Funding Expectations

  • Submit a SGFC Funding Request: (1) Create a budget using the SGFC request form (2) Submit your budget by Wednesday at noon on Blueprint (3) Present budget to the committee (4) Receive your allocation

  • Submit a Purchase Request: (1) Ensure that you have the funds (2) review policy and required documents (3) Assign A RSO member to the transaction (4) Collect payment documents and payee information

We know that many of you were unable to utilize your allocated RSO funding because of the limitations placed on activities and events this year.  Our hope is that your RSO will find fun and innovative ways to utilize some (or all) of these funds to engage your members and the campus community during the Summer Quarter.

All RSO expenses must still be approved by your RSO advisor. Before making any purchases, meet with your RSO advisor to obtain approval and to avoid any delays in reimbursement.

All remaining 2020-2021 RSO allocated funds will only be available for programming through the Summer Quarter, and your RSO advisor will need to approve any expenses in advance. As these funds were allocated specifically for the 2020-2021 academic year, any allocated funding remaining in your account at the end of the quarter will be returned and re-allocated through the traditional Student Government processes for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

In this time of social distancing and remote engagement, RSOs should be prepared to share their plan for advertising and creating a space that is accessible and inclusive of students across varying time zones.

We know that many of you were unable to utilize your allocated RSO funding because of the limitations placed on activities and events this year.  Our hope is that your RSO will find fun and innovative ways to utilize some (or all) of these funds to engage your members and the campus community during the Summer Quarter.

All remaining 2020-2021 RSO allocated funds will only be available for programming through the Summer Quarter, and your RSO advisor will need to approve any expenses in advance. As these funds were allocated specifically for the 2020-2021 academic year, any allocated funding remaining in your account at the end of the quarter will be returned and re-allocated through the traditional Student Government processes for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Given the unique circumstances of a hybrid Quarter, there have been a few temporary changes to the RSO funding guidelines. Before submitting your reimbursements, please keep the following considerations in mind

  • Funded programs/events should be open to all students, regardless of whether they are members of the requesting organization or not. In this time of social distancing and remote engagement, RSOs should be prepared to share their plan for advertising their programs and creating a space that is accessible and inclusive of students across varying timezones.
  • Funds must be used in line with the purpose for which they were allocated.  RSOs who wish to use their funds differently than the intended purpose need to meet with the RSO advisor to discuss.  
  • Allocated funds cannot be donated to outside non-profits organizations.
  • Custom merchandise, apparel, and giveaways will be considered in limited situations. RSOs will need to identify a plan for how these items are being distributed and why it is critical to be purchased now.
  • No alcohol expenses will be funded or approved.

The Student Government Finance Committee will continue to review applications for new events/programming. The funding guidelines above will apply to any applications. 

For more information and to submit your funding request, please visit the CLI website: SGFC Funding Requests

In-person student events must be submitted for University approval before they will be considered for funding. For more information about the approval process, visit In-Person Event Protocols.

The CLI staff has compiled a list of resources and fun activities that you can consider in your planning. You can find more information here:  RSO Virtual Management Resources.

Your RSO advisor is also a great resource in your planning.  We would encourage you to reach out to them directly to discuss your idea.  We hope that every RSO has a chance to connect virtually this Quarter.  You can find your RSO advisor information on your Blueprint page.

Funding Expectations Guidelines

  1. REVIEW THE POLICIES: Check the SGFC Funding Guidelines, Cost Guide, Approved Vendors List, and the Autumn Quarter funding expectations.
  2. CREATE A BUDGET: Your budget should highlight all expected expenses for your event.
  3. MEET WITH YOUR RSO ADVISOR: Discuss your ideas while keeping in mind - (1) The Mission of your RSO (2) Accessibility of your event (3) How it facilitates community-building.
  4. IF NEEDED, SUBMIT AN SGFC REQUEST: Follow the usual process for submitting funding requests to Student Government for review/approval.

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