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Old Dominion University believes in the positive impact that student organizations can have to the overall Monarch community. In addition to leadership and management support, student organizations have access to various types of monetary support to apply towards annual activities and operational costs. Listed below are three different forms of financial support offered to student organizations registered with the University.

Need more info?

Detailed information regarding the steps needed to apply for the funding options listed below are found via the Files section on your organization's Monarch Link portal.

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Annual Budgets

Each year, the Student Government Association reviews annual budget requests submitted by student organizations (that are registered as Recognized) outlining their anticipated operating costs for the upcoming year.

Each request is reviewed by the SGA Finance Committee as well as volunteer ODU Faculty/Staff, and a detailed amount of funding is allocated to the organization to be used throughout the upcoming year. New organizations applying for their first annual budget are limited to a $500 initial allocation.

Budget requests are submitted via Monarch Link and are due on the second Friday of February. Additionally, several budget management and budget request training sessions are offered throughout the year. Organizations seeking to apply for an annual budget must attend one of these budget sessions prior to applying for an annual budget.


The Student Government Association recognizes that student organizations often develop programming or opertational costs throughout the year that were not anticipated prior to their Annual Budget Request submission.

In response, SGA provides an opportunity for organizations (that are registered as either Recognized or Provisional) to request funding for these extra costs through Contingency Requests. Once per semester (as well as an additional time during Homecoming Week) organizations may request funding from SGA.

This process requires meeting with the SGA Finance Commitee who will then construct a Contingency Bill to be presented to the SGA Senate. Contingency Requests must be voted on and approved by the SGA Senate in order to be applied to an organization's annual budget.


Organizations may receive sponsorship funding from other organizations at the University.

Pepsi, Dining Services, as well as the ODU Bookstore provide support for student organization events. These sponsorships are requested through an application form via Monarch Link and are accepted throughout the year.

Additionally, organizations may partner with other organizations as co-sponsors on an event. These co-sponsorships allow for student organizations to compile funds within their budgets. Each organization has its own process through which co-sponsships are requested and evaluated. Students are encouraged to reach out to other organizations' Treasurers (and other officers) when seeking a co-sponsorship.

The Student Government Assocation highly prioritizes its commitment to co-sponsoring events with other organizations across campus. Organizations (Recognized or Associated) seeking to co-sponsor an event with SGA that is open to the entire university community may fill out the application via Monarch Link.

Need travel funds?

Travel Award Fund is depleted. Applications are no longer being accepted for travel through June 30, 2014. Applications/guidelines for travel beginning July 1, 2014, will be accessible May 30.