Student organization funding may come from many different sources. Some organizations institute dues or participation fees, host fundraisers or solicit funding from many places including those listed below. Student organization fundraising activities being held on campus must be reported through the student organization database. The Student Events & Activities Center can provide ideas for successful fundraisers.
- Student-Fee-Funded Organizations
- Student fees are utilized to support student organization development and activies. These funds are made available through a number of funding boards, depending on unique criteria (i.e. sport clubs are funded through the recreational sports board). Additionally, some student organizations receive annual funding or fund balance allocation through the Educational Activities Committee.
- Educational Activities
- Recognized student organizations may be able to receive funding from the Educational Activities Committee (ED-ACT) which exists to support the cultural and intellectual community on campus, to address the needs of students who are members of an underrepresented group, and to increase student retention through the contribution of extracurricular programs. For information about applying for or accessing ED-ACT funds visit the ED-ACT website.
- Student Foundation
- Student organizations can apply for funding from the Student Foundation. The foundation will consider funding events, equipment purchases, travel, and more. To apply, pick-up an application in the Student Events & Activities Center, MU 103. You can also email email@example.com or find visit the Student Foundation Website.
- If your club or organization affiliated with a campus department, you may be able to request financial assistance. Some of the key components to a request include showing how the department and students within the department would benefit.
- Community Businesses or Organizations
- You may want to consider requesting funds from a community business or organization (some examples include grocery stores, CH2MHill, banks, HP, new businesses, restaurants). Sponsorship requests to companies or corporations should be made in writing with a professional quality letter or proposal. Include the purpose of the request, the history of the program, type of recognition offered to donors, and instructions on how to make the gift. It is important to follow-up with an in-person visit.
- National Organization
- Some student organizations may find national organizations or grants will support their activities. Use your advisor and other professional resources to help locate these opportunities.