Philosophy of Funding

  1. Undergraduate Association budgets are collected from student fees. For this reason, the UA exists to serve the student body as a whole. Based on this philosophy, UA top funding priority is to its member organizations whose only purpose is to serve the student body (i.e. Nazareth Commuter Association, Residence Hall Council, Campus Activities Board, WNAZ, each class). These organizations shall in return provide programming and/or services for the students at minimal or no charge. Their goal should be to spend budgets for the benefit of the student body, not to raise money. 
  2. UA secondary priority shall go to recognized UA organizations that are based around a special interest, be that academic, recreational, or issue oriented. These organizations will receive lesser budgets to promote their interest area. Their goal should be to provide programming and services for the benefit of as many students as possible. 
  3. Remaining allocations by the UA shall be to sponsor or co-sponsor events and services for the student body at large, promote leadership development programs for members of UA organizations, host official UA receptions and functions, and for other projects and programming as designated by the Senate. 


  • Organizations not recognized by the UA may apply for funding for projects that generally benefit the student body as a whole by filling out a Senate Proposal Form available in the UA Office. The Steering Committee will judge requests on the basis of this petition and then place it on the Senate agenda, if approved.
  • 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 and $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.
  • Organizations that are recognized by the UA but are unfunded must adhere to and comply with all guidelines set forth by the Constitution.