Streaming Services

Williams College has a business prime account with Amazon which provides faculty and staff the ability to make business purchases with their college purchasing cards. Personal Amazon prime accounts are therefore not eligible for payment with college funds. Subscriptions to other online services such as Netflix, Hulu, Vimeo, Spotify, and Audible, are personal expenses and therefore only rarely eligible for payment with college funds. To be considered a business expense, a streaming service would have to be used solely for scholarly purposes directly related to work at Williams. Therefore please seek authorization ahead of time from the dean of the faculty’s office.