Funding

Student Activities & Leadership Development has multiple ways that you can get funding for your student organization. Funding sources are dependent on a number of requirements and guidelines. Regardless of what you are looking for, we are here to help your organization accomplish its goals!

The Diversity Programming Fund supports programs that reflect the following values: Personal and Intellectual Growth, Community, Learning, Equity & Inclusion, and Integrity. If you feel your program reflects one of these values review the requirements and guidelines to see if you are eligible to receive this funding.

The purpose of the Lead and Grow grant opportunity administered through Student Affairs is to support students in their experiential and professional endeavors outside of the classroom. If you are looking for funding as an individual review the requirements to see if you are eligible.

A Club Sport is defined as a registered student organization that exists to promote and develop an interest in a particular sport or physical activity while also building valuable leadership skills. Club Sports are funded through a yearly allocation process in the Spring semester. For more information on Club Sports funding, visit the Club Sports CampusLINK page

University Funding Board (UFB) allocates a portion of the general fee money to the undergraduate organizations that promote interaction and awareness through programs and conferences. UFB funding is broken into two types, Academic Intercollegiate Competition (AIC) and Registered Student Organizations (RSO). For more information on UFB funding and to review the requirements go to the UFB web page or the UFB CampusLINK page.

Fundraising events can be a great opportunity to increase the visibility of your organization and encourage financial contributions. Information on the University of Cincinnati’s fundraising policies and fundraising opportunities can be found in the Student Organization Fundraising Guide

All reimbursements must have been approved through a Purchase Request before making any purchases. Once approved and the purchase is made you can submit a reimbursement request. Failure to get approval before making a purchase can result in not getting reimbursed.

Reimbursements are available for approved purchases that are made on a member’s personal credit or debit card or using a debit card attached to the student organization’s off-campus bank account. All reimbursements must be approved prior to the purchase being made. To request a reimbursement complete the Online RSO Reimbursement Request Form. More information about reimbursements can be found in the Treasurer's Handbook.

Off-Campus Bank Account

All student organizations that have completed RESET are eligible to open an off-campus bank account. This is especially important for organizations that are fundraising or charging dues so that they can manage and track their money properly. 

Though it is not required, University of Cincinnati has a relationship with PNC Bank and suggests that all student organizations use the PNC Bank branch located in Tangemen University Center (TUC). For more information on opening an off-campus bank account review the Treasurer's Handbook as well as the Tax FAQ document regarding EIN and tax information.

Resources

These resurces will be helpful to review for more information on funding and student organization policies and procedures. Additionally, you can find more information and resources for student organizations on the following CampusLINK pages: Student Activities and Leadership DevelopmentStudent Activities Board, University Funding Board, or Club Sports Board.

Treasurer's Handbook

RSO Handbook

UFB Funding Handbook

Club Sports Handbook

Tax FAQ Document