There are three steps that every student group must complete before applying for funds. After successful completion, that student group is eligible to apply for funds for the rest of the current school year:
Update your group's OrgSync profile
Get certification at a Budget Training Workshop.
1. Update your group's OrgSync profile If your group's leadership has changed and you have a new President and/or Treasurer, you must update your group's profile. Please check to ensure that your group's profile reflects the most up-to-date information, as only a group's current President and/or Treasurer are authorized to submit applications on your group's behalf. View the video below for instructions. After submitting your renewal request, you will receive confirmation from SORC when it has been received and approved.
2. SGA-Recognition: Funding from the Student Activities Fee is only available to SGA-recognized student groups, and groups must be re-recognized every school year. In order to be recognized by the SGA, your student group must meet the following qualifications:
Your group must have at least 25 undergraduate members.
Your group must be non-discriminatory and non-exclusionary.
Your group must not charge dues for active, voting membership.
If your group meets these three requirements, your President or Treasurer may apply for SGA-recognition on your group's behalf. The application for SGA-recognition for the October funding period is now closed. If you have any questions about this, please contact the SGA Director of Student Groups, Huw Ball at UMDStudentGroups@gmail.com.
3. Budget Training Workshops: After receiving SGA recognition, a student group's Treasurer and/or President may become certified in the SGA Finance Process by attending a Budget Training Workshop. Funding Requests may only be submitted by certified Treasurers or Presidents of SGA-recognized student groups.
All student leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend a Budget Training Workshop. The next upcoming workshop is listed below: Thursday, November 2, 2017 : 7pm-8pm in the Margaret Brent Room, Stamp Student Union
Click here to RSVP for a budget training workshop so that you can receive some preliminary information. On the day of the workshop, please arrive 15 minutes early, as you must sign in and spaces will fill up quickly.