Student Involvement

Earn Money for Your RSO

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 to help you be successful.

  • ASWSU Requests

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

    Available opportunities can be found in the Forms tab on the ASWSU Senate’s CougSync portal.

  • 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

    The CougParents Program is housed within the WSU Foundation and supports RSOs through the CougParents Fund. These funds are awarded based on need, the number of WSU students being served, and the educational benefits of the program, project, or event.

    The CougParents Fund application can be found on the Visit the CougParents Program website.

    Questions? Email cougparents@wsu.edu.

  • GPSA Affiliate Funding

    Applications can be accessed through the GPSA Cougsync portal. Refer back to this website for more information. Application deadlines are:

    Spring 2019 Affiliate Funding Application
    Application Opens: Oct. 15, 2018
    Application Closes: Nov. 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

    Fall 2018 Affiliate Funding Application
    Application Opens: March 1, 2019
    Application Closes: March 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Raffles

    A raffle is an event where an organization sells tickets and awards prizes based on a drawing conducted by the sponsoring organization. Only charitable or non-profit organizations can use raffles as fundraising without first having to obtain a gambling license.

    Does your RSO qualify? Your RSO must meet the following requirements in order to conduct a raffle:

    • Have been organized and operating for at least 12 months prior to selling any tickets
    • Be able to prove the RSO has made significant progress toward accomplishing purposes stated in its constitution during the 12 consecutive months prior to conducting a raffle.
    • Have at least 15 voting members who elect the governing body.

    Some restrictions do apply, email RSO Community Advisor Evelyn Martinez for more information.

  • 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 Award

    The Student Entertainment Board Arts Committee under Student Involvement offers an Arts Sponsorship Program for WSU Pullman RSOs. A total of $10,000 is awarded each year, in hopes of sustaining the creative community at WSU.

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

  • Staff Pro Fundraising

    Staff Pro is contracted with WSU for all event staffing needs. Your RSO can earn a donation by volunteering at WSU events , including football games, in a variety of guest service positions. Volunteers must attend training to learn about the program, Staff Pro policies, expectations, and dress code. Staff Pro pays each group a flat rate of $11 per hour, per volunteer.

    As an added bonus, the group that accumulates the most volunteer hours by the end of the regular WSU football season will be awarded an extra $500.

    To begin your organization’s training, please contact Staff Pro representative Ben Smith at 509-319-0803 or email bsmith@staffpro.com.

  • 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.

Questions?

Student Involvement's professional staff advisers can help your RSO work through establishing fundraising goals. Email RSO Community Advisor Evelyn Martinez to schedule an advising appointment.