You are on your way to
being Student Government funded! Please read the following steps to understand
more of the rules and regulations with SG Finance and being an SG Funded
Organization. For more information you can download the Special Request Guide.
Student Government has an anti-discrimination clause in
its constitution that reads as follows:
II Section 4 Discrimination prohibited - Student government shall not
discriminate on the bases of race, ethnicity, creed, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity and expression, national origin, age, religion, disability, or
any other classification as provided by law..
organization must adhere to this article.
The State of Florida
Statutes forbids students being charged for any activity financed by Activity
and Service Fees.
Statutes Title XLVIII Chapter 1009.24(10)(b) reads as follows:
The student activity and
service fees shall be expended for lawful purposes to benefit the student body
in general. This shall include, but shall not be limited to, student
publications and grants to duly recognized student organizations, the
membership of which is open to all students at the university without regard to
race, sex, or religion. The fund may not benefit activities for which an
admission fee is charged to students, except for
Statutes from the State
of Florida specify that student groups may not charge members for any activity
associated with the group if it is funded by SG. SG Funded organizations
may never charge dues.
Your group must be in
full compliance with the above regulations or your request for funding will
not be successful.
The following provisions
are included in the 800 codes and apply to your request. For more
information on the 800 codes, you may view them here (PDF).
The most important 800
code pertaining to you is 810.20. It states the following
810.20 In order for an organization to receive funds the following
guidelines must be followed:
A. The organization must be officially
registered with the Department for Student Activities and Involvement.
B. Organizations must re-register each year with the
Department for Student Activities and Involvement to complete eligibility
C. Organizations must allow EIGHT WEEKS before receiving
funds from the Special Request process.
D. All signature authorities receiving Student Government funds must complete
the annual Finance Training. Violations of this rule will result in
organizational funds being frozen until the organization comes into compliance.
E. Student organizations may not charge membership
F. A new organization may not apply for funding until they have
been registered with the Department for Student Activities and Involvement and in
existence for at least one (1) academic year [Fall and Spring semester].
G. Organizations must have twenty (20) active members in
order to receive SG funding. Groups may be required to provide
verification by means of a separate list of member UFID’s and their email
addresses. It is at the discretion of the Student Government Finance
Office to contact the active members shown on the list by email to verify
membership status. A report shall be given to the Allocations Committee
stating confirmation of twenty UF students having affirmatively responding that
they are active members of the group.
H. New student organizations will not receive funding for travel until
they have been placed on the regular budget cycle.
I. New organizations must receive their first funding from Allocations
Committee. They must remain under Allocations for a minimum of
one (1) academic year [a Fall and a Spring semester in
any order, but must be consecutive].
THE ALLOCATIONS COMMITTEE WILL NOT FUND
awards, or lobbying. This can be found in code 808.12.
If you are a new student
organization seeking funding for the first time or if you are not on the budget
cycle you cannot seek funding for travel.
As you continue on
with the funding request process, please bear in mind that we are here to help
your group succeed, but that success has to be accomplished within the rules,
regulations and stated policies of the State of Florida ,
University of Florida and UF Student Government.
And now if you are ready
to begin, signify your understanding of the above information by clicking the
button below and
LET'S GET STARTED! GO GATORS !