Student Organization Collaboration Fund
The Student Organization Collaboration Fund (SOC Fund) is designed to support and encourage intergroup collaborative programming efforts. All student organizations stand to benefit from increased diversity in membership, initiative, and perspective. The Associated Students of Willamette University, in partnership with the Council on Diversity and Social Justice, hope to foster unique and creative relationships between organizations that will ultimately benefit our entire Willamette community as we strive to understand and appreciate our complexity and depth. We believe that all members of our community stand to grow from exposure to and exploration of social justice values.
Guidelines for Proposals
Projects must include two or more distinctly different campus organizations. Organizations may differ in such things as the make up of their membership, issues discussed, goals, purpose, or type of club (Academic, Multicultural, Athletic, etc) to name a few examples. Preference will be given to registered student organizations, but participation is not limited to such groups. All groups need to have a recognized advisor.
These grants are not designed to fund long-standing projects; our goal is to encourage new collaboration and creativity, hoping to build new bridges and increase communication on campus.
Projects must support the mission and purpose of the fund as it is explained above.
More guidelines can be found in the application (see below).
There will be three funding opportunities each academic year. The 2009-2010 budget is $7,000, but beyond that number there are no minimum or maximum amounts for grant proposals. Each proposal will be reviewed by the SOC Fund board, consisting of two ASWU representatives and at least 2 CDSJ representatives.
Applications are due October 21st, February 1st, and April 4th. Click this link for an online application.
Evaluation and Report Form
Projects that are granted monies through the SOC Fund must submit an Evaluation and Report Form within one month of the project’s completion. Future requests and/or distribution of funds may not be granted without the Evaluation and Report Form.