SOFA | Registered Student Organization Funding

The deadline to submit Fall 2018 funding requests is Wednesday, November 14th at 5:00pm. Presentations will be heard at the SOFA meeting on Thursday, November 15th at 4:00 pm.  


SUA has established the Student Organization Funding Advisory (SOFA) Committee to streamline the process of Sponsorship for Undergraduate Programming funding. SOFA is convened once per quarter and is smaller than the General Assembly (17 voting members versus 42). SOFA helps to speed up the funding request process by hearing requests and making a recommendation to the Assembly.

If your student organization is interested in applying for funding for a program or event, you can apply here: Student Organization Funding Application

Minimum Criteria for Evaluating Funding Requests

  1. Does the event or program supply opportunities for the educational benefits and personal and social enrichment that derive from participation in extracurricular activities?
  2. Goals: Has the organization met its goals in the past?
  3. Benefits: The impact of the event/program on the campus community as a whole, community service.
  4. Uniqueness: Avoidance of duplication of efforts or services by other organizations, events or programs.
  5. Diversity: Does the program/event advance the accessibility of the University to historically underrepresented groups?
  6. Impact: How many students will participate in, attend and/or benefit from the event?

Minimum Information

  1. Name, date, time and place of event(s).
  2. List of sponsors and co-sponsors.
  3. The number of students expected to participate or benefit from the event(s).
  4. Explanation of the purpose of the event and how the event will advance the causes, aims or goals of the requesting parties, the Student Union Assembly and the University of California as a whole.

The total amount requested, an itemized budget, and a description of how the requested funds would fit into your organization's overall budget are also recommended.


The following stipulations apply to all funding awards. The Assembly may also add additional stipulations to individual requests.

  • All programs which receive funding from any SUA elective office/commission or the General Fund shall publicly recognize SUA as a sponsor of said program/event (e.g. Mic announcements, T-Shirts, Publications, etc.).
  • All parties which receive funding from any SUA elective office/commission or RSO and Reserve funds must turn in an SUA Programming Evaluation form within three weeks after the event has passed explaining how SUA money was used and how the event succeeded and failed and where organizers plan on improving future events or programs.
  • The Student Union Assembly will not allocate money for any event where alcohol or any other mind-altering substances will be available.
  • The Student Union Assembly will not finance programs or events retroactively.
    • There are generally two weeks between when presentations are heard and the Assembly makes a final decision—please keep this in mind when making a request.

For more information, please contact the SUA Treasurer at