Allocation board awards $375,000 in grants to student organizations

February 24, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Student Organization Grant Allocation Board awarded $375,000 to student organizations during its most recent round of allocations.

The funds, made available annually by the Purdue administration and the student activities fee, are awarded to student groups for events, travel and equipment purchases, said board chairperson Anna Ye.

"The purpose of the grants is to fund activities and events that enhance campus life, allow opportunities for leadership development, promote engagement with the community and create a forum for the exchange of information and ideas," she said.

Ye said the board received 184 applications for almost $1.6 million, and funded 136 organizations and $375,154 in grants for the period of March 1 to May 31.

Among the requests approved were the Moonlight Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Ag Council; Hack the Anvil, sponsored by Purdue Hackers; and Purdue Grand Alternative, April 22-25, which offers substance-free activities for students as part of the annual Grand Prix celebrations. Also, a wide variety of cultural events were sponsored, such as the Indonesian Festival and Philippine Culture Night.

The next deadline for funding will be due April 1 for events occurring from June 1 to Sept. 30.

The Student Organization Grant Allocation Board's primary purpose is to allocate funds to student organizations serving students on campus registered with the Student Activities and Organizations area of the Office of the Dean of Students. 

Source: Anna Ye, ye60@purdue.edu 

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