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Student Organization Funding Overview


One 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:

Funding Qualifications & Guidelines

Funding 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)

Graduate & Undergraduate Organizations

In 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 Life

Any 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.

General Guidelines

  • 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 with any questions that may arise in regard to your organization's allocation or the Funding Allocation Process.