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 $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.


Fall 2020 Student Organization Space Allocation and Budgeting Timeline

Fiscal Agent Schedule: The fiscal agent training dates for the Fall semester have already passed, if your organization missed the training then more dates will be available early spring semester. Official dates and zoom links will be added here in January 2021.

Fall 2020 Funding Timeline for Spring 2021 Allocations

*Please review these dates carefully*

  • October 5th: Spring Semester Allocation application opens in ‘Cuse Activities.
  • October 5th – November 6th: Students request space/event estimates from SCPS.
  • November 6th: Budget submissions are due in ‘Cuse Activities by 5:00PM.
  • November 9th: 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).
  • November 16th: The Finance Boards budget decisions will be voted upon by the Assembly during the SA Assembly meeting held virtually at 7:30PM.
  • November 17th: SCPS begins space allocation via the SCPS website.
  • November 20th: Additional submission for spring programming prior to winter break – Applications due at 12:00 PM in ‘Cuse Activities (This will be the first round of special programming for the spring, new budgets can be submitted during this submission period. It will also be considered appeals for any budget that was denied through the first round of Semester Allocation).
  • November 30th: Special Programming/Appeals budgets will be voted on at the Assembly meeting held virtually at 7:30 PM.
  • January 29th, 2021: Special programming resumes. Budget submission deadline available every Friday at Noon to be voted upon by the SA Assembly the following Monday at their virtual meeting at 7:30 PM.

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: jrburgos@syr.edu.

The Student Co-Curricular funding processed has changed as of Fall 2020. This funding process will be transitioning to exist under the Student Association funding process. More information will be uploaded here as details are established. For questions or immediate assistance please email the Office of Student Activities at stactivities@syr.edu

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.