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SBS Funding Guidelines

SBS Funding Guidelines

The Saint Ben's Senate's main funding objective is to act as responsible stewards of the student activity fee. These guidelines are to guide the Senate in responsible decision-making and better inform students seeking funding.

SBS Will Consider Funding:

  • Saint Ben's students, groups and events that will contribute to the Saint Ben's community and/or contribute to the student experience as a whole,

  • Registration and conference fees in the amount of up to $300 per person, not to exceed $1,800 per event, 
  • An independent student based project, not already available on campus, which will seek

    alternative funding opportunities in the future,

  • Post-season CSB only club sport competitions; see registration and travel guidelines,

  • On-Campus events and speakers that are not eligible for funding from the Co-Funding Board,

  • Travel (lodging and transportation, excluding meals) costs not to exceed $100 per person or up

    to 60% of travel. If the need is greater than any of these amounts, requests will be considered on a case by case basis. 

If the need is greater than any of these amounts, requests will be considered on a case by case basis.

The SBS will (tend) not to fund:

  • Alternative Break Experiences, Study Abroad programs,

  • Internships,
  • Experiences for class credit,

  • Food while traveling,

  • Departmentally housed organizations, projects, and events that could be funded by the

    department,

  • Donations,

  • More than $100 for prizes/giveaways/advertisements per group per academic year,

  • Individual experiences that will occur post-graduation.

  • In the case of additional funding received from scholarships, the President’s Office, grants, etc, SBS will consider funding those costs that still remain in accordance with the above guidelines.
  • In the case of additional funding received from scholarships, the President’s Office, grants, etc, SBS will consider funding those costs that still remain in accordance with the above guidelines.

The SBS will not fund:

  • Any initiative already funded by the Co-Funding Board,

  • Initiatives brought to the SBS by a group of students, the majority of whom are a subset of a CSB/SJU officially recognized club, must address why the group is seeking funding from the SBS rather than the Co-Funding Board. The Senate, at its discretion, may decline to fund the request if they determine it is an initiative that aligns with the club mission and funding should be requested from the Co-Funding Board.