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Undergraduate Funding Sources

As an undergraduate student organization, there are several USG funding sources you qualify for.  Undergraduate student organizations also qualify for Additional Funding, and, if you’re an undergraduate organization cosponsoring an event with a graduate student organization, you may be eligible for funding through GSG too—don’t forget to check! All Undergraduate Funding Sources must be completed online unless otherwise specified.

Undergraduate Funding Sources:

Please note that reimbursements are not permitted from any funding source (except URSC, see Additional Resources for more information). 


Undergraduate Student Government Funding

Academic Fund
he purpose of the Academic Research Fund is to provide support for undergraduate students who conduct research projects, attend academic conferees, and pursue other research- oriented academic interests. Students are eligible to receive up to $750 per person a year.

  • Sarah Hawley ‘10 - Studying the Figurines of Tell al-Judaidah
  • Albedo (Undergraduate Geography Club) - Trip to the AAG Annual Research Conference

The Academic Fund is located in the USG Office, TCC 224.  Please contact the Director of the Academic Fund, at pafund@usc.edu if you have any further questions.

This is an Undergraduate Student Government funded initiative and only undergraduate student organizations are eligible for this funding.


Discretionary Fund
The Discretionary Fund was established to fund programming events by recognized student organizations which do not fall under an umbrella assembly in Program Board. It is the board's goal to sponsor entertaining, cultural, and/or educational events which cater to the entire student body.

Student organizations may apply for up to $4100 per year. In order to receive funding, the student organization must be officially recognized and the proposed event must occur on campus. Organizations must present the funding proposal to the Board at least 4 weeks prior to the date the first payment is due. A line item budget and invoices for each item must also be included with the application. Fundraisers will not receive funding. See USG funding website for detailed information.

Some examples of events that have been funded in the past are:

  • New/North Building Governments - Mardi Gras
  • Big Game Hunters Sketch Comedy - "Shot Through the Heart"
  • SCALE - Organizing Effectively to Stop Exploitation
  • Health Business Association - Start up Funds

Discretionary Fund is located in the USG Office, TCC 224.  Please contact the Director of the Discretionary Fund, at discfund@usc.edu with any further questions. 

This is an Undergraduate Student Government funded initiative and only undergraduate student organizations are eligible for this funding.


Leadership Fund 
The USG Leadership Fund provides support for student organizations engaging in leadership development and recognition.  Among the items funded in past years are attendance at conferences, seminars, and workshops; organization of leadership retreats; and awards for leadership.  Airfare and food are considered luxury items and are approved only if necessary and vital for the event. 

Student organizations may apply for up to $3,834 of funding per academic year.  It is recommended to apply for funding early, especially for conferences and other events occurring during the summer, as funds can and do run out. A line item budget and invoices for each item must also be included with the application. Fundraisers will not receive funding.

 Some examples of events funded in the past are:

  • Troy Camp - Leadership Retreat
  • Future Women CEO Speaker Series
  • LACI (Non-Profit Consulting) - Leadership Retreat
  • Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance - National Women's Leadership Conference

Leadership Fund is located in the USG office, TCC 224. Please contact the Director of the Leadership Fund, at leadfund@usc.edu with any further questions.
This is an Undergraduate Student Government funded initiative and only undergraduate student organizations are eligible for this funding.


Philanthropy Fund
USC Philanthropy Fund seeks to sponsor hands-on community service projects, giving preference to projects directly servicing the local community around the University Park and Health Science campuses.  The actual activity funded must also directly involve a university-recognized undergraduate organization. 

Student organizations are eligible to receive up to $5,408 in a given academic year for their projects. All applications for funding are due at least four weeks in advance of the proposed event. A line item budget and invoices for each item must also be included with the application. Fundraisers will not receive funding.
Some examples of events funded in the past are:

  • Alpha Gamma Omega - "AGO Arcade," a benefit for the Invisible Children Foundation
  • URSC - Battle of the Cans
  • Lambda Theta Phi - Feed the Less Fortunate
  • Youth Exploring Passion - Mentoring Sessions (weekly for high school aged pregnant teens)

Philanthropy Fund is located in the USG Office, TCC 224.  Please contact the Director of the Philanthropy Fund, at philfund@usc.edu if you have any further questions.

This is an Undergraduate Student Government funded initiative and only undergraduate student organizations are eligible for this funding.


Professional Academic Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide funding for events programmed by student-run, undergraduate organizations that host events that help educate and advance students’ future professional careers.

  • New/North Cinema Floor Group - Ed Wood Film Festival
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta - Southland Pre-Health Conference
  • Latino Business Student Association - Corporate Luncheon
  • Marshall Business Student Government - Resume Day

The Professional Fund is located in the USG Office, TCC 224.  Please contact the Director of the Professional Fund, at pafund@usc.edu if you have any further questions.

This is an Undergraduate Student Government funded initiative and only undergraduate student organizations are eligible for this funding.


Program Board Co-Sponsorships
There are 8 assemblies and 6 committees that are a part of Program Board and are available to co-sponsor events with student organizations.  Program Board can provide funding, publicity, and/or manual support for co-sponsored events.  Visit Program Board in TCC 224, or visit their website at http://uscprogramboard.com/.

  • Academic Culture Assembly
  • Asian Pacific American Student Assembly
  • Black Student Assembly
  • Gay, Lesbian, & Bi Transgender Assembly
  • International Student Assembly
  • Latina/o Student Assembly
  • Women's Student Assembly
  • Concerts Committee
  • Performing Arts Committee
  • Special Events Committee
  • Speakers Committee
  • Trojan Pride Committee

NOTE: If an organization has received funding from any other programming fee-supported funding board (including all Undergraduate Student Government Funds and Boards listed above), an assembly cannot fund the same event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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