Student Senate Funding

Student Senate has three primary funding sources: Block, Line-item, and the Unallocated account. The budget code is in Article VIII of SSRR. The Block and Line-item process happens in the spring semester around the same time as Fee Review; and week-to-week funding requests come from Unallocated.

Guidlines for funding:

  • To qualify for funding, a student group must:
    • Be open to all KU students
    • Be registered with the Student Involvement & Leadership Center (SILC)
    • Have no academic standards 
    • Have no membership dues
  • Any group requesting a service fee (honorarium, DJ, etc.) must turn in a contractual services form and a W9 before the legislation can be seen
  • For special events, refer to the “half-over-a-thousand” rule: Senate can fund up to the first $1,000 of the cost and 50% of the remaining total
  • Groups seeking more than general funding ($100) should send representatives to help answer questions in committees and full senate
  • Groups should seek funding from other sources, such as Coke, the Multicultural Education Fund, and department support
  • Funds will be available for groups 10 days after approval, at the earliest, therefore groups should seek event funding earlier rather than later


Brittany Biel, Student Senate Treasurer,
Antonio Lopez Bormann, Assistant Treasurer,

To get the process started, contact Student Senate Chief of Staff Charles Jetty at

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