Student Organization Funding

The semester is off to a great start, and it is time for organizations to request funding for the 2016 spring semester. This semester we will be awarding up to $5,000 of funding to organizations.


First, though, we would like to encourage all participants in student organizations to be more engaged with the Student Organizational Suite and Student Senate. The Student Organizational Suite and its coordinator, Kasey Nikkel, provide excellent services to student organizations; however, they cannot provide services to organizations who have not informed them of their new leadership and contact information. Before you apply for funding from Senate, we expect that your organization updates its contact information here. We also encourage all students to engage with Student Senate--we meet weekly during the school year, and our meetings are open to all students to air their comments and concerns. We also have our senate hours in the Student Office Suite from Monday to Fridays. If you don’t make your voice heard, we can’t represent you! All Student Senators are aware of the process in which you can apply for funding.

Funding requests have been divided into three different categories: (1) Funding for Organizational Continuity, (2) Funding for On-Campus Events and Activities, and (3) Funding for Conferences and Other Off-Campus Activities. Our first priority when looking at requests will be those requests that allow student organizations to operate. A close second priority is helping organizations provide events and activities to the Luther community. Third, will be allowing organizations attend conferences and other off-campus events that further their goals and mission.

When applying for funding, we ask that organizations consider the mission and values of Luther College. Please also ensure that requests are appropriate and will not violate any rules or expectations set by the college.

The Finance Committee would especially like to call your attention to the criteria by which we are evaluating proposals so organizations can keep this in mind when they are working on their applications. The link to these criteria can be found here.

Finally, the online application is available here. All applications must be received by Monday, February 29th at 10pm. Funding decisions will be emailed following their approval by Senate by Friday, March 11, 2016 at 5pm.

Should you have any questions, please contact Shari Anne Pan-oy, Finance Committee Chair, at


Shari Anne Pan-oy, Committee Chair/Senate Treasurer

Laura Vestle, SAC President

Ryan Goos, Senior Class Representative

Tapiwa Manjengwa, Diversity Representative

Gifty Arthur, Diversity Representative

Belal Krayem, Sophomore Class Representative