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.


Printable Resources

SAC Fall 2017-2018 Booklet

SAC Emergency Grant Cheat Guide

SAC Event Grant Cheat Guide

SAC Operations Grant Cheat Guide

SAC Travel Grant Cheat Guide

*Please note that in the booklet it says SAC will fund your "alcohol bar" this is an ERROR and SAC will NOT fund any food or drinks including Alcohol*


1 Attend Mandatory

RSO Grant training


Mandatory RSO Grant Training Dates

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

Monday, September 25th-   

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Tuesday, September 26th, 

12pm-1pm & 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM 

Wednesday, September 27th  

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM & 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Thursday, Septemeber 28th  

9am- 10am  & 5pm-6pm 

Friday, September 29th  

10am-11am   3pm-4pm 

2 Complete

an Application


Application Period


Open: Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 9:00am

Due: Monday, October 16th, 2017 by 4:30pm


3 Sign Up and Attend  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
  • Or click here
  • Please sign up for one hearing time for each SAC grant


Wednesday 10/18/2017: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 10/19/2017: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday 10/20/2017: 8am - 11am & 2pm-5pm
Wednesday 10/25/2017: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday 10/27/2017: 8am - 11am
Thursday 11/2/2017: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday 11/3/2017: 8am - 11am
Wednesday 11/8/2017: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday 11/10/2017: 2pm-5pm


Key Information


Travel Grants – only 1 per semester

  • Will only fund up to 4 travelers

  • Ticket cap (flights, buses, or trains): $300 per person

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

  • Registration: $125 per person

  • Ground Travel cap: $325

    • ​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: $4000

  • Large Event Grants: $7000

    • Large event grants require you to plan and meet with your student involvement liaison!


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: $1500

  • 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