-10 member organization
  • 1 tour of the Joe Craft Center (basketball training facility) for a 11-50 member organization
  • 1 tour of the Joe Craft Center (basketball training facility) for a 51 -100 member organization
  • 1 tour of the Joe Craft Center (basketball training facility) for a 101+ member organization
  • 1 tour of the Joe Craft Football Training Facility for a 3–10-member organization
  • 1 tour of the Joe Craft Football Training Facility for an 11–50-member organization
  • 1 tour of the Joe Craft Football Training Facility for a 51 -100-member organization
  • 1 tour of the Joe Craft Football Training Facility for a 101+ member organization

Eligibility and Verification

All University of Kentucky Registered Student Organizations and Sponsored Student Organizations will be eligible for the drawing if they:

  • Are in good standing with the University, meaning your organization has not been placed on suspension or in revoked organization status, by the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Have completed the organization registration process through the Office of Student Organizations and Activities (SOA).
  • Have updated/edited a member roster by September 27, 2021. Organizations who are actively recruiting new member should upload their most up-to-date roster on or by September 27 and make a good-faith effort to supply updated rosters throughout the program as new members are added.

For members to be included in the vaccination percentage calculation, they must:

  • Have received at least their first dose of a Moderna, Pfizer or other World Health Organization approved 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson or other World Health Organization approved single dose vaccine; and
  • Have self-reported their vaccine information at go.uky.edu/selfreport by the close of business on the day prior to the drawing. If you were vaccinated at a UK affiliated site you do not need to self-report unless asked to do so by Health Corps.

Health Corps will work with IRADS and relevant Student Success units, including the Dean of Student office, to verify organization status prior to award dispersal.

General Rules

The potential organization winners of the drawings will be randomly selected from among all eligible organizations and subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the Rules. Upon the random selection of an organization and verification, the organization will be declared the official winner of the drawing.

Prizes for the #CatsGetVaxed organization incentive drawing will be award by size category. Organizations will be placed in one of the follow size categories based on the number of members in the most up to date roster:

  • 3-10 member organization
  • 11-50 member organization
  • 51 -100 member organization
  • 101+ member and organization

Eligible organizations will only have one (1) entry for the drawings.

Eligible organizations will be eligible for all random prize drawings for an organization of their size. All winners will be removed from future drawings. No organization may win more than one prize.

All organizations who are at or above the 80% vaccination goal will be automatically included in each drawing.  

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) are defined as a group of three (3) or more students actively enrolled at the University of Kentucky who share a common purpose or interest and who have sought recognition and been approved as registered under the process set forth by the Office of Student Organizations and Activities (SOA). Sponsored Student Organizations (SSOs) are student groups who have sought recognition and been approved as registered under the process set forth by the Office of Student Organizations and Activities and who have specific departmental or college sponsorship. If your organization falls into this category, you have already been notified directly by SOA Staff.

Organizations will receive updates about vaccination percentage. These updates will come at strategic times throughout the incentive program to allow organizations time to mobilize and promote vaccinations among members. Entry also requires agreement to the official rules of the drawing and agreement to allow UK Health Corps to verify an organization vaccination percentage and good standing status prior to award dispersal.

Members who have received at least their first dose of a Moderna, Pfizer or other World Health Organization approved 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson or other World Health Organization approved single dose vaccine, will be included when calculating vaccination percentage.

Prizes

All prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of the University of Kentucky. Organizations who do not meet the eligibility requirements defined herein are not eligible to win.

PRIZE

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS

$1000 Institutional Credit

Organizations who receive this incentive are required to consult with an SOA professional staff member to determine how the award can be used for the RSO/SSO organization. The follow is a non-exhaustive list of ways the credit can be utilized:

•Institutional Credit with University Events for space rental and/or production service (sound, lighting, etc.)

•Institutional Credit at approved vendor for printing posters, yard signs, etc. 

•Institutional Credit at approved apparel vendor

•Other organization needs identified and approved by SOA staff

The credit must be used before the end of the Spring 2022 semester.

Catered Meal for the Organization

Arrangements for this will be made with SOA professional staff and are subject to university policies, availability, and restrictions of catering partners. The meal must be used before the end of the Spring 2022 semester.

