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Student Organizations do not receive guaranteed or automatic funding at Purdue University.  There are a variety of ways to gain funding for events, activites, travel, and equipment. If you would like to speak to someone in SAO please schedule a meeting via .  If you would like for us to present to your student organization or council please complete the Workshop form link at the top of the page.   You can also find links to current Purdue grants and fundraising initiatives below.

Only the Purdue Student Government receives a direct subsidy from the University budget. Most student organizations are funded through membership dues and/or fund-raising activities.

SOGA - The Student Organization Grant Allocation Board distributes funds to student organizations recognized through the Student Activities & Organizations Office, supporting their activities, events, travel, and services. SOGA is a student resource initiative supported by Purdue Student Government. SOGA provides allocated funding through a prioritization system, events most likely to be funded are those that are on campus, free, and open to the Purdue community, the last prioritization is equipment for the student organization. To learn more about the SOGA grant, please see the alert on the front page of Boilerlink (Student Organization Grant Opportunities) or the Student Organization Grant Allocation Boilerlink page. SOGA awards funding through four funding periods over the course of an academic year. For questions please send an email to Various grant presentations are held each semester by Student Activities and Organizations. A list of these events can be found on the events page on Boilerlink.

SFAB - The Student Fee Advisory Board (SFAB) convenes to allocate the money collected from your (undergraduate) Student Activity Fee during the Spring Semester of each year. This money is reserved for student-driven programs and initiatives that aim to better the campus experience for every undergraduate student. Any student organization is eligible to apply for requests of $15,000 or more, but the events/initiatives must be focused and beneficial to undergraduate students. Purdue University departments may apply for SFAB funding through undergraduate student driven initiatives. More information is available in the SFAB guidelines regarding departmental applications. The details of the funding guidelines & requirements, as well as application information, deadlines, and anticipated presentation dates are available on the Student Fee Advisory Board Boilerlink page. For questions, please email

    • Any Undergraduate student can submit an application as long as the listed requirements are met. Past proposals that have been sponsored include TEDxPurdue, Concert Series, 3D Printer Lab resources, Hackathons, CARE Peer Education programs, Speakers, Cultural events, PU Comedy Expansion Initiative, Rock the Quad, Influenza Vaccination Clinics, 3 Day Start Up Event, The Purdue Review and many more. Various grant presentations are held each semester by Student Activities and Organizations. A list of these events can be found on the events page on Boilerlink.

RHA Co-Sponsorship Grant - Co-sponsorship is an avenue in which a student organization (or group of organizations) can work with RHA in  proposing, planning, and implementing an event for the Purdue community. A co-sponsorship creates a team in which the organizations involved will be responsible for all stages of the event process. Organizations may apply for up to 25% of the total event’s budget (maximum amount of $2,000). For more information, please see the RHA Weebly page

Purdue Graduate Student Government Grants – Grants available to graduate student organizations. The grants are available through Purdue Graduate Student Government.  For more information, visit their website:

One Community Grant - a collaboration between the Division of Diversity and Inclusion and International Programs, this grant encourages student driven programs which promote inclusion. The promotion of programs which provide meaningful international and domestic student interaction is a primary purpose for this grant. Apply in BoilerLink under Forms, One Community Grant. Any questions regarding the grant should be sent to

Office of Engagement Grant - Facilitated by the Office of Engagement, this program provides grants to Purdue students or student organizations for service projects to the community. Grant amounts range from $100-$1500. Learn more and apply here.

Indiana Campus Compact Community Service Mini-Grants

Applications are due at least 6 weeks prior to the start of your project.
Indiana Campus Compact offers a wide variety of grants to our partner campuses, including grants for student service projects and plunges, course development grants for faculty, and grants for faculty or staff to offset the costs of a campus community dialogue. See tabs below for more information.

Tips on Fundraising

Establish a purpose and a goal as an organization

Make sure you are asking the right people for money!

Common Fundraisers

    • Skip-A-Meals
    • Raising Dues
    • Selling food items

Purdue Crowdfunding: 

Purdue Giving:

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