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Student Senate Funding

Student Senate has three primary funding sources: Block, Line-item, and the Unallocated account. The budget code is in Article VIII of SSRR. The Block and Line-item process happens in the spring semester around the same time as Fee Review; and week-to-week funding requests come from Unallocated.

Guidlines for funding:

  • To qualify for funding, a student group must:
    • Be open to all KU students
    • Be registered with the Student Involvement & Leadership Center (SILC)
    • Have no academic standards 
    • Have no membership dues
  • Any group requesting a service fee (honorarium, DJ, etc.) must turn in a contractual services form and a W9 before the legislation can be seen
  • For special events, refer to the “half-over-a-thousand” rule: Senate can fund up to the first $1,000 of the cost and 50% of the remaining total
  • Groups seeking more than general funding ($100) should send representatives to help answer questions in committees and full senate
  • Groups should seek funding from other sources, such as Coke, the Multicultural Education Fund, and department support
  • Funds will be available for groups 10 days after approval, at the earliest, therefore groups should seek event funding earlier rather than later

Questions?

Allyssa Castilleja, Student Senate Treasurer, senatetreas@ku.edu
Whit Collins, Assistant Treasurer, senateassttreas@ku.edu

To get the process started, contact Student Senate Chief of Staff Danny Summers at senatecos@ku.edu


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