Funding an event

Funding an event

While student organizers are in the process of registering an event and identifying potential locations, it is also recommended that the students begin the funding process. An organization should create a detailed budget for the event and review their current financial status.  If the organization does not need additional financial support, they can begin the financial paperwork.  If the organization does need additional financial support they should research potential options.  There may be a number of funding sources available depending on the scope of the event and the co-sponsorships established.  In many instances, requests for funding are pursued while the event registration process is underway.  Please review the following option for student group funding:

  • Office of Student Activities
  • Other club/organizations* (please be mindful of the organization's mission)
  • Academic Departments
  • Campus Departments
  • Lectures and Concerts (proposals are submitted in March for the following academic year)

If the organization cannot identify additional funding sources, fundraiser can be used to supplement their event budget.  Please visit the Office of Student Activites for fundraising resources.

*The Office of Student Activities strongly suggests student organizations that plan to co-sponsor an event review the Co-Sponsorship Checklist and complete the Co-Sponsorship Agreement.

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