Tour of the Joe Craft Center (basketball training facility)

Arrangements for this will be made through SOA and Health Corps. Tour date and time TBD in consultation with and based on the availability of UK Athletics staff. Depending on organization size, the tours might be broken up into smaller groups to best accommodate a comfortable and safe experience for the tour. The tour must be used before the end of the Spring 2022 semester.

Tour of the Joe Craft Football Training Facility

Arrangements for this will be made through SOA and Health Corps. Tour date and time TBD in consultation with and based on the availability of UK Athletics staff. Depending on organization size, the tours might be broken up into smaller groups to best accommodate a comfortable and safe experience for the tour. The tour must be used before the end of the Spring 2022 semester.

 

Prizes are nontransferable to any other organization.

Alternate Winners

If a potential winner cannot be verified, violates the Official Rules, refuses to accept the prize, or cannot be located, an alternate potential winner shall be drawn and declared the official winner upon verification.

A potential winner who refuses to accept a prize will not be eligible for any future drawings as a part of this promotion.

The promptness and degree of reasonableness of efforts to locate a potential winner or any decision to declare a potential winner ineligible under these Rules shall be at the sole discretion of the University of Kentucky.

Alternates will be used in the order in which they were randomly selected as vacated spots become available.

Funding Criteria Guidelines

These incentive prizes will consist of institutional credit in a specific dollar amount to the winning organization. These funds can only be used to support events/programs on campus - expenses may include room reservation cost, sound and lights, meals through approved vendors, movie licensing, organization apparel, promotional materials, etc. through approved and licensed vendors.

Winning student organizations must meet with Student Organizations and Activities professional staff to utilize the funds during the Academic Year 2021-2022. Funds can be utilized towards a scheduled event or program. If there is not a program or event scheduled, SOA staff will work with University Events staffing to assist the RSO/SSO to schedule their event or program. Funds will not be available after the end of the academic year (May 2022).

Some purchasing and institutional limitations may apply depending on the request. University staff will make best efforts to fulfill the requests or help find substitutions. No contractual agreements, commitments, or obligations will be entered into by RSOs/SSOs or made on behalf of RSOs/SSOs or the institution.

Prohibited Items

The incentive program will not provide funding for the following items:  alcohol, tobacco, alcohol services, non-university approved vendors, subscriptions, taxes, contracts, management, artists, speakers, consulting fees, organizational membership dues, personal gifts, donations or contributions, financial aid, scholarships, expenses incurred prior to receiving the incentive prize, all equipment, awards, trophies, or prizes.

All University rules, regulations, and policies MUST BE followed with respect to events supported by Incentive program funding.

Other Conditions

Acceptance of the prize indicated that the student organization prize winner gives permission for the University of Kentucky and its agencies to use the prize winner’s name and/or likeness worldwide, in perpetuity, for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, notification or permission unless prohibited by law, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised.

Acceptance of the prize constitutes agreement to hold the University of Kentucky, any of its employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors, assignees and agents absolutely harmless against any and all claims and/or liability arising out of the ownership and/or use of a prize. Each student organization prize winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the drawing or use or redemption of any prize.

The University of Kentucky makes no warranty, guarantee or representation of any kind concerning any prize and disclaims any implied warrant.

By participating in the drawing, all organizations agree to be bound by the Official Rules.

These Official Rules are subject to review and may be amended or revised at any time at the sole discretion of the University of Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky reserves the right, at its discretion, to change the prize(s) to be awarded as part of this Promotion or end the Promotion prior to the completion of all scheduled drawings.

The University of Kentucky and any of its employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors, assignees or agents are not responsible for late, or incomplete or misdirected entries, or for incorrect or inaccurate information received, whether caused by the website, or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this promotion.

The University of Kentucky and any of its employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors, assignees or agents are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication failure, regardless of the cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized with this promotion, which may include limitation or inaccessibility of the internet, this website, or any combination thereof, theft or destruction or any unauthorized access or use of this website, or any injury or damage to any device related to or resulting from participating in this promotion or downloading materials from or use of this website.

Any attempt to deliberately damage the promotion website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion or disrupt the purpose of this website is a violation of criminal and civil laws. The University of Kentucky reserves the right to seek the prosecution of and/or damages from any person or organization attempting to do so. Any such person or organization may be excluded from the promotion.