• Student Activities & Leadership Development
  • Student Activities & Leadership Development
  • Student Activities & Leadership Development
  • Student Activities & Leadership Development
  • Student Activities & Leadership Development
  • Student Activities & Leadership Development
  • Student Activities & Leadership Development
  • Student Activities & Leadership Development

Funding Your Event

The following are the available sources of funding on campus for your events. Keep these in mind as you are planning your programs. Remember that each funding source has different timelines and requirements as well as possible allocation amounts. 

1. Student Program Fund (SPF)
Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development
The SPF exists to assist student organizations in funding cultural, educational and social events. This fund will help offset the programmatic costs (food, facility reservation, set-up/breakdown fees, speaker fees, outside vendor fees, etc.) incurred by WSA student organizations. Guidelines for the SPF changed as of the Fall 2013 - please make sure your request falls within these parameters.

2. Student Budget Committee (SBC)
Sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly
The SBC oversees the allocation of funds for all student groups officially recognized by the Community Outreach Committee (COCo) and serves as a resource to all student organizations regarding the allocation process and other funding sources on campus.

3. Concert Committee (CC)
Sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly
The CC oversees the allocation of funds concerts at Wesleyan for all student groups officially recognized by the Community Outreach Committee (COCo) and serves as a resource to all student organizations regarding the allocation process and the concert planning process.

4. Patricelli Center Funding (PCSE)
Sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship
PCSE funding may be available for on-campus workshops and other events that will help prepare students to create and sustain programs, businesses, and organizations that advance the public good. Events with PCSE sponsorship must provide training or enrichment in a field such as business, non-profit management, public service, social justice, environmental sustainability, education, healthcare, or international development.

5. Diversity and Academic Advancement Fund
Sponsored by the Dean for Diversity and Academic Advancement
Diversity and Academic Advancement Funds (DAAF) are made available to engage diversity, in the broadest sense of the word, as a catalyst for institutional change at Wesleyan University.

6. Healthful Words Fund
Sponsored by the Office of Health Education/WesWELL
The HWF was developed to support the planning and implementation of student-initiated educational events which address health issues relevant to the Wesleyan population. The HWF provides mini-grants of up to $100 for individuals or individual student organizations or up to $200 to multiple organizations who collaborate on a project. Click here for the application.

Other common sources of funding include:
Academic Department Contributions
Adelphic Educational Fund
Student Organization Collaboration & Co-sponsorship

For more tips on planning for your event, check out our Piece of Leadership on Budgeting.