There are multiple sources of funding for student events. Student groups planning events that qualify for SBA funding should seek SBA funding before making a request for funding from the SFC. Note that this information may change slightly with annual changes in leadership; it will be updated for fall 2021 as early in the semester as possible.
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 course. Application forms can be found there.
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 two members-at-large per class year (e.g., 1L, 2L, 3L).
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 or FAC and $200 for a lunch speaker.
SBA funding is reimbursed through the Center for Student Involvement (CSI).
Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
CSI essentially functions as the “bank” for student groups. Most spending from CSI 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 CSI website offers additional information, including links to schedule meetings with CSI staff. As of August 2021, Colin Spaulding is the CSI liaison for law student groups.
Student Fee Committee (SFC)
To request funding for an event through SFC, email the request to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 (these funds cannot be used for alcohol)
- How event will be advertised & who will be invited
- How many people are expected to attend
- Has funding been sought from the SBA for this event
- Other (e.g., campus or outside) funding sources from which you have requested or received funding
- Benefits that the event will make available to all students as they prepare to enter the legal profession
- Other events that the group or individual has planned for this school year and the funding sources for those events
SFC funding is reimbursed through Kari Robinson. Note that SFC funds cannot be used for alcohol.
Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) Student Group Grants
GPSG is the primary advocacy group for graduate and professional students on the CU-Boulder campus. GPSG is a possible source of funding for conference travel and bringing speakers to campus.
GPSG 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.