Student Organization Funding

The Process

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) at UWM can apply for grant funding through the SA's Senate Appropriations Committee. Roughly $300,000 each year is awarded to RSOs to support on-campus events, operations, and travel opportunities. To apply for a SAC grant, student orgs must first attend a SAC-grant training where they will be given all the information required to apply for a grant.  At least one officer must attend SAC grant training, feel free to bring as many members as you would like.

Groups that received funding for Marketing for Spring 2017 MUST use that funding BY April 15, 2017.

SAC Spring 2017 Booklet


1 Attend a mandatory RSO Grant training

Mandatory RSO Grant Training Dates

All training sessions will be taking place in the Student Union EG80.

Monday 2/20/2017 11:00am – 12:00pm

Monday 2/20/2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm​

Tuesday 2/21/2017 9:00am – 10:00am

Tuesday 2/21/2017 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Wednesday 2/22/2017 9:00am – 10:00am

Wednesday 2/22/2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Thursday 2/23/2017 11:00am – 12:00pm

Thursday 2/23/2017 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Friday 2/24/2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Friday 2/24/2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

2 Complete an application

Application Period

Open: Monday, February 20, 2017 at 9:00am

Due: Monday, March 13, 2017 by 4:30pm


3 Sign up for and attend a grant hearing

Grant Hearing Dates

All grant hearings will be taking place in the Student Union EG80

  • There will be a SignUpGenius link provided in the SAC application
  • Please sign up for one hearing time for each SAC grant

Monday 3/13/2017 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday 3/15/2017 8:00am – 9:30am

Monday 3/27/2016 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday 3/29/2017 8:00am – 9:30am

Friday 3/31/2017 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Monday 4/3/2017 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday 4/5/2017 8:00am – 9:30am

Friday 4/7/2017 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Monday 4/10/2017 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday 4/12/2017 8:00am – 9:30am

Friday 4/14/2017 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Monday 4/17/2017 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday 4/19/2017 8:00am – 9:30am


Key Information


Travel Grants – only 1 per semester

  • Will only fund up to 4 travelers

  • Ticket cap (flights, buses, or trains): $250 per person

  • Hotels cap: $59 per person for up to 5 nights

  • Registration: $125 per person

  • Ground Travel cap: $300

    • ​Must use Trip Calculator for rental car or gas requests


Operations Grants – only 1 per semester

  • Office Supplies: $125

  • Marketing: $300

    • Promotional Items: Under $5 per unit

  • Overall cap: $3500

  • Stipulation – any funds not used for supplies/publicity/printing may only be allocated after proof that there is no free alternative for RSO use.

Event Grants – up to 4 per semester

  • Marketing: $300

  • Overall Honorarium Cap: $3,000

    • Housing cap: $119 per day

    • Travel: $250 per flight

    • Rental Car: $40 per day up to 2 days

  • Honorarium requests above $1000 need to provide additional information about performer (in application)

  • Honorarium requests above $4,000 require proof of additional sponsorship commitments from other offices/departments

  • Overall cap: $7000


NOTE: Total Grant cap per semester is 4



​Emergency Grant – only 1 per semester

  • Only RSOs that are newly formed or reactivated will be eligible for Emergency Grants.

  • Travel, Operations, or Event cap: $700

  • For details on Emergency Grants, contact Akayna Morrison at



Verifiable 3rd party justification must be provided for every item that you are requesting funds for.

Preliminary allocations will be adjusted so that all allocations will fit into the SAC Budget.

Don’t be afraid to ask SAC questions specific to your organization. Contact Akayna Morrison at