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Funding an Event

Below are several Campus Center/Student Life based means to fund your registered Student Organization events.  You may also choose to seek out additional funding from other offices and departments on campus, including the New Registered Student Organization Start-up Funding and the Association of Amherst Students Budgetary Committee.

Completing an application for any of the resources below does not guarantee support.  Each of these funding sources allocates funding on a first-come, first-serve basis and reserves the right to limit assistance to organizations based on availability of funds.

Applications for any of the resources below must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the event. It will take staff in Activities between 7-14 business days to review your request. Upon review, you will receive an award letter notifying you of the amount of funding awarded.

If you have questions about how to plan a budget for an event or how to navigate funding requests, you can meet with a staff member in the Office of Student Activities during office hours (2:00pm-4:00pm, M-F, in Keefe 023) to review your event ideas and develop a budget proposal. 

Student Activities Co-Sponsorship Fund

The Student Activities Co-Sponsorship Fund is dedicated to supporting events that enrich student life and College community by assisting student leaders in enhancing their leadership, organizational and presentation skills. To qualify for funding, events must:

  • Be open to all students.
  • List the Student Life/Activities Office as a co-sponsor on all event advertising.
  • Not specifically advocate a single political and/or religious point of view (for example: supporting a presidential candidate's lecture).
  • Not infringe on College policies or the Code of Conduct.
  • Not fund an aspect of an event that will be sold back to students. For example, the Fund may not be used to fund raffle prizes, or t-shirts that will be sold for money or for "suggested donations." The Fund may support other aspects of the event (for example, the food at a raffle).
  • Funds may only be requested by a current Amherst College student.

Apply for Student Activities/Life Co-Sponsorship.

Campus Activities Board Co-Sponsorship Fund

Like the Student Life/Activities Co-Sponsorship Fund, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) at Amherst College is dedicated to supporting events that enrich student life and College community. CAB funding is typically used to fill small budget gaps or to fund a single aspect of an event (for example, food and drinks). Requirements include:

  • The event must list CAB as a co-sponsor on all event advertising.
  • CAB cannot fund an honorarium.
  • CAB cannot fund an aspect of an event that will be sold back to students. For example, the Fund may not be used to fund raffle prizes, or t-shirts that will be sold for money or for "suggested donations." The Fund may support other aspects of the event (for example, the food at a raffle).
  • Funds may only be requested by a current Amherst College student.

Apply for CAB Co-Sponsorship.

Interdepartmental Student Fund

The Interdepartmental Student Fund (ISF), run by the College Council, is sponsored by various academic and administrative departments. The ISF seeks to support academic or educational programs and events that enrich students' academic experience. Requirements include:

  • Events sponsored by RSOs must seek funds from the Budgetary Committee/AAS prior to submitting the ISF application.
  • Events involving film and/or video production will not be considered.
  • Events related to senior thesis work will not be considered.
  • Funds allocated to student study/research by means of conferences and trips are required to present a report indicating the student's intent to educate others.
  • Funds may only be requested by a current Amherst College student.

Apply for ISF Co-Sponsorship.

Revised: April 13, 2015

 

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