The Independent Registered Student Organization (RSO) Fund is for independent student organizations to request financial support for programs/travel that are beneficial to the student body at large. Funds will be distributed for the cultural, recreational, cocurricular, entertainment, and artistic needs of Illinois State University students. Please review the Program/Opportunity Fund Guidelines for complete policies/procedures.
Independent 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).
Independent RSO Program Fund Applications for events/travel that occurs July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020, are now closed.
Independent 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:
Fall 2019 Opportunity Fund Hearing Dates
Appointments available from 5–7 p.m. in 314 Student Services Building
*MUST SIGN-UP FOR APPOINTMENT; NO WALK-INS.
*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.).
Independent student organizations who are using either student fees granted through Program or Opportunity Funds and/or their own funds for an event can utilize this contract if the vendor with whom they are working cannot provide one.