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Student Org Grants

The ASSU provides a number of grants to support costs of VSOs, or voluntary student organizations, registered with the Office of Student Engagement.

What You Should Know Before Applying

  • There is NO RETROACTIVE FUNDING i.e. funds will not be provided for purchases that have already been made. Funds must hit VSO accounts before any purchases are made.
  • GrantEd is the application site for both Undergraduate and Graduate Grants. Visit the Undergraduate Grants tab on the left side of the screen for more information on how to apply for Undergraduate grants, and visit the Graduate Grants tab for more information on how to apply for Graduate grants.
  • *For quick grants, it's recommended to apply two weeks before event to ensure that funds will be in your VSO's account in time for the event. Funds are usually posted Wednesday following the Tuesday Senate Meeting.

Summary

 

Annual Grants

Standard Grants

Quick Grants

Scope

Large, annual VSO funding over $6000

Medium, ongoing events or programming e.g. cultural nights

Small events or logistical needs e.g. Info Session

When to Apply

How far ahead can you predict & plan?

Winter Quarter,

Weeks 1 - 3

Apply Winter Quarter for funding in the next academic year

Each Quarter,

Monday, Week 5 to Friday, Week 7

Apply the quarter before your events/activities

Every Quarter,

Week 1 to Week 9

Apply at least a week ahead of your event/activity

Approved By

Student Body

Undergrad Senate or Grad Council

Respective legislative funding committee

When Funds can be Used Beginning of Fall Quarter Beginning of Next Quarter 1 - 2 Weeks after Application*

Yearly Cap

Must be over $6000, generally, 5% above previous annual grant allocation

No more that $1,000 per quick grant and $6,000 total both Quick and Standard Grants per year

More info on Annual Grants

  1. All expenses in your request must be predictable. This requirement can be fulfilled by providing either:
    • A quote or an invoice for an expense
    • Proof of historical expenditure related to your estimated expense.
  2. For recently approved student groups, you must be off probation as set by the Office of Student Engagement.
    • Your probation end date should be listed in the contract letter that VSO founders receive after completing the new student organization application process.
  3. If your VSO has a significant number of graduate students or benefits the entirety of the student body, the ASSU may ask that you apportion your budget request across both populations.
  4. Annual Grants should not be expected to cover all expenses your VSO has; as such, FOs should make efforts to obtain funding from alternative sources.