Fee Oversight


Student Group Available Funds

NameDescriptionApplication Due DateApply
Wednesday Night General/Event Funding

Student groups are able to request funding for their organization or event. This fund will usually fund honorariums, supplies, and equipment. Organizations eligible for General Funding can use up to $100 for Printing, Promotional Materials, Office Supplies (Staples.com), and Food from the union.  

Every other Friday during the academic year

 

Line-Item

Line-Item funding allows student groups to request Wednesday Night General/Event Funding in February and present in March for the following academic year. A great way to set the next officers for a smooth year!

1/18/22

Apply Here for Line-item event

Block FundingBlock Allocations are open to student organizations that have applied for student senate funding for at least three years consecutively or departments.2/1/22Apply Here for Block Funding allocation

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Fund (DEI Fund)

Fund used for events that foster an inclusive and multicultural environment for students and student events

Every other Friday during the academic year

Apply Here for DEI Fund

DEI Line-Item

Line-Item funding allows student groups to request DEI Funding in February and present in March for the following academic year. A great way to set the next officers for a smooth year!

1/18/22

Apply Here for DEI Line Term

Educational Opportunity Fund

Scholarships are administered by a University department, unit, or organization, and follow the guidelines of the University of Kansas Policy on Diversity of the Student Body. In addition, allocations must meet at least one (1) of the following criteria: 1)Academic scholarships and fellowships for both graduate and undergraduate students. 2) Need-based grants, including assistance in the areas of special expenses, such as childcare, or for students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. 3) Salaries, grants, or scholarships for students participating in public and community service programs. 4) Salaries for students employed in campus student service programs such as tutoring, daycare, and peer counseling

2/15/2022

Apply Here for Educational Opportunity Fund

Environmental Advisory Fund

This Fund is the implementation of environmentally sound practices and improvements on campus that are important to the Student Body

As needed

Email: senatetreas@ku.edu

Safety Fund

Funds are to be used primarily for physical plant improvements, which are based on safety concerns

As needed

Email: senatetreas@ku.edu

Sports Clubs

Sport Club program is designed to serve the sporting interests of KU students, faculty, and staff. The program offers sports activities and opportunities for members of the university community.

As neededRec Center
Pepsi Product or FundingAs part of the agreement between the University of Kansas and Pepsi, two separate programs are available for University activities. Program Funding is designated each year for financial support of University programs and Pepsi Pepsi Product Requests are available as a form of support for University programs.see website

Product Requests

Program Funding

 


The Student Senate, along with advocating for KU students, also oversees KU’s Required Campus Fees. Annually, the Student Senate Fee Review Committee reviews the various student services that the Required Campus Fees go towards. Final allocations are decided in the Spring, sent to the Student Senate Finance Council and Full Senate for a vote, and sent to the Chancellor upon their passing. You can find the most recent Required Campus Fees here.

One of the Required Campus Fees, the Student Organization Fee ($17.60 for each semester), is directly allocated by the Student Senate body. All funding requests must go through the Finance Council and, if it passes the council, through Full Senate. There are four different types of allocations for this fund (in order of their allocation every year):

Accordion

Block allocations are made to some of the largest institutions on campus. Organizations like the KU Band, University Dance Company, Hilltop Development Center and more receive this funding in one “block” of funding at the beginning of every year. Block allocations are passed through the Finance Council and Full Senate every two years.

Line-item funding allows student groups to make funding requests a year ahead of when they will need their funding. Student Senate highly recommends this option for student groups that have a consistent number of events each year that they can plan funding for. Line-item requests are taken in the Spring, and funding allocated in the Line-item process is available on the first day of the fiscal year, July 1.

Groups that would like funding but did not go through the Line-item process can have a senator write a funding bill for them. Bills must be written and submitted by a senator. The bills are then review in the Finance Council and another council. If the bill passes both, it will go on to the Full Senate. Upon passing the Full Senate, it is lastly given to the Student Body President for approval or a veto.

The Student Senate Reserved Account acts as the savings account where unspent money from line-item allocations and the unallocated account go. Reserved Account funding is kept aside for large, lasting projects that will benefit a majority of students at KU.

For any questions about Student Senate Funding, please contact our Student Senate Treasurer senatetreas@ku.edu or our Associate Treasurer senateassoctreas@ku.edu.

Each year, Student Senate meets to discuss any necessary re-allocation of student fees. 

*These changes are still tentative and are subject to change 

A pie chart showing Required campus fees breakdown in 8 parts depicting the data in percentage