Student Organization Funding Overview
PurposeOne of the purposes of the Student Senate Committee on Budget and Finance is to administer the allocation of a portion of Student Service Fees received by the Student Government Association specifically for student organizations. These funds are budgeted by the University to be utilized for nonacademic programs and services for students. The Student Service Fee committee is comprised of approximately five members from the Student Senate and four staff members within the University. The Committee on Budget and Finance has strict rules and policies by which we operate. These rules can be found in the SGA Funding Regulations Handbook.
The Goal of the Committee is to:
- Appropriate Student Funds in such a way as to maximize their impact for students at Texas Tech University.
- Assist student organizations in gaining access to these funds in the most efficient way possible.
- Conduct a fair yearly budget request process, following the guidelines set forth in the SGA Funding Regulations Handbook and Funding Process Handbook .
Funding Qualifications & GuidelinesFunding is open to all Texas Tech Student Organizations regardless of race, creed, color, sex, marital status, national origin, age, or handicap.
Groups and organizations excluded from funding:
(including, but not limited to)
- Any organization not registered with Center for Campus Life
- Any organization that can be funded by other Student Affairs Departments (ie. Rec Center, Student Media, etc)
- Club Sports/Teams
- Intramural Sports
- Organizations that significantly restrict membership
- Defined as an organization that uses criteria that are beyond the students’ control to gain membership in the organization
Organizations that restrict membership based on anything other than GPA, college, and classification cannot be funded
- Publications (newspapers, magazines e.g.)
- Organizations who receive funding directly from Student Service Fees
Graduate & Undergraduate OrganizationsIn order to determine an organization’s status as graduate or undergraduate, the organization must submit a membership roster with the students classifications included during the application process.
First Year Organizations
- Organizations will be considered “First Year Organizations” and subject to the first year cap if one of the following applies:
- If an organization ceases to exist on campus and then returns
- The organization is newly formed/started
- Organizations who have not applied for funding in the previous 3 years
- Organizations are exempt from the first year cap if one of the following applies:
- If an organization only applies for funding every other year
- If an organization skips a year of funding. However, the organization will be eligible for funding up to the same amount as the last year they were funded, but will not be eligible for an increase
Registration with Center for Campus LifeAny organization seeking funding must be registered with the center for campus life before the funding process begins. Organizations that are not registered with the center for campus life will not be eligible to receive funding. For more information regarding registration please contact center for campus life at 806-742-5433.
- Organizations are not eligible for more than a 100% increase from one funding year to the next.
- Organizations cannot be decreased by more than 50% from one funding year to the next unless the organization is removed from the bill entirely.
Please contact Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that may arise in regard to your organization's allocation or the Funding Allocation Process.