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Student Organizations Funding Resources

Learn about University funds available to support your student organization's events and activities, and see eligibility requirements, below. Remember, campus departments have limited funds. Therefore, many student organizations rely on student organization fundraisers to generate financial support for programs and initiatives.

Independent fundraiser money not being used for on-campus event expenses is often not subject to the same restrictions as University funding sources.

Several offices on campus offer opportunities for student organizations to request funding to support initiatives that align to the sponsoring office's priorities. Please follow the links below for information about available funding resources on campus, including their eligibility requirements and instructions for submitting applications. 

Please contact your Center for Student Involvement Student Organization Advisor for any questions about how to request funding from other offices or organizations across campus. 

Links directly to a particular fund:

Associated Students (A.S.)

  • Eligibility:
    • Student organizations must be registered with the Center for Student Involvement as an undergraduate organization.
    • Principal membership must be completely composed of undergraduates.
    • Only Principal Members are authorized to sign for expenditures.
    • Only Principal Members can apply for funding.
  • Process:
    • Refer to the A.S. Funding Guide for all processes, deadlines, and restrictions.
      • Programming Funds
      • Operating Funds
      • Interest-Free Programming Loan (IFPL)
      • Tournament and Competition Funds
    • See the A.S. Funding Guide programming deadlines.

Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA)

  • Eligibility:
    • The organization must be registered with Center of Student Involvement (CSI)
    • For full funding of an event the event must predominantly benefit graduate students. If faculty or undergraduate students will be involved GPSA will consider offering partial funding comparable to the percentage of graduate student participation.
  • Process:
    • For more information on the funding process, overview,  guidelines, and procedures, see the GPSA funding website.

Marshall College Council

  • Eligibility:
    • College or registered student organizations can apply.
    • Consideration will be given to events/activities that serve the Thurgood Marshall College community.
  • Process:
    • Funding requests are available on the Marshall College Council website under Finance.
    • Complete the request and provide a detailed budget.
    • Your request will be added to the agenda for the Finance Committee.

Muir College Council

  • Eligibility:
    • Programs or organizations that benefit Muir College students and their interests.
    • Programs must be advertised effectively to Muir College students.
  • Process:
    • Contact the Muir College Council Chair at MCCchair@ucsd.edu.
    • A representative from a student organization requesting funding must attend one Muir College Council meeting for questions and discussion.
    Note: The Muir College Council must be named as sponsor on all publicity, and event publicity must be posted around Muir College, on the quad, and in the residence halls.

Revelle College Council

  • Eligibility:
  • Process:
    • Applications are available on the Revelle College Council website under Finance and Budget.
    • Complete the application and email a detailed itemized budget to RCCfinance@ucsd.edu.
    • Applicants must attend the Revelle College Council Finance Committee meeting to answer questions regarding the request.

Roosevelt College Council

  • Eligibility:
    • College or registered student organizations and individuals can apply.
    • Consideration will be given to events/ activities that serve the Eleanor Roosevelt College community.
  • Process:

Sixth College Council

  • Eligibility:
    • Sixth College registered student organizations, committees and events directly serving the Sixth College community can apply.
  • Process: Note: Sixth College Student Council must be named as a sponsor on all publicity.

Warren College Council

  • Eligibility:
  • Process:
    • To request funding, organizations must complete the online request form and the WCSC Treasurer will contact the requestor to schedule a time to meet with the WCSC Finance Committee. At a subsequent WCSC meeting, council members will vote on your funding request.
    • You are required to bring copies of an itemized budget and event description to your meeting with the WCSC Finance Committee.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Funding

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

  • Eligibility:
    All projects to be considered for TGIF funding must meet the following criteria:
    • Projects must promote environmental or social sustainability on UC San Diego’s campus, including off-campus activities which influence sustainability on campus.
    • Projects must have a clearly-defined, measurable outcome.
    • Project proposals may only be submitted by UC San Diego students or on behalf of student organizations that have significant undergraduate involvement. Outside organizations, staff, and faculty may not apply. However, students are encouraged to apply in collaboration with faculty and/ or staff advisors to help with project implementation.
    • Projects require necessary written approval by appropriate campus officials prior to consideration.
  • Process:

Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Services (SPACES)

SPACES serves as UC San Diego's student-initiated and student-run access and retention center. Established in 2007 and supported by the ASUCSD, SPACES aims to promote student-initiated and student-run access and retention programs. SPACES provides funding for UCSD registered student organizations which follow the SPACES mission of promoting access to higher education and retention efforts for educationally disadvantaged students.

  • Eligibility:
    • Event must be focused on either access to higher education and/ or retention within higher education of students.
    • Event must be initiated and run by students.
    • Funding is available for any registered UCSD student organization.
  • Process:
    • Applications and funding handbook are available at SPACES.
    • Proposals must be submitted to the SPACES Advisor at least 4 full weeks prior to the event or the publicized event funding deadline, whichever comes first.
    • All decisions will be made either through the ASP or SIAPS Steering Committees.
    • For more information about funding policies and procedures, please visit SPACES located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center West.

Student Life Triton Community Fund

See application requirements, selection criteria, and other details, and link to the application:

Student Life Tournament / Competition Fund

See application requirements, selection criteria, and other details, and link to the application:

University Centers Advisory Board (UCAB)

UCAB encourages the use of the University Centers by offering a Tech Fee Subsidy program. Funding will not exceed $500 per student group per year, and are only available for events using University Centers Tech Services. 

  • Eligibility:
    • Groups applying must be registered CSI organizations, or a college organization at UC San Diego.
    • Events must be held in the Price Center or original Student Center. 
  • Process:
    • Obtain a tech fee estimate for your event from Price Center Tech (PC East, Level 3)
    • Apply online at least 2 weeks prior to your event.
    • Meet with the Vice Chair of UCAB to discuss your request. 

Note: UCAB normally funds events that have been carefully planned and budgeted, and generally prefers to fund events that do not charge admission. Tech fee subsidies are granted before, not after, an event. Be sure to read all the guidelines on the application before applying. 

Volunteer50 Grants

UC San Diego student organizations and departments may request funding support and collateral items from Volunteer50 to assist with their service projects or events. Requests must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the event. Apply at online here.

CSI: Student Orgs & Events

Have a Student Organization Related Question and Need a Quick Answer? 
Your student organization advisors & the SILCs are here to help!

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Drop-in Advising Weeks 1-10 Fall Quarter 

Virtual Advising - Zoom Room for virtual advising: 

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/97519967026 (Meeting ID: 975 1996 7026)

  • Mondays 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm (both virtual)
  • Tuesdays 1-4pm (in-person)*
  • Wednesdays 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm (both virtual)
  • Thursdays 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm (both virtual)
  • Fridays 9am-12pm (virtual)

*Tuesdays are the only in-person advising day


In-Person Advising* - Check-in at the CSI Front Desk, Price Center East, level 3 (map

  • Tuesdays 1-4pm

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Visit the CSI Front Desk:

Price Center East, level 3 (map) | (858) 534-7666 | csifrontdesk@ucsd.edu 

Virtual Assistance from SILCs

Zoom Room for virtual advising: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/97519967026 (Meeting ID: 975 1996 7026)

  • Dates & times coming soon

In-Person Assistance from SILCs*

Located on Price Center East, level 3 (map) | (858) 534-7666

  • Dates & times coming soon

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