Student Involvement

Funding for student organizations

Many of the Registered Student Organizations on campus need funding in order to host successful events and raise awareness on campus, or to advertise about the goals or purpose of their RSO. Whatever the reason, there are many funding opportunities available to help you be successful.

The Coug Parents Fund

Are you an RSO, looking to host an event or program this year which may need some additional financial support?  If so, please consider applying for the CougParents Fund. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Sept. 23, by 5 PM.

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Funding opportunities list and details

  • ASWSU Crimson and Gray Fund

    The Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU) has year-round funding opportunities for students and RSOs. 

    Details are on their way!  Please contact ASWSU with any questions.

  • Collaborate with Local Businesses or other RSOs

    When planning an event or activity on campus, RSOs can seek out local businesses or other interested organizations to collaborate, partner with, or sponsor their event.

    Perhaps a similar RSO partners with your group and covers the venue cost in exchange for artistic or logistical input regarding the event. Maybe a local business sponsors your group’s event, donating some money in exchange for putting their logo on your event’s advertisements. There are many financial possibilities and opportunities available when collaborating or working with others in the community.

  • CougParents Fund

    Are you an RSO, looking to host an event or program this year which may need some additional financial support?  If so, please consider applying for the CougParents Fund HERE. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by 5pm.

    More about the CougParents Program

    The WSU CougParents Program supports new and innovative programs and services that directly contribute to the transformative student experience - enhancing the learning, leadership and life of WSU students outside of the classroom, at all WSU campus locations. The CougParents Program is made possible by generous support from contributing parents, guardians, family members, alumni and friends.  WSU CougParents Program funds are awarded annually based on need, number of students served, educational benefits derived, and funds available from our donors. Funds are allocated by members of the WSU CougParents Advisory Board. 

    ELIGIBILITY

    To be eligible your group must be one of the following:

    Registered Student Organization (RSO) in good standing, WSU academic college, unit, program, or WSU student services unit, program, or office.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

    Applications will be considered if all the following terms are met:

    • Complete the CougParents Fund application and budget template (included in application) no later than Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by 5pm.
    • Hold your event or program during the 2020-2021 academic calendar year, by no later than Friday, May 7, 2021.  The fund does not currently support summer only programs.

    If you have questions about the application or the application process, please email Student.Affairs@wsu.edu.

  • Coug Starter

    CougStarter is a crowdfunding program that allows Washington State University student organizations and groups to share their visions, ideas, and plans – and for generous WSU donors to help bring them to life.

    CougStarter is focused on programs and projects that enrich the WSU student experience, create opportunities to give back to our communities, and foster personal and professional development.  Any WSU student organization that is passionate about fundraising for a specific cause or project has an active 17A fundraising account, and is in good standing with the university can apply.   

    Available opportunities can be found at cougstarter.wsu.edu

  • GPSA Affiliate Funding

    GPSA Affiliate Funding is available to graduate or professional RSOs to promote the interests of the constituents of GPSA. Funding periods are hosted during both fall and spring semesters. For more information, visit the GPSA website.

  • RSO Swag by Ignite

    Getting your hands on unique, custom merchandise just got so much easier!

    RSO Swag by Ignite gives RSOs an easy way to design and sell products to tell their story, rally crowd support, and raise brand awareness.

    Work with someone from the RSO Creative Services Team to customize your own merchandise — including apparel, totes, blankets and more — to sell products, accept donations or both! 

    To get the process started, fill out a work order via CougSync or visit the Student Organization Center in CUB 331.

  • SEB Arts Grant

    The Student Entertainment Board Arts Committee under Student Involvement offers an Arts Sponsorship Program for WSU Pullman RSOs. A total of $5,000 is awarded each year, in hopes of sustaining the creative community at WSU.

    Refer back to this website for details on how to apply.

    Application for the SEB Arts Grant

  • Student Advertising Fund

    This fund supports WSU RSOs each year through advertising grants. These funds are contributed by the Student Services & Activities Committee and the Daily Evergreen for a total of $20,000, of which $10,000 will be allocated each academic semester. Awarded funds are for event advertisement in the Daily Evergreen.

    The Student Advertising Fund application can be found on CougSync.