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.
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; if you have further questions, please call (303) 492-6366.
Student Fee Committee (SFC)
SFC funding is reimbursed through Kari Robinson. Note that SFC funds cannot be used for alcohol.
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.