Funding Opportunities

*Note: Student Organizations will need to establish an off-campus bank account and be set up as a vendor within the university system in order to receive funds from any of the opportunities below. Instructions for this process can be found on the Accounts Payable website in the Student Org Fund Guidelines Document.

Student Government Funding

The largest source of money available to Student Organizations is through Student Government. Fiscal year starts July 1st and it is recommended to apply early. The first step is to go through the training portal which be located here or on the Resource Page . Once through the portal, you will propose your budget to the Student Senate and they will make decisions based on its completeness and accordance to their guidelines.

Eagle Connections - Collaborations Grant   

The Eagle Connections - Collaboration Grant (ECCG) is for new, innovative, collaborative projects that aim to positively impact students, campus and/or wider community. It is not intended to sustain long-standing, already existing activities. Funding must be requested by registered student organizations in good standing with the University as determined EMU Campus Life. Collaboration must be between two or more organizations that are not traditionally grouped together, do not have history of past collaborations, and/or do not have similar aspirations embedded in their mission statements, activism, or programming (i.e. Alpha Phi Omega and College Democrats; QUEST, Kurdish Student Association and Diversion Dance Troupe; American Marketing Association, Alpha Gamma Delta, and Unprepared and confident). All organizations within proposal must be directly and actively involved in all phases of the program from inception to post-assessment. Assessment criteria with specific goals, objectives and measures for program success must be submitted as part of the application process. Assessment results demonstrating the impact of the program must be submitted within 30 days following the program. You must also fill out a collaboration reflection together as a team after the event on EagleSync and all organization presidents must sign off on it. More information on how to apply can be found here.

Student Organization Conference & Leadership Development Funding 

Student organizations may receive up to $500.00 from Campus Life once per academic year for Leadership Development (i.e. attendance at a conference related to the student organization). Full funding is never guaranteed. Preference will be given to programs that occur on or within close proximity to campus. Campus Life will NOT provide funding for travel or hotel related expenses. Preference will be given to applications that are likely to have the greatest impact on the development of the student organization or that will contribute meaningfully to leadership development for the organization. Please remember that funds will run out as the year progresses, so it is in your best interest to apply as early as possible.  More info on how to apply can be found on the Resource Page.


Student Organizations Learning and Resources (SOLAR) workshops are a fun and interactive learning opportunity for student organization members and leaders. In addition to the knowledge and enrichment you and your organization stand to gain from participating in SOLAR, Campus Life is also offering financial contributions at each SOLAR session. We do multiple raffles for $50 at each session. One individual may represent up to two separate organizations at any given session. The more members you bring, the higher your chance of claiming money for your organization! More information about SOLAR can be found here.

Bake Sale Tables

Until further notice, bake sales are prohibited due to COVID precautions. 

External Fundraising Opportunities

Student organizations can also host fundraisers outside of the university by forming partnerships with local businesses.

Campus Life, 345 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734.487.3045 [email protected]