Operational Expenses – Funds used to aid in a recognized student organization’s basic operating expenses.

UPAC provides organizational operational funds to recognized student organizations to aid in their basic operating expenses. All recognized student organizations are currently eligible to receive one $50.00 allocation per academic year. Requests must be submitted by the last day of classes of the fall semester. Exceptions exist only for newly recognized organizations in the spring semester.

Funds allocated towards student organizations’ operating expenses can be used during the fall and spring semester and must be expensed no later than the last day of classes of the spring semester.

To request operational funding, start online at psu.campuslabs.com/engage. Follow the instructions outlined in the Operational Funding Request Instructions document below.


What can operational funds be used on?

  • Advertising – recruitment, officer elections, member retention, general publicity.
  • Office Supplies – pens, paper, etc.
  • Postage – mailings.
  • Copying – organization newsletters, minutes, officer elections.

What can’t operational funds be used on?

  • Event expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • The purchase of equipment
  • The purchase of food or beverages


OrgCentral Operational Funding Request Instructions

For full, concise instructions on how to fill out an operational request through OrgCentral, check out the instructions page provided below.