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.
Start your request online within OrgCentral. You must be an organization’s president or treasurer to complete this request, so be sure that you are appropriately signed in. Click on the three lines at the top left of the screen and click on the setting gear next to your organization’s name. From the dropdown, click on the “Finance” tab. Next, click on the blue “Create Request” button in the top right of the screen and select the “UPAC Operational Funding Request” process from the options provided. Follow the instructions on the request form and be sure to click the blue “Submit” button at the very end. Operational Requests are accepted in the Fall Semester only.
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