One of Student Governments many roles is helping to distribute the Student Activities Fee to students across the university. This page provides detailed information about the many funding bodies involved in this process as well as other sources of funding throughout the university.
How to spend your allocation:
Money received from any of the Student Government run committees will be deposited into your university RSO account. For instructions on how to spend these new resources, check the ORCSA website or talk to your RSO Advisor.
Along with the Annual Allocations and Summer Fund committees, the Student Government Finance Committee disperses the largest segment of the Student Activities Fee for RSO use. The committee meets weekly to review RSO funding requests, and you can request funds from this committee for an event or even a capital improvement. Itemized budgets are due via e-mail to your group’s RSO Advisor by Friday at noon. Your RSO Advisors will then review your budget before sending it to the SGFC committee. If your budget is not approved by your RSO Advisor, the committee may have to postpone the SGFC meeting to a later date; and therefore, it is advisable for RSO’s to submit their funding requests as early as possible to ensure adequate consideration. SGFC meets Tuesdays at 5 pm in RC #019.
Along with SGFC, the Annual Allocations Committee makes funding recommendations for RSOs. Unlike SGFC, Annual Allocations meets once during Spring quarter to make funding recommendations for RSO events and projects for the following year. Priority is given to funding long-standing or newly-permanent programs that are an integral part of an RSO’s programming; however, the committee does entertain funding requests to new, well-thought-through programs. As an important note, events funded through Annual Allocations are generally not allowed to receive funding again through SGFC. Therefore, it is advisable to only request funding through Annual Allocations for events where budgets are not likely to change. The Annual Allocations process begins in early May with a mandatory meeting of all funded RSOs. For more information about the Annual Allocations process, check the website.
Community Service Fund allocates part of the Student Activities Fee toward events that are focused on community service. Any RSO can apply for this funding even if they aren’t a CSRSO; however events will only be funded where more than 50% of participants are not affiliated with the University. CSF meets twice quarterly, 3rd and 7th weeks. Visit the UCSC website for more information or email the UCSC CSRSO intern at email@example.com with questions. The funding form for CSF can be found here.
Program Coordinating Council (PCC) is comprised of representatives from the 6 PCC Groups (The Council on University Programming (COUP), Doc Films, Fire Escape Films, the Major Activities Board (MAB), University Theater (UT), and WHPK Radio Station), Student Government, and an ORCSA advisor. Only PCC groups can receive funding from PCC. (Conversely, RSOs in PCC may not receive funding from other Student Government committees.)
The Sports Club Fund meets weekly to allocate funding to registered Sports Clubs. The committee meets int the Spring to decide annual allocations; followed by meetings during the academic year as necessary. For more information please email Brian Bock, Athletics Facilities Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only Sports Club groups can receive funding from the Sports Fund. (Conversely, RSOs in the Sports Club may not receive funding from other Student Government committees.)
In addition to representing 2/3 of students on campus, Graduate Council also allocates funding to build community among graduate students. GC decides allocations on at their meeting which takes place on alternate Mondays throughout the academic year in Booth C10. Graduate Council (GC) makes up half of the Student Government Assembly. Requests for funding should be addressed to Grad Council Chair, Michelle Mbekeani, at email@example.com
Uncommon Fund is a large pool of money set aside for funding creative and unique student projects and initiatives. The fund is allocated through a competitive process during winter quarter each year. For more information on the Uncommon Fund, check out the Uncommon Fund website.
There are numerous funding committees on campus that are not affiliated with Student Government. SG encourages individuals and groups to apply to these funds in addition to those we run. Some committees you may consider reaching out to include: Dean’s Fund, OMSA Allocation Board, Campus Dialogue Fund, RSO Catering Fund, and University academic departments.