Student Activities & Leadership

Requesting Funds from the Undergraduate Association

There are four types of funding available from the student government:

  • social, recreational, educational, and cultural trips and activities that are open to and benefit all undergraduate students
  • conferences that support students' career exploration
  • experiential learning opportunities that build on students' studies
  • diversity and inclusion programming that connects to the College's mission and Statement of Respect and Diversity

How do I know which form to utilize?

What Is Being ProposedForm to UtilizeForm Recipient
Activity, event, or trip that is not part of a course and that students are not required to attend; must be open to all undergraduate students Senate Proposal Senate
Conference Conference Request Finance Committee
An academic-related activity, trip, or event that is part of a course and students are required/encouraged to attend Non-Conference Request Finance Committee
An event, activity, or trip that focuses on diversity and inclusion and is open to all undergraduate students Diversity Council Funding Proposal Diversity Council

Students may not apply for both Senate and Finance Committee funds; however, they may apply for Diversity Council funds in addition to their request.

Philosophy of Funding

Read more about the UA's Philosophy of Funding before submitting your funding propoosal.

Proposal Signature Requirements

All proposals for funding must be accompanied by a petition signed by members of the UA. Each petition requires 25 signatures per $1,000 requested (up to $10,000). If funds requested fall between two different thousand markers, the group should round up to determine the number of signatures required (ex. $2,100 = 75 signatures). Requests between $10,000 - $20,000 require 350 signatures. Requests exceeding $20,000 require 500 signatures. The student petition does not ensure that the proposal will be passed. The purpose of the petition is to increase the general knowledge of the student body regarding what proposals are currently on the table with the goal that this knowledge will increase communication between the students and their elected representatives.