Registered student organizations (RSOs) are funded in a variety of ways. The majority of groups on campus are funded by some combination of department funding (e.g. Chaplaincy, Recreation & Wellness), SOBAC funding, dues or participation fees, as well as fundraising. Fundraising, defined here, is when registered student organizations raise money amongst fellow students.  

Organization Type Primary Funding Source Additional Funding Source(s)
Academic and Service Fraternities Member Dues Fundraising, Participation Fees, Supplemental Funding
Campus Auxiliary Departmental Funding (Public Safety) Fundraising, Participation Fees, Supplemental Funding
General Student Organizations SOBAC, Member Dues, Participation Fees, Fundraising SOBAC Contingency, Supplemental Funding
Honor Societies Member Dues Fundraising, Participation Fees, Supplemental Funding
Religious & Spiritual Department Funding (Chaplaincy) Fundraising, Participation Fees, Supplemental Funding
Social Sororities & Fraternities Member Dues Fundraising, Participation Fees, Supplemental Funding
Sport Clubs Department Funding (University Recreation) via Sports Club Council Member Dues, Fundraising, Supplemental Funding

Registered student organizations are not permitted to go directly to deans, offices, and/or departments to request supplemental funding. Please refer to the Policy on Support for Student Organizations and Student-Initiated Events and Projects for more information.

Additional Funding Opportunities

(available to all organizations unless stated otherwise)

  • Student Engagement Funding (CCE):The CCE supports students engaged in civic engagement through funding for service projects, educational events, and conferences.
  • Gottwald Speakers Board (CSI)The Gottwald Speaker's Board Fund is an endowment grant intended to assist student organizations in financially supporting efforts to bring speakers to the university. The goal is to create dynamic, diversified programming to positively impact the campus community.
  • Quigg Award (CSI): The H. Gerald Quigg Student Organization Prize for Philanthropy is a $2500 prize designed to honor student orgs for their noteworthy or exemplary philanthropic work.
  • Supplemental FundingThe purpose of this application is to provide a central location for student organizations to submit a request for supplemental funding. Upon receipt of the request, the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) will review and direct requests to the appropriate funding sources (i.e. departments, schools, offices).