How to Receive Funding 2017-05-30T13:28:40+00:00

Membership Fees

The USSU recommends that Campus Groups charge an annual membership fee. Membership fees provide a base of funding for the group each year. The USSU has funding available for Campus Groups. However, such funding is not granted to cover operating costs since a Campus Group should be financially independent of the USSU. Funding is granted for special events as outlined below.

USSU Sponsorship

Once you have become an executive member of a student group, you may be interested in applying for funding. The USSU offers to fund all ratified student groups for events, printing posters, catering, and more. All student groups may apply for up to $1000 dollars worth of funding, in the form of credit for USSU businesses, Pepsi products, or in cash reimbursement.

Any request for funding which exceeds $500 will require a brief presentation to the Budget and Finance Committee.

*The USSU does not fund travel expenses, graduation or year-end banquets, or allow funding to be used directly for charitable donations.

Ratified groups must fill out an online form in order to apply for sponsorship.

In total, the maximum amount of combined sponsorship from all sources is one thousand dollars ($1000) per academic year. This combined sponsorship may be split up between three sources with the following constraints:

  • A cash grant of up to five hundred dollars ($500) of USSU monies to be used towards offsetting an event’s budget. Supporting receipts and invoices with proof of payment must be provided.
  • A credit of up to one thousand dollars ($1000) of USSU credit to be used at any of the USSU’s operations.
  • Up to two hundred dollars ($200) of PepsiCo product and merchandise sponsorship. This must be ordered at least a week in advance.

Other Funding Sources

There are a select number of other funding sources available around the University and around the community. Of course, another option is always to attempt to find private sponsorship that has been successful for many groups.

The USSU and Office of Sustainability Fund

The USSU in collaboration with the U of S Office of Sustainability is very excited to announce a brand new student sustainability fund! The fund is dedicated to helping students achieve their sustainable initiatives!

To apply, please click here

For more information, please email