Campus Life Fee Grant Policies

  • Binghamton University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment with regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Grants will be awarded only to programs that adhere to this policy.
  • Grant initiatives can be used to fund no more than 75% of the total budget for an event/initiative. Student must provide a minimum of 25% of the total budget through other funding sources, such as fundraising efforts, membership dues, etc.
    • If the anticipated budget changes prior to the event/initiative, the student group is responsible for sending an email notification to The grant award amount will be reviewed to determine if the amount is still appropriate or if the grant award amount needs to be adjusted to ensure the grant award is not exceeding 75% of the total budget.
    • If the final budget of the event/initiative changes, the student group is responsibility for addressing the change with the Associate Director for Campus Activities at the post-event meeting. If the grant award amount exceeds 75% of the total budget, the student group will be required to return the overage.
  • Funding will not be awarded for stipends for any Binghamton University student, faculty or staff member.
  • Events at which alcohol is available will not be considered for funding.
  • Funding is not intended for start-up or general operating costs.
  • Recurring initiatives must show demonstration of improvement in order to be eligible for grant funding.
  • Events held as fundraisers for the purpose of generating revenue for a student group or philanthropic cause are not eligible for funding.
  • Funded programs must acknowledge the grant and associated logos in all advertising and publications for the event.
  • Partisan political organizations (organizations affiliated with a registered political party or candidate for public office) may seek funding through the CFL Event Grant for non-partisan political activities only (e.g., candidate forums available to all qualified candidates, non-partisan educational programs, etc.)
  • No registered student group may use University funds on behalf of a candidate for public office in a political campaign.
  • Information regarding grant applications will be sent via email. All correspondence will contain your application number. Please reference this number when inquiring about your grant application. Please note, the email address you supply on your application will be the only method through which we will correspond. It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy of this email address. Any missed deadlines due to an email account error on the grant application will result in forfeiture of the grant.
  • Grant awards will be based solely on the content of your application.
  • Grant funding is limited and no further grant applications will be accepted in a given fiscal year when funding has been fully given out.

Last Updated: 4/7/16