Co-sponsorship

The Student Government Association (SGA) believes student organizations are major contributors to the healthy presence of students on campus. The purpose of the co-sponsorship process on the Atlanta campus is to allow SGA to support chartered student organizations through funding of up to $1,000 for events that promote cultural awareness, educational development and community interaction for the students of Georgia State University. Events must be co-sponsored by at least two Atlanta campus chartered student organizations (not including SGA) to be eligible for funding.

Request forms for events to be held in Fall 2018 must be completed in their entirety. Chartered student organizations must obtain their advisor’s approval before requests can be processed.

To allow adequate time for the SGA Student Engagement Committee review, as well as adequate promotion of the event, all applications for events in Fall 2018 must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the event date in order to be considered. Late submissions and emailed or faxed requests will not be considered.

Frequently Asked Questions

All Atlanta fee funded chartered student organizations. Chartered status will be verified by Leadership Programs.
Each request is reviewed by the SGA Student Engagement Committee. They will determine what level of funding, if any, will be approved on a case-by-case basis by a majority vote. The monetary cap is $1,000.

Co-sponsorships will be granted on adherence to the purpose of co-sponsorship program (i.e., to promote cultural awareness, educational development and community interaction for the students of Georgia State University).

The following events will not be eligible for co-sponsorship through SGA:

  • Events that are not open to the entire student body and/or charge admission.
  • Events involving services that other offices and/or departments already provide to the student body.
  • Events held off campus.
  • Events involving the service or sale of alcohol and/or illegal substances.
  • Conference attendance.

SGA will not be able to fund travel (i.e., bus, train, airfare) or any items outside of the following departments:

  • Catering (PantherDining)
  • University Bookstore
  • PawPrints (University Printing Services)
  • Computer Operations Center (Library South)
  • GSUPD (Security Personnel)
  • Other university services which can be paid with a speedtype

Providing ample details of the event’s expenses greatly enhances the organization’s chances of being approved. An itemized list should be included with the co-sponsorship application.

The SGA Student Engagement Committee chair will notify organizations that their application was received within two to five business days of its receipt.
The organization will be notified via email from the SGA Student Engagement Committee chair within two weeks acknowledging approval or denial of the request.
Yes. Organizations that would like to know why the request was denied and potential ways to strengthen the application can contact the SGA Student Engagement Committee chair. Participation in the appeals process does not guarantee funding; it only indicates that the request may be reconsidered.

Please note: Previously sponsored events from proceeding years are not guaranteed co-sponsorship.

Prior to the disbursement of any funds, the requester must contact the SGA Student Engagement Committee chair within three business days of notification of approval to schedule a meeting. The meeting will serve to coordinate approval for purchases and creation of marketing materials. The SGA administrative coordinator will facilitate the purchase of the approved items. The SGA advisor must be consulted prior to any purchases being made. Under no circumstance should an organization’s members spend their own personal funds for reimbursement later.

The SGA administrative coordinator will process all financial transactions related to the expenditure of co-sponsorship funds. Student organizations must contact the SGA Student Engagement Committee chair within three business days of notification of approval to schedule a meeting with to discuss the purchases needed for the event. SGA is unable to co-sponsor events that require reimbursements. Invoices not received within 30 days of the event date will no longer be eligible for co-sponsorship through the SGA.

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