The University of Tennessee does not provide any funding to student organizations. However, the University does provide opportunities for student organizations to acquire funds and co-sponsorships for events sponsored by student organizations.
Any student organization may request funds from the University Programs and Services Fee (UPSF) Funding Board. The funding board meets twice a year to review proposals. These meetings traditionally occur in October and April.
The Central Program Council (CPC), which is comprised of eight different programming committees, is the primary source for student programming at UT and is also available for co-sponsorships. As a leader in campus programming, CPC seeks to provide dynamic and purposeful co-curricular programs that promote the educational, cultural, recreational, and personal development of all students. In addition to having a knowledgeable group of advisors, CPC has a long tradition of putting on a variety of events and is a great place to start asking questions. CPC is always looking for different ways to reach out to the student body and is very open to hearing proposals for both monetary and non-monetary co-sponsorships. Please contact the Central Program Council for more information about co-sponsorships. The application is available online at http://activities.utk.edu/.
As part of Ready for the World: the Intercultural and International Initiative, the Provost calls for proposals from University Faculty, Staff, and registered Student Organizations for special projects explicitly designed to improve undergraduate education and further one or more of the Ready for the World Initiative Goals and three or more of the Ready for the World Student Learning Outcomes.
Ready for the World can provide up to $5,000 to events meeting their criteria. More information can be found at http://www.utk.edu/readyfortheworld/funding.php
The United Residence Halls Council can provide up to $500 to events that provide a direct benefit to the residents living on-campus. More information can be found at http://web.utk.edu/~urhc/URHC/Documents.html.
The Office of Multicultural Student Life encourages students to create new opportunities that increase the understanding of, appreciation for, and advocacy of diversity issues. The Office of Multicultural Student Life’s Diversity Incentive Fund is a pilot program specifically designed to provide support for new, innovative and creative approaches to raise awareness, engage learners, and change behaviors about diversity and inclusion within the university community. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, please visit: http://multicultural.utk.edu/programs_diversityfund.php.
The SGA Event Fund allows any undergraduate or graduate student organization to apply for funding up to $500 per academic year. The SGA Event Fund Committee meets bi-weekly to review proposals. Funding priority will be given to student organizations that do not already receive funding from other funding boards. Once the allocated amount of funding is given out, the SGA Event Fund will not accept any more proposals for that given year. Apply at https://utk.collegiatelink.net/form/start/37432.
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