Student Organization Funding through Appropriations

Student clubs may apply for funding from the SAB Appropriations Committee, DJS FUNd, or the Student Life Council.
Funds will only be granted to clubs that are organizing or participating in programs that impact the greater community.
Your club must be registered and in good standing with the University.

Student Activities Board Appropriations Policy

Appropriations with the Student Activities Board (SAB) of Pacific Lutheran University encourages student clubs and organizations to plan and implement programs and activities for students.

It is the responsibility of the Club or Organization asking for funds to time their requests appropriately, understanding that they will be notified within 10 days of their Appropriations request.

If a Club or Organization is requesting funds less than $500 they should propose to the SAB Appropriations Board a projected cost, with detail of where the money is going, and intended outcomes of their program or activity for students.

If a Club or Organization is requesting funds equaling or more than $500 they should prepare a presentation for the Appropriations Board that gives the projected cost, a detailed account of what or where the money is going to, intended outcomes of their program, benefits to the clubs and organizations student experience, and an argumentation about why more than $500 should be allocated to their program.

Please take into account the following when asking for funds from Appropriations:

Approved Appropriations Funds

Travel fees for service trips
Catering and Food for on-campus events or programs for all students
Publicity and Advertisement
Funds needed for any on-campus events open to all PLU students
Documentaries, Films, or Performances
Speakers or Educational Events related to student programming
Club membership dues or curriculum fees

Appropriations Does Not Fund

Conference or Events Fees
General Operations (Office Supplies, etc.)
Recurring Events (Weekly Meetings)
Fundraising Events
Charity Events
Airfare or International Travel
Personal Expenses
Expenses for programs which have already taken place
Funding to attend events that directly or indirectly support a political party or candidate
The sole amount of a request exceeding $2000

Appeals Process

A Club or Organization may appeal the Appropriations Board’s decision about funds. Appeals must be submitted within a week of the committee’s final decision. Appeals are made to the Student Engagement Coordinator. Decisions about appeals will be finalized within two weeks of the filing of an appeal. The following are a list of circumstances that would constitute the need for an appeal:

    • The decision comes back informing the club about a lack of information about the requested program’s fund.
    • If the Appropriations Committee fails to adhere to Appropriations guidelines, deadlines, procedures, and policies.
    • If the Appropriations Committee was inconsistent and arbitrary in allocation.

Student Life Council Funding

Applications for funding from the Student Life Council should contact Student Engagement directly.