Funding Your Student Organization

The latest funding opportunities available to help Registered Student Organizations turn their visions, ideas, and plans into action.

Funding Opportunities

  • ASWSU Crimson and Gray fund

    The Crimson and Gray Fund has funding opportunities for WSU Pullman Clubs & Organizations. Application is available on Coug Presence and includes information and rules on how funding can be secured and used. Funding is decided on by a committee comprised of WSU Students and professional staff from the office of Student Involvement. For more information please email

    Crimson & Gray Funding Request for Registered Student Organizations

    View a list of WSU Approved Vendors

  • 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.

  • Concessions Fundraising

    Registered Student Organizations can help with concessions during the football and basketball seasons. There are concession stands that require 10 people, up to 30 people. There is a minimum guarantee of $250 for small stand or $500 for a large stand. The groups get paid 10-11% net sales or the minimum guarantee, whichever is higher. Interested organizations should contact Balram Pande at

  • Coug Parents Fund

    Are you a Registered Student Organization, looking to host an event or program this year that may need some additional financial support?  If so, please consider applying for the CougParents Fund.  If you have questions about the application or the application process, please email

    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, the number of students served, educational benefits derived, and funds available from our donors. Funds are allocated by members of the WSU CougParents Advisory Board.

    Learn more about the CougParents Program  


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

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

    Application Requirements

    • Applications are currently closed.
  • Coug Starter

    Does your WSU student organization or group have a project, plan, or vision in need of funding?

    We know WSU students are active, inspired, and creative. The CougStarter crowdfunding program provides a platform for your ideas and plans and an avenue for generous donors to offer financial support that can bring your vision to life.

    For the first time since its inaugural year in 2019, CougStarter will be available for students to take advantage of this spring semester. Student groups across the WSU system have generated more than $18,000 in programming support through the CougStarter program since 2019.

    If you have a project or vision that can enrich the WSU experience, give back to our communities, foster personal and professional development, or create new opportunities for the WSU family, visit to learn how your group can apply.

    Learn more about CougStarter

  • 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. $5,000 t0 $10,000 is awarded each year, in hopes of sustaining the creative community at WSU.

    Applications are currently closed. Please contact our team with any questions.

  • 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.

Financial Accounts for Student Organizations

While Registered Student Organizations are not permitted to have private bank accounts, they do qualify for student organization accounts on campus.  The following benefits of your student organization account include:  no individual tax consequences, the daily balance is always available, detailed financial statements can be emailed to you monthly, and a check issuance turnaround time of approximately one day.   For questions and additional support with your account needs, please reach out to

Financial Forms