In addition to participating in on-campus leadership development activities, the Center for Student Involvement encourages students to seek off-campus opportunities. Examples include local, state, regional and national conferences, drive-in workshops, and internships. There are several funding sources available to individual students and student organizations to help offset some of these costs. Descriptions of each funding source and links to more information are listed below.
DENNIS ECKART STUDENT LEADERSHIP FUND
The Dennis E. Eckart Endowed Student Leadership fund provides support for students seeking educational opportunities, leadership development programs, internships, community service and co-curricular experiences. This fund enables students to experience opportunities that they may not be able to attend due to financial constraints. This fund was established by Dennis Eckart, former U.S. Congressman for the 11th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He donated unspent campaign funds to ensure undergraduate students could participate in opportunities beyond the traditional classroom environment.
Unfortunately, all funding for the 2018-19 academic year has already been distributed.
Social and cultural programming fund
The use of the funds will support programming to enhance the experience of students who are underrepresented (students of color) and underserved students who are typically first generation, LGBTQ+, deaf/hearing-impaired students, autism spectrum students and/or differently able students
Apply for the Social and Cultural Fund
STUDENT ORGANIZATION FUND
The purpose of this fund is to provide all registered student organizations (graduate and undergraduate) at Kent State University, Kent campus, with an alternative funding source for organization business. The money in this fund is available for educational programs, marketing/PR of the organization, field trips, etc.
Apply for Student Organization Funding (PDF)
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT (USG) ALLOCATIONS
All undergraduate students pay a student activity fee as part of your tuition. A portion of this money goes to the Undergraduate Student Government Allocations Committee to provide funding to student organizations and individuals for programming and conferences.
Please review the Allocations Guidelines carefully for the requirements for funding requests. For information and to apply please visit the USG Website.
SALES AND SOLICITATION PERMIT (S&S)
Required for any organization that is soliciting signatures, selling tickets, or fundraising (either through the organization or an outside vendor). Contact the University Events and Conference Services for more information.
Expense reimbursement form
If you received university funding through Student Government, the Dennis Eckart Scholarship Fund or the Student Organization Fund, please attach this Expense Reimbursement Form with your receipts before dropping them off in the Center for Student Involvement.
Outlines the process for contracting with outside artists and agents.
WAIVER REQUEST FORM
Necessary for obtaining exemptions to event policies on alcohol, sound, and guests. Waiver Request Form (PDF)
HOLD HARMLESS FORM
To be filled out and filed with the Office of the University Counsel for any events or activities that hold an element of risk at least fourteen days before the day of the event. Use for on or off-campus activities. Upon receipt, University Counsel will be in contact with further instructions. View the University Hold Harmless Form.
COMPENSATED LEADER ACTIVITY VERIFICATION FORM
Compensated Student Leaders are required to attend two leadership development activities to be eligible for their scholarship. Please submit one Verification Form for each activity you attend
Student Organization Handbook and Sample Constitution
Student Organization Marketing Checklist
There are many marketing resources available to student organizations at no charge, so be sure to take advantage of them. It is important to plan ahead to ensure your message gets maximum reach and to ensure the resource is available. You can find a guide to many of the resources you can use to promote your event on the Student Organization Marketing Checklist page.
Discounted Printing at FedEx
Registered student organizations can receive Kent State's corporate pricing on all print projects including banners, fliers, postcards and more. Learn more about the discount and start saving!