Funding and Finances

Most student organizations are responsible for raising their own funds. Co-sponsoring events is also encouraged as a way to pool resources.

On-Campus Accounts

Information on creating and maintaining an on-campus bank account through the Office of Financial Services

How to Collect Cash

Procedures for collecting cash on campus. Please note, cash can't be mailed through SPO.

Grant Opportunities

A listing of grant opportunities most frequently applied for by students and student organizations.

Academic Departments

Student Organizations can seek funding assistance from academic departments related to the event being hosted. Academic departments may be willing to let organizations use their printing account, speaker funds, travel funds, etc, provided that the event is appropriate and relevant to that department. The list of department heads to be contacted can be found here: http://www.luther.edu/academics/departments/.

Fundraising

Most student organizations are responsible for raising their own funds. Organizations may contact Student Senate for a limited amount of funding. Co-sponsoring events is also encouraged as a way to pool resources. 

Student organizations wishing to promote a fund-raising event in either the Williams Lounge or Marty’s Lobby must complete a fund-raising table form at least one week prior to the event.  Several signatures may be needed before the request is approved. Fundraising that competes with Dahl Centennial Union services (Book Shop, Dining Services, etc.) must be approved by the department administrator. 

Raffles are not permitted at Luther College because the college does not have the required gambling license from the State of Iowa.

Petty Cash Boxes

Cash boxes are available to student organizations with a department or agency account. Student organization advisors will need to complete the Petty Cash Box Request found on the Office of Financial Services website. Your group must determine a safe, lockable location for box to be stored; and when/how the cash will be deposited in the Dahl Centennial Union depository or OFS. Questions regarding petty cash may be directed to the cashiers in the Office of Financial Services.