RSO Funding

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Through the Center for Student Involvement, we offer a variety of funding sources for student organizations.

RSO Operations Fund     UWAA RSO Support Fund     CEF & CTF

Information on Paying Individuals (Performers, Speakers, Services, etc.)


RSO Operations Fund

Funded by the Services & Activities Fee Committee (SAFC), RSO Operation Funds are available for every organization has completed the annual registration process and is considered a fully registered student organization. These funds are intended to assist organizations in carrying out RSO business (ex: meetings, networking, and member recruitment/retention).

The amount available for 2018-2019 is $100.00 per organization for the year.

Some of the things that your organization can use its RSO operation funds for include:

  • University motor pool vehicles
  • Prints/copies through the campus Copy Center - don't forget we offer FREE PRINTING in the Center!
  • Supplies for a meeting or recruitment/retention event
  • Permanent RSO table cloth for fairs, Block Party, tabling, etc.

Guidelines for Use

  • Requests must be submitted and approved before any purchasing occurs.
  • Requests should be submitted as soon as possible when funding is known to be needed. The deadline is at least two weeks in advance of when items are needed. This ensures there is enough time for your request to be reviewed, questions to be asked/answered, and for the purchase(s) to take place.
  • Requests will only be accepted by RSOs that have been officially approved as a fully-registered organization by our office.
  • Requests will only be accepted by an RSO officer (as listed on the organization's DawgDen page).
  • In most cases, our office will prefer to make all purchases. However, reimbursements may be possible.
  • The Center for Student Involvement reserves all right to approve or deny any request.
  • Food purchases (of any kind) will not be approved with RSO operations funds.

If you have a question about if something you want to purchase can be funded by RSO operation funds, please email uwtclubs@uw.edu.

Request RSO Operations Funding

To apply for use of your RSO's operation funds, please fill out this form on DawgDen. Please plan ahead and do not submit last-minute requests, as we cannot guarantee that they can be accommodated. We review requests as they are submitted and respond as quickly as we are able.


UW Alumni Association RSO Fund

The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) has provided the Center for Student Involvement with funding to support RSO events, programs and activities. The fund is intended to support the ability of RSOs to enrich campus culture, foster student empowerment, and enhance community impact.

The fund is available on a first come, first serve basis until it is depleted. Each RSO is able to request up to $100.00 per year.

Guidelines for Use

  • To utilize funds from the UWAA RSO Support Fund, RSOs must first have exhausted (or used in completion in conjunction with) their RSO Operations Fund.
  • Requests must be submitted and approved before any purchasing occurs.
  • Requests should be submitted as soon as possible when funding is known to be needed. The deadline is at least two weeks in advance of when items are needed. This ensures there is enough time for your request to be reviewed, questions to be asked/answered, and for the purchase(s) to take place.
  • Requests will only be accepted by RSOs that have been officially approved as a fully-registered organization by our office.
  • Requests will only be accepted by an RSO officer (as listed on the organization's DawgDen page).
  • In most cases, our office will prefer to make all purchases. However, reimbursements may be possible.
  • The Center for Student Involvement reserves all right to approve or deny any request.
  • Food purchases (of any kind) will not be approved with RSO operations funds.
  • The UWAA is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and thus this fund cannot be used for political or religious activities.
  • Events/activities that are approved for funding with this fund must utilize the UWAA logo on their marketing and advertising. *Logo will be provided by the Center for Student Involvement.

If you have a question about if something you want to purchase can be funded by the UWAA RSO Fund, please email uwtclubs@uw.edu.

Request UWAA RSO Funding

To apply for funding from the UWAA RSO Fund, please fill out this form on DawgDen. Please plan ahead and do not submit last-minute requests, as we cannot guarantee that they can be accommodated. We review requests as they are submitted and respond as quickly as we are able.

Additional Funding Sources