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Eligibility for Funds

In order for a student organization to be funded by Student Council:

  • The organization must be a Student Council qualified CIO for the current academic year and must also renew its status for the academic year in which it will spend the allocated funds.

  • The Organization cannot duplicate the goals or services of another organization that is funded by the Student Activity Fee.

  • The organization cannot be in debt. (A CIO must not have any outstanding debts. A debt will be considered outstanding if it is unpaid more than 90 days past its due date.)

  • The group must fall into one of the fundable categories as defined by the Board of Visitors’ guidelines:

  • Special Status Student Organizations charged by the Board of Visitors;

  • Co-­curricular organizations that are not administered by the University departments or units;

  • Club Sports;

  • Student News, information, opinion, entertainment, or academic communications media groups;

  • Cultural organizations;

  • Fine arts organizations;

  • Madison House;

  • Hobby organizations;

  • Groups whose predominate purpose is to present speakers on topics of general interest to the University;

  • the Student Legal Services;

  • Political organizations; and

  • Religious organizations.

The Board of Visitors has determined that fraternities, sororities, honor societies, and special status student organizations not charged by the Board of Visitors are ineligible for funds from the student activities fees. An organization is also ineligible when admission is exclusionary in nature and not open to all students or if membership is restricted by reason of race, religion, disability, national origin, political affiliation, or gender. Notwithstanding these requirements, a student organization may restrict membership based on ability to perform the activities related to the organization’s purpose. In determining cases of discrimination, it is not sufficient to look merely to the constitution of an organization but to its actual practices and operations.