Welcome to the Student Government financing process for new student groups. We look forward to working with you to satisfy the financial needs of your organization.
SG operates under several layers of procedures, rules and regulations. We need to take this opportunity to inform you that two (2) of the regulations every student group applying for money must comply with are as follows:
FIRST: Student Government has an anti-discrimination clause in its constitution that reads as follows:
Article 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.
Your organization must adhere to this article.
SECOND: State of Florida Statutes forbids students being charged for any activity financed by Activity and Service Fees.
Specifically, FL 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 student-government-association-sponsored concerts.
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.
Your group must be in full compliance with the above regulations or your request for funding will NOT BE SUCCESSFUL.
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 completing the form below!