quick tab #1-funding for events/travel

There are multiple sources of funding for student events. 

Student Bar Association (SBA) 

The SBA is the student government of the law school and represents the interests of law students generally.  SBA oversees the activities of student organizations and allocates funding to them. For more information on SBA, see the SBA TWEN page.  Application forms can be found here.

Requests for event funding are accepted twice in the fall and twice in the spring.  More information can be found on the SBA TWEN site. After a request is made, the SBA Finance Board reviews requests.  The Finance Board is comprised of the SBA Treasurer, class treasurers, and members-at-large (two per class).

When requesting funding for an event, be careful with how much you request because SBA will not transfer more than the amount approved to your account.  As a guide, SBA suggests that you request $225 for a ThAC and $150 for a lunch speaker.  

SBA funding is reimbursed through the Student Organization Finance Office (SOFO).

Student Organization Finance Office (SOFO) 

SOFO essentially functions as the “bank” for student groups.  Most spending from SOFO accounts is in the form of reimbursements.  Each student group can designate up to three “signers” who can deposit money into the student group account or approve reimbursements.  The SOFO website has links to forms student event funding and FAQs.  If you have additional questions, please contact Scott Senger at scott.senger@colorado.edu or (303) 492-3221. 

Student Fee Committee (SFC)

To request funding for an event through SFC, email either of the SFC Co-Chairs, Katherine Whitney or Zakary Kessler, and include the following information:   

  • Name of club, group, or individual making the request
  • Description of event
  • Date of event
  • Amount requested
  • What the funds will be used for
  • How many people are expected to attend
  • Other funding sources secured, if any

SFC funding is reimbursed through Kari Robinson

United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) Student Group Grants 

UGGS is the primary advocacy group for graduate and professional students on the CU-Boulder campus.  UGGS is a possible source of funding for conference travel and bringing speakers to campus.  

UGGS offers both event grants and outreach grants.  Event grants fund events that advance and enrich the graduate student experience at CU.  Outreach grants engage the greater community.  Each year, grants open at the beginning of each semester.  It is important to plan ahead to ensure that you don’t miss the application windoew.  Policies and procedures and examples of past events can be found here.