The Student Organization Funding Assistance Board, in conjunction with the Department of Student Activities and The Association of Former Students, has established a limited supplemental funding pool for assisting Recognized Student Organizations and their activities. Due to the limited availability of these funds, an application/evaluation process has been established. Funding requests will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis so applications should be submitted 14 days in advance of the event to receive full consideration.

Recognized Student Organizations may request Student Organization Funding if your organization is in good standing with the university, not 30 days past due on any financial obligations to the University, and not in the categories of Sports Clubs, MSC Committees or the Health Science Center. Funds may be requested for, but not limited to, the following purposes:

  • New Student Organization startup funds
  • One-time purchases that support the mission and/or operations of the organization
  • Travel expenses for an event where the organization is representing Texas A&M

Please indicate which funding purpose your organization will be applying for.

In determining whether a request should be granted and the appropriate amount of the request, the Student Organization Funding Assistance Board will consider:

  • Whether the student group making the request is recognized and in good standing;
  • The total amount of funding available to student groups;
  • The amount of the request;
  • Whether the request demonstrates that the group has been diligent in determining and expressing its needs;
  • The actual cost involved and whether the group has attempted to identify a cost-effective approach;
  • Whether the group receives funds from other sources;
  • Whether the group has received funding in the past and how effectively and efficiently it has used those funds;
  • Any other relevant and lawful factors.

All funding decisions will comply with constitutional requirements of viewpoint neutrality.

Eligible student organizations can request funding by filling out the application form.

The money is donated by The Association of Former Students.

  • Complete a Student Organization Funding Assistance online application.  This application is submitted to, and reviewed by, the Student Organization Funding Assistance Board (SOFAB).
  • Applications are reviewed every two weeks, as needed, by a committee of staff and students. Applications are accepted at any time during the year.
  • You may be asked to schedule a meeting with SOFAB to discuss your request. These meetings are open to the general student body.
  • You will receive an email stating your final allocation within one month following the submission of your request.  NOTE: This email will provide instruction for actions needed before funding can be transferred to your organization, so please read this email carefully!
  • The Student Organization Funding Assistance Board will post its meeting minutes on the Department of Student Activities Web site.
  • Funds must be used for the purpose for which they were allocated as indicated.  Funding shall not be used to pay for food, clothing, gifts, awards, honorariums, etc.
  • Any money allocated, but not used within 90 days of the event date, must be returned to the Student Organization Funding Reserve, administered by the Department of Student Activities.

A student group may appeal the Student Organization Funding Assistance Board’s decision to deny the organization funding.  The only accepted basis for appeal would be for denials based upon the viewpoint of the student group.

  • The student group may appeal in writing to the Director of Student Activities, but only if the student group maintains that the Student Organization Funding Assistance Board denied funding based upon the viewpoint of the student group.
  • The student group must submit the appeal no more than 5 calendar days after the Student Organization Funding Assistance Board informs the group of its decision.
  • The Director of Student Activities must issue a decision on the student group’s appeal within 10 calendar days of submission.