Student Organization Funding
The Students' Association allocates GAF funds to SDSU student organizations through several avenues.
Special Allocation Fund
Special Allocations are one-time funds distributed to help cover the costs of special events and programming, not ongoing operational costs of a student organization.
According to the General Activity Fee Budgeting Guidelines set forth by the Students' Association and the University Activity Fee and Budgeting Committee: Special Allocations are not to support ongoing operational costs. This allocation is requested for use when an organization has a substantial budget shortfall and needs money to support a specific, one-time event.
New Venture Fund
New Venture allocations support ongoing operational costs for student organizations not already on the General Budget. Organizations that receive New Venture allocations are added to the General Budget for the following fiscal year.
According to the General Activity Fee Budgeting Guidelines: The purpose of the New Venture Fund is to help new and existing organizations that are not currently receiving General Activity Fee funds request funds outside of the normal budget cycle.
Speaker Fund allocations help defray costs associated with bringing speakers, lectures, presentations, etc. to the SDSU campus for events open to all students. The Speaker Fund is managed by the University Program Council.
The General Budget consists of university entities and facilities (e.g., Student Union, Miller Wellness Center) and student organizations who receive GAF allocations from the Students' Association to fund their yearly operating budgets. The General Budgeting process occurs each spring semester for the following fiscal year. Student organizations that receive a New Venture allocation are added to the General Budget.
All funding applications are subject to review and approval by the SA Finance Chair, SA Finance Committee, and SA Senate. For more information, questions, or a funding application, contact the SA Finance Chair.
Student Promotion Fund
The Student Promotion Fund is an event-based grant program co-operated by the SDSU Students' Association and the Brookings Chamber and Visitors Bureau. The purpose of the fund is to recruit and sponsor events designed to provide entertainment value and enhance the collegiate experience for students, and to encourage students to remain on campus and in the Brookings community on weekends during the academic year.
Funding applications are reviewed by the Student Promotion Fund Committee, a group of students, faculty/staff, and city and community representatives. The committee oversees the program and allocates funding based on the fund criteria.
Is my student organization event right for the Student Promotion Fund?
If your student organization event will draw attendees from out of town (particularly overnight guests), encourage students to stay on campus or in the Brookings community on weekends, or help stimulate the local economy in some way, you may be eligible for a grant from the Student Promotion Fund. All funding applications are reviewed by the Student Promotion Fund Committee and potential grants are subject to the fund criteria.
How can my student organization apply for the Student Promotion Fund?
SDSU student organizations interested in applying for a grant from the Student Promotion Fund should contact the Students' Association Government Affairs Chair, who can provide a funding application, instructions, and answer any questions about the fund.