Funding Information

The 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 the 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 $12,500.00.

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 $25,000.00.

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.


Fall 2021 Student Organization Space Allocation and Budgeting Timeline

*Please review these dates carefully*

  • September 23rd: Fall Semester Allocation application opens in ‘Cuse Activities.
  • September 23rd – October 15th: Students request space/event estimates from SCPS.
  • October 15th: Budget submissions are due in ‘Cuse Activities by 5:00PM.
  • October 22nd: Hearing questionnaires will be sent out to any groups who have submitted a budget that requires further clarification. (If your group does not receive a questionnaire then no further clarification was needed for the finance board to reach a decision on your submitted budget).
  • October 25th: Budget hearing questionnaires due to Comptroller
  • October 25th-October 28th: Finance Board deliberations in Schine/Virtual
  • November 1st: The Finance Boards budget decisions will be voted upon by the Assembly during the SA Assembly meeting held virtually at 7:30PM.
  • November 2nd: SCPS begins space allocation via the SCPS website.
  • November 2nd – 6th: Appeals accepted electronically to SA Comptroller Via ‘Cuse Activities by 5:00PM on November 6th. 
  • November 6th-7th: Appeals processed, reviewed and deliberated upon by SA Finance Board
  • November 8th: SA assembly meeting at 7:30pm (virtually) to vote on appeals
  • November 10th: All space allocation submissions, due via SCPS website (on-line calendar)
  • November 18th: Students learn which venue/space has been confirmed
  • November 19th: Any remaining space on calendar can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

With COVID-19 still impacting our community, we will try our best to adhere to the schedule as it is laid out above, however this timeline is subject to change as needed. Any needed changes will be communicated out via the same channels that you would find this original calendar.

If you have any questions or concerns please work with your OSA consultant or FASA coach, or reach out to me directly via email at: njones16@syr.edu

For the 2022 Fiscal Year, the Student Association will continue providing the funding, review and implementation of the Student Co-Curricular funding process. The purpose of the fund will remain unchanged, this fund exists to: Provide financial resources for student-generated initiatives that promote and enhance the out-of-classroom experience for Undergraduate Students. To ensure that the co-curricular funding distribution is effective and inclusive, an Advisory Committee will review funding requests for all student-generated initiatives submitted.  The committee will be made up of several staff appointed and approved by Student Association as well as several students also selected by the Student Association assembly. Their task will be to evaluate applications and make recommendations to then be confirmed by the Student Association Assembly.

Application Submission Dates for the Fall 2021 semester are:
September 10th, 2021 at 5:00PM EST
September 24th, 2021 at 5:00PM EST
October 22nd, 2021 at 5:00PM EST
Dec 3rd, 2021 at 5:00PM EST (this deadline will be for funding for events/programs in Spring 2022)

Additional Spring 2022 deadlines will be available.
Applications submitted after this date/time will be considered in the next funding cycle.

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.

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.

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.