Guide to the SGA
Applying for Money
In order for an organization to fill out an application to receive more than zero dollars from the CU SGA Budget, your organization must have voting rights for both the current semester and the semester before. Once you have established that your organization is in good standing with the SGA and also with the university by filling out an organizational form in Bill Skeat’s office, you can fill out an application for funding. The application procedure can be found in Article V, Section IIIA of the CU SGA Constitution. Even if you are not requesting money, fill out a budgetary request form and put $0 on it. This is required by the by-laws, it also gives you a better chance to get money in the future if you need it. You must turn in the application form that the business manager gives you no later than the beginning of the fourth meeting of each semester. Be sure to get them in on time or else they will not be considered. The request form you turn in MUST include the following information:
- An itemized list of activities and their costs.
- All fundraising profits and all attempts planned with estimated amount.
- Number of current members enrolled as students within organization.
- Signature of your organizations sponsor or advisor and org. president.
- Statement on how the funding requested would impact CU students.
- Statement of other funding received from other resources with amounts.
- Other information your organization deems necessary for consideration.
If any of this information is incorrect or missing, your request will be denied all funding. Your organization must have an updated set of by-laws on record in the SGA office AND the Student Center office. Do not depend on SGA as soul resource of funding, if you do, you will likely be denied funding. Organizations must show attempts to fundraise. You will never receive funding for shipping and handling, banquets, food costs, awards, and dances other than SGA run Homecoming and Spring Event budgets. Do not list any item as miscellaneous, be as specific as possible. You are allowed to submit only one allocation form unless you are granted an exception. The maximum amount you can apply for is $1,500. No more of than $400 of this can be for lodging. No more than $300 of this can be for conference registration. No more of than $300 of this can be for university provided travel, and no more than $800 for other travel expenses. Gas and travel will be reimbursed at university rate. For a complete description on the application process, see Article V of the CU SGA by-laws.