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Funding Information

Information below is intended to be a guide for your student organization to obtain funding.  After reviewing the information below, please contact the Office of Student Activities for more help.

Student Association Funding Information

The Finance Board will make recommendations for funding programming based on the programming capital of organization requesting funds. The amount of funding an organization is eligible to receive will be determined according to the following tier system:


Tier 1: Organizations with little to no programming capital should not expect to receive funding for programs which cost more than $10,000.00.

Tier 2: Organizations that have put on a few successful programs but do not have extensive programming experience should not expect to receive funding for programs which cost more than $20,000.00.

Tier 3: Organizations that have put on several successful programs at the preceding levels are eligible to receive funding for events costing up to $40,000.00.

Tier 4: Organizations that have clearly proved themselves capable of programming by putting on multiple successful programs at each of the previous levels are eligible to request funding for events that exceed $40,000.00.


Organizations can build programming capital by consistently putting on successful events and by collaborating with and learning from larger, more experienced organizations. The success of events and programs for the purpose of this tier system shall be assessed on the basis of their attendance/ticket sales with respect to the expected attendance, in addition to general student body feedback regarding their satisfaction with the event/program. All decisions on an organization’s tier status and funding eligibility will be left to the discretion of the Finance Board.

For more information, please visit the SA website.



Spring 2017 Student Organization Space Allocation and Budgeting Timeline

*Please review these dates carefully* 

January 31st - March 8th

- Students get space/event estimates from SCPS

March 9th

- Budget packetssubmitted electronically to SA Comptroller via OrgSync by 5:00 P.M.

March 25th and 26th

- Finance Board budget hearings in SA Office (Schine Student Center)

March 26th - March 31st

- Finance Board deliberations in Schine Student Center

April 3rd

- SA Assembly Meeting in Maxwell Auditorium at 7:30 PM to vote on budgets

April 4th

- Space allocation begins via SCPS website (on-line calendar)

April 3rd - April 6th (must be submitted electronically by 1:00 PM on April 6th)

- Appeals accepted electronically to SA Comptroller via OrgSync.

April 7th - April 9th

- Appeals processed, reviewed and deliberated upon by SA Finance Board

April 10th

- SA Assembly Meeting in Maxwell Auditorium at 7:30 PM to vote on appeals

April 11th

- All space allocation submissions, due via SCPS website (on-line calendar)

April 18th

- Students learn which venue/space has been confirmed

April 20th

- Any free remaining space on calendar can be reserved on a first come, first served basis

For questions or concerns, please contact Malik Evans, SA Comptroller, at mtevans@syr.edu

Co-Curricular Grant Funding Information

The Co-curricular Fee was developed within the Division of Student Affairs to provide financial resources that promote and enhance the out-of-classroom experience for undergraduate students. In an effort to expand access to Co-curricular Fee funding, the Division of Student Affairs has established an application process for students and recognized student organizations to submit funding requests for consideration. These requests should be for extra-curricular programs, activities, travel, or events that are developed and promoted by students or recognized student organizations only (for departmental funding opportunities please refer to the ‘Co-curricular Fee Funding Application for Departmental Initiatives’). To ensure that the Co-curricular Fee distribution is effective and inclusive, an Advisory Committee of staff and students will be established to review funding requests for all student-generated initiatives submitted. The committee will evaluate applications and make allocation recommendations to the Senior Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs.

**NEW** For the 2015-2016 academic year, the co-curricular application will be only accepted by submitted the form via the link below.  NO EXCEPTIONS

Please access the application here: Co-Curricular Funding Application


GSO Funding Information

Recognized student organizations with a large graduate student membership and/or programs that will benefit the graduate student community are eligible to apply to the GSO for funding. To apply for GSO funding, submit ten copies of the proposal no later than 4 p.m. on the day the GSO Finance Committee meets and send a representative to the Finance Committee meeting to answer any questions that may arise. The Finance Committee meeting schedule may be obtained from the GSO Office.

 For more information, please visit the GSO website.

Recreation Services Funding Information

Recognized club sports teams are eligible for funding through the Department of Recreation Services. This includes facility rental costs, tournament entry fees, league and organizational dues, miscellaneous equipment purchases and payment to referees, judges and instructors. Information regarding club sport funding can be obtained through the Department of Recreation Services website or calling (315) 443-4386.

Fundraising Information

For purposes of this policy, fundraising is defined as the collection of money through donations, sales, and/or event programming for the purposes of charitable donation or organizational budget enhancement.
 
For more information about fundraising, please consult the Recognized Student Organization Handbook or contact your OSA consultant.