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Funding for Student Orgs

Chartered student organizations can request money from UNM's student government agencies. Groups are also welcome to host fundraisers and solicit donations from friends, family, and alumni. Before CSOs can utilize funding, at least two members must attend a Student Government Accounting Office Spending Workshop each year. Contact SGAO if your group needs to schedule a spending workshop (sgao@unm.edu, 277-7888). 

 

For forms, FAQs, and financial resources visit the Student Government Accounting Office website

All questions regarding funding for undergraduate groups should be sent directly to the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico (asunm@unm.edu, 277-5528). 

Annual budgets

Annual budgets are intended to cover operating costs and recurring costs. Examples of eligible expenses are advertising, copying, recruitment materials, and office supplies. Budget funding does not cover travel, conference registrations, or one-time events. 

ASUNM accepts budget requests in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Before requesting a budget, members of the student organization must attend a Budget Workshop facilitated by ASUNM. After the workshop, students will receive a budget request form via email. For Budget workshop dates and hearing dates, visit the ASUNM website or contact the ASUNM Finance Chair (asunmfin@unm.edu). 

Appropriations

Chartered student organizations may request funding through an appropriation bill once per semester from ASUNM. Appropriations may be used to cover the costs of unforeseen one-time expenditures, one-time capital outlays, or travel. To request an appropriation, fill out the ASUNM Appropriation form and submit it to asunmfin@unm.edu by 5:00 pm the Friday prior to an ASUNM Finance Committee meeting. To download the appropriation form and view upcoming meetings dates, visit the ASUNM website.

All questions regarding funding for graduate groups should be sent directly to the Graduate and Professional Student Association (gpsa@unm.edu, 277-3803). 

Annual budgets

Annual budgets are intended to cover operating costs and recurring costs. Examples of eligible expenses are advertising, copying, recruitment materials, and office supplies. Budget funding does not cover travel, conference registrations, or one-time events. 

Budgets are submitted early in the Spring semester and reviewed by the GPSA Finance Committee during scheduled budget hearings. The Finance Committee will review all the requests and make revisions to the budget requests based on the merits of the request, the needs of the organization, and the funding available. For deadlines and budget workshops, please visit the GPSA Budget page. 

Appropriations

Chartered student organizations may request additional funding outside of the GPSA budget process twice per semester for travel, unforeseen expenses such as conferences or events, and for onetime capital outlays such as computers or large equipment. An additional third appropriation may be requested if the event is in conjunction with another chartered student organization or RDSA. To request an appropriation, submit a GPSA Appropriation form toe the finance Chair (gpsafin@unm.edu) no later than 11:59 on the deadline date. To download the appropriation form and view upcoming deadlines, visit the GPSA website.

PB Funds

Pro-Rated Benefit (PB) Funds are available each semester to every recognized departmental student association (RDSA) that has chartered with the Student Activities Center. RDSAs are groups that are affirmed as the single, official student organization for their corresponding academic department. If you have questions about RDSA status, contact GPSA (gpsa@unm.edu, 277-3803). 

PB Funds are generated through the GPSA student fee and are awarded based on the number of students enrolled in a department. Funds are awarded proportionally based on the total enrollment of graduate students at the University census date each semester. The more students enrolled in a department, the greater the portion of PB funds awarded to the corresponding RDSA. 

PB Funds requests can be submitted at the start of the fall and spring semesters, as soon as the Official Enrollment Report is published. Requests for PB funds must be received by the Student Government Accounting office by the 8th week of each semester (usually right before Fall Break and Spring Break). Contact SGAO, 277-7888 or sgao@unm.edu, for more information and PB Fund workshop schedules.

Groups with both graduate and undergraduate membership may apply for funding from both ASUNM and GPSA. If the group is primarily undergraduate students, the funding request should be directed to ASUNM. Groups that primarily serve graduate students should direct funding requests to GPSA.