The Sponsored Registered Student Organization (RSO) Fund is for registered student organizations sponsored by academic departments. Funds will be distributed for programs/travel which are consistent with the educational goals and purposes of the institution and/or RSO and has a significant impact upon and/or appeal to the student members of the RSO. Please review the Sponsored RSO Fund Guidelines for complete policies/procedures.
Sponsored RSO Funds will be allocated in the spring for programs/travel that occur the following academic year (Program Fund). Any additional available funds will be allocated in the fall for that current academic year (Opportunity Fund).
Sponsored RSO Program Fund Applications for events/travel that occurs July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020, are closed.
Sponsored RSO Opportunity Fund Applications for events/travel that occurs during the 2019–2020 academic year will open July 1, 2019. Fee Board Hearings will not take place until September 2019.
Applications must be the result of one or more of the following circumstances:
*Opportunity Fund hearing dates are tentative, as they are only held if funding remains available.
RSOs that received funding and need to move money from one line item to another must submit a Change in Allocation form prior to making purchases or confirming arrangements with a vendor. The change must be approved by the fee board.
Contracts serve as agreements for payment between the registered student organization (RSO) and a third-party (DJ, speaker, vendor, etc.).
Sponsored student organizations who are using student fee or departmental funds for an event will need to utilize the ISU Agreement for Services for all third-party agreements (even if the vendor provides a contract). For help with reviewing or executing a contract, contact Student Activities & Involvement at StudentOrganizations@IllinoisState.edu.