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At any one time there are between 70-100 recognized student organizations on campus at JCU! We are glad you are here! You meet the unique niche needs of our students and help them to explore their passions outside of the classroom, meet new people and relieve stress by having fun!

On this tab you will find resources just for current student organizations from information about Student Organization Budget Board meeting dates to how to fill out a check request form.

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Budget Board Meetings

Spring 2019 Budget Board Meeting Schedule:

January 28
February 4
February 18
February 25
March 18
April 1
April 15

All meetings begin at 5 pm on the above listed Mondays in the Dean of Student’s Conference Room on the second floor of the Lombardo Student Center.

Reminder: All requests are due by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each meeting in order to be heard at that meeting. All requests received after this deadline will be heard at the following meeting date. After you submit the request form, the Vice President for Student Organizations will contact you for your meeting appointment time.

If you have questions about the budget board meetings please contact Vice President for Student Organizations Kyle Blasinsky at kblasinsky20@jcu.edu

FAQs

Here is a list of the most commonly asked questions (with answers) from student organizations about program planning, etc. Download this document to learn more. If you still need more help, please contact us at studentorgs@jcu.edu

How to Get Funding for Your Organization

So you have great ideas for your organization…so how to you get the funds to make these happen? There are a few ways:

Membership Dues

Asking for a few dollars from your members can help to build a base of money to draw upon for your organization. Plus it helps to let you know who is really committed member in your organization! Even just $5 or $10 a year can really help!

Fundraisers

Student organizations can conduct fundraisers to raise money for their organization. Please complete this form to get any fundraiser approved.

Student Organization Budget Board

Registered and recognized student organizations can request money through the student organization budget board (SOBB) in 4 different categories. This is the most common way student organizations receive funding for regular operating funds, programs/events, or travel expenses. Click here for more information on navigating the budget board!

Organization Numbers

Each registered and recognized student organization has two accounts: one is a savings account (ends in “1”), and one is the LSO account (ends in “2”). The savings account balance rolls over from year to year and can be used to pay for expenses that go above and beyond LSO expenditures or for those items not permitted to be purchased by LSO/SOBB funds (t-shirts, fundraising supplies, etc.). The LSO account starts at $0 for each group every June 1 and increases with each approved request by the Student Organization Budget Board at bi-weekly meetings.

Organizations can find their appropriate savings and LSO org numbers here. The savings is listed first and ends in a “1” and the LSO is second and ends in a “2.”