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Program Assistance Fund

The Program Assistance Fund, overseen by Student Congress, is supplemental funding available to registered student organizations to assist in their programming efforts to the university community. Funds are also available to assist student organization members in traveling to state/regional/national conferences. 

Applications are available online and in the Student Congress offices, Suite B150 in the Lower Level of the University Center. Contact the Student Congress Parliamentarian at with any questions.

How to Request Program Assistance Funds    

1.  Complete the appropriate application and submit 10 copies to Marcy Garcia, the Administrative Assistant for Student Congress, in Suite B150 in the Lower Level of the UC.   

2.  The student organization president will be contacted via email to schedule a hearing date and time.                                         

3.  At the hearing, representatives from the organization will give a 5 minute presentation to the Student Congress Rules and Appropriations Committee. In the presentation, the organization representative(s) should provide detailed information about the event or travel for which the organization is requesting funds. After the presentation, 5 minutes will be allotted for the committee to ask any questions.                                      

4.  Jennifer Fox, the Assistant Director of Student Governance, or the Student Congress Parliamentarian will contact you after the hearing to let you know the committee's decision.

Hearing Dates and application deadlines

In order to participate in the next available hearing, the appropriate application must be completed in its entirety and submitted no later than 3pm on the Thursday before the next Tuesday's hearing. However, submission of an application prior to the deadline does NOT guarantee a hearing. Hearings are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis under the discretion of the Student Congress Parliamentarian. All hearings are on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm in the Student Congress Chambers, Upper Level of the University Center.

If you have a Program Assistance Request for Summer 2017, please complete the appropriate application and submit the 10 copies to Marcy Garcia (step 1 from above). However, you will most likely not have a hearing. The Student Congress Executive Board will make a decision on your funding request.

Spring 2017 Hearing Dates           Deadline to Submit Application
January 24 January 19
February 7 February 2
February 21 February 16
March 7 March 2
March 28 March 23
April 11 April 6


If you are requesting funds for a program or event:


Program/Event Application

If you are requesting funds for travel:


Travel Application

appeal process

If you feel your organization was denied Program Assistance Funding in error or that the procedures outlined by Student Congress were not appropriately followed, please contact the Student Congress advisor at The Student Congress advisor and president will review the decision and make an appropriate determination.

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