There are five 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:
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 final deadline to apply for SGA-Recognition during the 2017-2018 Academic Year is: Wednesday, March 21st at 11:59pm. ***If you choose to opt-in for review of SGA Recognition when applying for SORC registration, your application is automatically forwarded to us.***
After applying, you can check out this spreadsheet indicating whether or not your group was recognized. Please allow a few days for results to appear on the spreadsheet. If you have any questions or concerns about your SGA-recognition status, please email Ella Breden at email@example.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.
4. Inventory If your group is planning to request funds to purchase Miscellaneous Supplies, Decorations, Office Supplies, Office Equipment, or Wearing Apparel, you must attach to your application an up-to-date record of any items that your group currently holds that were purchased using SGA funds. Below is a template that you may use to keep track of your inventory. Your group will not receive any new funding for physical items unless an inventory record is provided. If your group does not currently own any items that were purchased with SGA funds, you should indicate that in your application.