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Chartered Student Organization Grants

Funded by the Associated Students (AS) of Sonoma State University to enrich the lives of students, the chartered student organization (CSO) grant system has been developed to make funding available for CSOs and organizations to pursue their interests. AS continues to make grant funding easier and more accessible to all chartered student organizations of Sonoma State University. The process is broken into five tiers of funding across the fiscal year. The available tiers are below with a different definition and funding amount allowed for each tier.

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Policy:

AS CSO Grant Policy
AS Travel Waiver

Tier 1: On-Campus Programming

To qualify for this tier, CSOs and organizations must host events open to all students of the University and host the event without the purpose of fundraising. The event should be free and open to the community.  The event must widely benefit and attract the campus community.  All events must be actively marketed to students outside the organization’s standard demographic with flyers or signs containing the AS CSO Grant Logo. When submitting final expenditure paperwork, sufficient evidence of marketing materials containing the AS CSO Grant Logo must be included. If evidence of the AS CSO Grant Logo is not submitted, then funds will be withheld.

(Limit $3,000 per grant, per Lobo Preferred CSO)
(Limit $1,500 per grant, per CSO)
(Limit $4,000 per CSO, per year)

Tier 2: Off-Campus Travel

The travel must in some way enrich leadership, academic, professional or athletic development. Items qualifying may include, but are not limited to: physical travel costs to and from and registration for conferences, competitions and seminars including flights, vehicle rentals, conference fees, fuel reimbursement and lodging. For every $100 funded, a minimum of 1 person must be traveling.

(Limit $1,000 per Lobo Preferred CSO, per year)
(Limit $500 per CSO, per year) with a maximum of $100/person traveling

Tier 3: Dues & Fees

Dues & Fees This tier funds the purchase of items specifically oriented towards CSO development including organization entry fees of sports clubs, professional membership or association dues.

(Limit $300 per Lobo Preferred CSO, per year)
(Limit $150 per CSO, per year)

Tier 4: Supplies

Supplies Items funded may include, but are not limited to, materials for event or meeting promotion, banner and signs, CSO officer business cards, binders for CSO members, and general office supplies. All banners and marketing materials should include the AS CSO Grant logo. When submitting final expenditure paperwork, sufficient evidence of marketing materials containing the AS CSO Grant Logo must be included. If evidence of the AS CSO Grant Logo is not submitted, then funds will be withheld. Funding for supplies will be determined by fair market value as assessed by CSO grant approving officers.

(Limit $300 per Lobo Preferred CSO, per year)
(Limit $150 per CSO, per year)

Tier 5: Consumables

Consumables Tangible items intended to be used up and then replaced. These items serve a specific mission to the CSO and relate to the activities the CSO participates in.

(Limit $300 per Lobo Preferred CSO)
(Limit $150 per CSO, per year)

Becoming a Lobo Preferred Club

CSOs and organizations may become a member of the Lobo Preferred CSO by having the President and Treasurer of their respective organization attend and successfully complete a training orientation for the CSO grant process. These training sessions will be offered at the beginning of each semester. Once a Lobo Preferred CSO member, a CSOs membership expires at the end of the following semester. New CSO officers do not inherit this privilege and must undergo training as they are elected.

The VP of Finance and the Student Government Coordinator will determine if Lobo Preferred status is revoked after paperwork errors with any 2 grants. CSOs will be able to re-apply for Lobo Preferred status at the beginning of the semester after which their status was revoked.

If status is revoked, CSOs will still be eligible for funding under the regular funding limits for each tier.