Funding for student organizations comes from the Student Activities Fees that every registered undergraduate contributes each year. In order to request funding from Student Senate, Student Senate must recognize the organization either as a Media, Budgeted, Allocated or Recognized Organization.
Media and Budgeted Organizations
All Media and Budgeted organizations, recognized by Student Senate, are required to submit a budget proposal in the spring for the upcoming school year with a line-by-line description of the upcoming school year spending. This budget is reviewed by the Finance Committee of Student Senate and then voted on by the Senate body. This budget should include all financial aspects of operation for the upcoming school year. Organizations are required to use the budget template which is available on the forms page. Media and Budgeted organizations do not have a pre-determined limit on the amount they may request in their budget.
Allocated Organizations must submit a budget each year in the spring for the following semester, following the same guidelines set forth for Budgeted and Media organizations. Allocated organizations may request up to $4,000 per year.
Recognized Organizations must submit a budget each semester (at the end of each semester) for the following semester, following the same guidelines set forth for Budgeted and Media organizations. Recognized organizations may request up to $500 per semester