Faculty/Staff Purchasing Cards

*Beginning October 19th, 2023 cardholders will receive email notifications to alert when PCard charges have been posted to iO. This notification makes it easy to quickly identify any fraudulent charges and keep track of when charges are ready for review and submission. If you have any questions or are not receiving the notification email, please reach out to pcards@rice.edu.

The PCard is the University’s preferred method for purchasing and paying for goods and services costing less than $3,000 and for travel, business meeting, and entertainment expenses. General purchases $3,000 or more cannot be purchased with the PCard and must be purchased through Procurement in IO.

The PCard is a corporate liability card issued in an employee’s name. This is a benefit to the employee as Rice directly makes payment to the card issuer eliminating the need for an employee to use their personal card and then seek reimbursement.

Rice University paid faculty and staff responsible for making purchases on the University’s behalf are eligible for a PCard. Four profiles of cards are available.

  • Non-travel
  • Non-travel combined with Travel/Entertainment
  • Travel/Entertainment
  • Custodial/Department Card

The Controller's Office is located in the Cambridge Office Building, also known as COB, at the intersection of S. Main street and Cambridge street.

In this building you will find the the following Departments:

The Cashier's Office is a division of the Controllers Office, however, it is located in the Allen Center, directly behind the Cambridge Office building.

Our Location:

Cambridge Office Building
6100 Main Street MS 70
Houston, Texas 77005-1827