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Student Activities Funding Board

The Student Activities Funding Board (SAFB) is a student board that allocates funds to student organizations for events and programs to enhance student activities and campus life.

Any registered Tier 2 student organization (with a president, treasurer, and vice-president of events listed on Get Involved) can apply for funding for events that are freeopen to all students and the public, and take place on campus. Not all proposals will be accepted, and funding is not guaranteed for events that have been approved in the past. Email Ryan Mitchell BEFORE submitting a proposal if the proposal is greater than $2,000 OR if you have not submitted any approved proposals for the 2018-19 academic year. SAFB funded events cannot conflict with other major campus events. SAFB only considers proposals submitted before noon on meeting dates listed below for no sooner than 30 days after the meeting. Any submission that does not meet the listed requirements will be denied.

SAFB Meeting Considers events on or after:

September 6

October 6

September 20

October 20

October 4

November 4

October 18

November 18

November 1

December 1

November 15

December 15

December 6

January 6

December 20

January 20

January 10

February 10

January 24

February 24

February 7

March 7

February 21

March 21

March 7

April 7

March 21

Fall 2019

SAFB would like to encourage student organizations to plan around the following topic areas and values:

  • Social: Events that help students interact and connect with other students in positive ways to build relationships and deepen campus connections
  • Faculty Engagement: Events that help students engage with WSU faculty to get better connected to their field of study and build relationships
  • Wellness: Events that help students understand how positive choices related to financial literacy, physical health, emotional health, sexual violence prevention, and food insecurity contribute to overall wellness.
  • Cultural / Identity: Events that help students describe and articulate positive qualities about identities or cultural groups through exposure
  • Diversity / Inclusion: Events that help students understand how to interact with different identity or cultural groups respectfully or expand their world view
  • Professional / Leadership: Events that help students develop and apply a new skill to be a better supervisor, leader, organizer, planner, etc.

General Guidelines & Restrictions

  • Student organizations must be registered as Tier 2 and have an EPF completed PRIOR TO a funding proposal being submitted (view list of recognized student organizations)
  • Events must be free, on-campus, and open to all students and the public
  • Events cannot conflict with major campus events, including football games and Campus Activities Team (see the events calendar), AND cannot occur during any break periods, finals periods, or spring/summer semesters
  • Funding is provided by individual line items, therefore more cannot be spent on one area of a program, even if less was spent on another. (Ex. if $200 was budgeted for graphics and only $100 was used, the remaining $100 cannot be used to fund a different cost)
  • In support of broader University efforts to increase weekend activities in and around the WSU campus, special preference is given to proposals that take place on a Friday night, Saturday day, Saturday night, or Sunday day
  • Each student organization will only be approved for food up to $300 total per year, regardless of the number of events planned (General Student Center Administration Food Policy)
  • Contracts will be handled by DOSO, approved by the WSU Office of General Counsel, and signed by the Dean of Students only
  • Events cannot be publicized until a proposal is approved and contracts are signed, or they may be cancelled
  • Musical entertainment will be considered, however the requesting organization must meet with Ryan Mitchell prior to submitting a proposal
  • Any and all contracts will be all-inclusive, meaning the service provider will pay for their own travel, meals, lodging, etc. from what they are paid
  • Student organizations must use the approved vendors listed below

Approved Vendors

Non-fundable items

  • Reimbursements for purchases made prior to approval
  • Luncheons or student organization meetings
  • Decorations exceeding $200
  • Trophies, awards, gifts, and giveaways such as pens, t-shirts, etc.
  • Fundraisers
  • Rush orders for last minute printing/graphics services
  • Conference registration
  • Membership dues
  • Travel

Please review the downloadable planning checklist before applying here.

2018-19 funded events

For more information about these events, please check out Get Involved.

Date Event Student organization
Sept. 28 Afrolatindad In Detroit
4:30 to 8 p.m., Student Center 010
Lantinx Student Association
Sept. 30 Transgender Day of Empowerment
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Student Center Ballroom and Hilberry A-F
LGBT Student Advisory Board
Oct. 10 Speak Your Mind... Mind Your Speech: Truth to Power through Spoken Word
6 to 8 p.m., Student Center 025
LGBT Student Advisory Board
Oct. 12 Comedy Night
8 to 10 p.m., Student Center Ballroom C
Latinx Student Association
Oct. 17 Jesus - Myth or Reality? A debate
6 to 8:30 p.m., Community Arts Auditorium
Ratio Christi
Oct. 23 Eighty Years of the Fourth International: 1938-2018 - The class struggle, revolution, and socialism in the Twenty-First Century
7 to 9 p.m., Bernath Auditorium, Undergraduate Library
International Youth and Students for Social Equality
Oct. 25 Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Research Colloquia
Noon to 1 p.m., Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
Oct. 29 Social Innovation Kickoff
5:30 to 7 p.m., Student Center Ballroom
Oct. 30 Halloween Bash
4 to 8 p.m., Student Center Ballroom C
Health Occupations Students of America
Oct. 30  Bride of Frankenstein
6 to 8 p.m., Student Center 285
Club Kino 313
Nov. 2 Beastmode Stroll Off Competition and After Party
2 p.m. to 2 a.m., St. Andrews Hall
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Nov. 4 Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant
7 to 9 p.m., Student Center Ballroom
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Nov. 5 Mental Health Activity
5 to 7 p.m., Student Center 025 and 010
Health Occupations Students of America
Nov. 9 Fall Showcase
6:30 to 9 p.m., Community Arts Auditorium
Indian Students Association
Nov. 18 Concert
3:30 to 6 p.m., Community Arts Auditorium
Detroit Medical Orchestra
Nov. 19 Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil
6 to 8 p.m., Student Center Ballroom A and B
LGBT Student Advisory Board


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