*UISG has now created the Student Leader Training Incentive Program, a great resource for Student Organizations to receive additional funds. Click here for more information.
The Student Allocations, Budgeting, and Auditing Committee (SABAC) is given a portion of the Student Activity Fee - paid by all undergraduate and graduate students - to allocate to student organizations throughout the year. The allocations are split into four general Funding Periods in order to accommodate for continuous planning rather than requiring one yearly budget. Funding during these periods is for general student organization expenses like office supplies, advertising, and paying for guest speakers.
SABAC also offers funding for student organization travel and equipment purchases. These two items are funded through a separate process called TEA (Travel and Equipment Application). The reason for a separate process is the costly nature of travel and equipment vital to the organization’s purpose, such as tools for mechanic clubs, cooking equipment for culinary clubs, and easels for art clubs.
Another funding option is the Green Initiatives Fund (GIF). This fund was created to support organizations that have projects on their agenda that overall promote sustainable or green practices and outcomes. These applications are reviewed by the Green Initiatives Committee, not the SABAC. The Green Initiatives Committee is comprised of members of the UISG Sustainability Committee.
UISG does not have the funds to fully fund every organization on campus during each funding period. However, we do our best to meet the needs of student organizations. We advise organizations to look at other funding sources on campus (ARH, CSIL Grant, GIF), fundraise, and/or partner with other organizations.
Upcoming Funding Deadlines:
- Funding Period 2: September 22nd, 2017
- Funding Period 3: December 1st, 2017
- Funding Period 4: February 16, 2018
Funding Period 2 will cover student organization expenses through December 15th. Funding Periods 3 and 4 will cover student organization expenses for the Spring 2018 semester.
UISG will allocate equal amounts during each funding period. During funding period 1, approximately $60,000 will be available for allocation. Funding period 2 is expected to come mid-September and fund organizations for the rest of the Fall Semester. Funding period 3 will come late fall and is designed to cover the Spring Semester. Funding Period 4 will come mid-Spring.
Please review FY18 maximum funding standards before applying for funding on OrgSync.
*UISG has now created the Student Leader Training Incentive Program, a great resource for Student Organizations to receive additional funds.