There are many sources of funding available for registered student organizations on campus. The primary opportunities include:
The SGA Finance Board provides funding opportunities each semester for registered student organizations. For more information and to apply, please click HERE.
TheCrew and Student Activities love working with student organizations to help realize their event goals. To begin, please complete the Collaboration Request Form. Once that form is received, a member of the team will reach out to discuss your application and next steps.
FrogFunding is TCU’s crowd funding platform. FrogFunding is designed to connect projects that support the University’s strategic plan, “Vision in Action: Lead On” with donors who wish to advance the work of TCU. Students, staff, and faculty of TCU are all welcome to submit project proposals. Before you can create and launch your project on the FrogFunding platform, you and receive approval from TCU’s division of University Advancement. To apply to launch a project on FrogFunding, click HERE.
While student organizations operate at TCU, from a financial perspective they are separate entities. Given this, it is up to each student organization to choose how they would like to manage their finances. The two most common ways student organizations maintain their finances are:
Off Campus Bank Account
Each student organization can choose where they want to set up an off-campus bank account (at a bank of their choice.) We usually recommend that investigate the bank’s policies. For example: Does your organization need to maintain a minimum account balance? If your organization does not maintain the minimum balance will you incur a charge? How easy is it to change officers’ names on the bank account from year to year? Etc.)
When establishing an off-campus bank account, you cannot utilize TCU’s EIN from a tax purposes standpoint. The bank should walk you through the process of creating an EIN or if you are tied to a national or local organization, you may be able to use their EIN.
Departmental Budget Line
Another option for maintaining your finances is to work with your advisor to set up a budget line through the advisor’s on-campus department specifically for organization use. This is typically an option if you are tied to an academic department.
When working with you advisor on this option, please ask them to work with the TCU Budget Office to make sure that the line item rolls over from year to year and to make sure that the funds are designated as separate from other departmental funds.