Student Government provides several channels through which student organizations may request funding for programming, activities and travel.
Allocations are provided by Student Government to registered student organizations. Allocations fund general non-programmatic operating expenses (office supplies, copying, printing, postage, etc.).
Program funding is available for recognized student organizations to execute an educational, cultural, or social activity/event that promotes diversity, unity, and campus life. The activity must occur on the SIUE campus.
Past programs for which Student Government has allocated funds include film rental, live speakers and entertainers, dances, and other cultural events. Funding for non-fundraising, on-campus service programs for students and university, leadership development, and other special projects also have been approved at the discretion of the Finance Board. Costs associated with such programs include technical and production fees, advertising and promotion, lodging, security and professional fees.
An organization wishing to receive funding from Student Government must meet with the director of Student Involvement and submit a Program Request Form to the financial officer and appear before the Finance Board and Student Senate. The Program Request Form may be obtained only after the meeting.
Travel requests cover any costs associated with attending or participating in an off-campus convention, conference, program, or academic competition. Each recognized, registered student organization may be approved to travel once per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
Approved travel is limited to national conferences and educational opportunities consistent with an organization’s stated purpose. Student Government will pay for expenses related to lodging, transportation, and/or registration fees up to a maximum of $600 per organization per fiscal year.
Eligibility information, detailed requirements and funding request forms are available in CollegiateLink.