RSO Workshops

SAO offers workshops for students to learn about event funding resources and event planning strategies. Read more…

Obtaining Money for RSO Events

RSO Funding Procedures

  1. APPLICATION: Download an application from RSO Community. Review the application thoroughly; Review the application thoroughly; handwritten applications may not be accepted if they are illegible.
  2. ADVISER MEETING: Meet with assigned SAO Adviser. Discuss event details to determine all related policies, procedures, and protocols to help with a successful funding application request. SAO Advisers review all requests and submit them to the appropriate committees for review on an RSO’s behalf.
  3. PRESENTATION: Students must be prepared to discuss their funding request to the respective review committee or individual fund manager. Student are encouraged to provide samples of programs, advertising, and other materials associated with the event.
  4. NOTIFICATION: The RSO will be notified by email or by phone when a decision has been made. Please Note: Notifications may take ten (10) business days or longer following committee reviews, please factor that timing into the event planning timeline when requesting funds.
  5. UPON FUNDING APPROVAL:
    • The sponsor’s logo is required on all event advertising and promotional materials.
    • Submit photos, scanned programs, or promotional materials following the event to the designated sponsor website or email address.
    • When required, complete a post-event survey for the sponsors. Failure to do so may jeopardize payments or future funding.
  6. EXPENDITURES: The assigned SAO Adviser is equipped to assist with on-campus purchases within campus protocols, payments are made via UW purchasing systems. RSOs do not receive a check or cash from the sponsor.

Two Ways to Apply for Funding

  1. All funding applications are available on RSO Community in the Documents tab.
  2. Complete the Google form for each fund that you are applying for (you must be logged into Google Apps with your UW NetID email to access the forms).

Fund Details

HUB RSO Fund

  • This fund has been depleted as of January 2017
  • For policy information, click here.
  • The maximum award an RSO may receive is $1,000 per academic year.

HUB RSO TRAVEL GRANTS

  • This fund has been depleted as of January 2017
  • For policy information, click here.
  • The maximum grant an RSO may receive is $1,500 per academic year.
  • All travel must occur before June 30, 2017 for grant recipient reimbursements.

WELLS FARGO FUND

  • This fund has been depleted as of February 2017
  • For policy information, click here.
  • The maximum grant an RSO may receive is $750 per academic year.

UW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FUND

  • This fund has been depleted as of January 2017
  • For policy information, click here
  • The maximum grant an RSO may receive is $500 per academic year.

ASUW Special Appropriations

Applications for ASUW Special Appropriations will be accepted until funds are depleted. For additional information visit money.asuw.org or contact ASUW at asuwfb@uw.edu.

GPSS SPECIAL ALLOCATIONS

Applications for GPSS Special Allocation or GPSS Diversity Funding will be accepted until funds are depleted. For additional information visit depts.washington.edu/gpss/services/funding or contact GPSS at gpss@uw.edu.


Updated: February 13, 2017
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