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Student Life and Engagement > Student Organizations > Funding Opportunities > Requesting Funding from Student Affairs
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Securing Funding For Your Event

The Office of Student Affairs offers a quarterly funding source for registered student organizations. This funding source is designed to serve as a monetary support for student programming, academic learning and social networking. Please note the following process for requesting and securing funding for your event.

  • A completed Funding Request Form must be submitted by the registered student organizations at least one week prior to the program or event date. Forms may be submitted electronically via e-mail to the Assistant Director or in person to Suite 984, Armour Academic Center.

  • Separate requests must be submitted for each program or event.

  • Students will not be allocated funding for more than three events per quarter. The maximum amount allocated is $500 per quarter. Not all allocation requests will be funded.

  • NEW! Student organizations must include tip in their funding request. Please use the following chart as a guide for tip:

    $0-$100: $5 tip

    $101-$300: $10 tip

    $301-$500: $15 tip

  • The Funding Request Form must be completed in its entirety (Project Description and Funding Request Part A) for consideration.

  • Student organizations will be notified of the allocation decision via e-mail within two days of request submission.

  • Rush University will not pay sales tax. A tax-exempt letter is available in the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Funds may not be used for food at organization meetings, student travel, salaries, fundraisers or cash prizes. Funds may be used for labor costs, rental fees, food at programs or events, movies, etc. Please note the Office of Student Affairs has the right to deny funding requests for events it does not feel are appropriate to fund.

  • Deadlines for funding requests will be established at the end of each quarter. Please note the following deadlines for 2010-2011:

    Fall 2010: Friday, December 3, 2010

    Winter 2011: Friday, March 4, 2011

    Spring 2011: Friday, June 3, 2011

    Summer 2011: Friday, August 12, 2011

Please note organizations that exceed the allocated budget will be responsible for paying any extra balances and may lose future funding privileges.

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