GPSG and UISG (the undergrad student government) both provide funding for student org activities via the Graduate and Professional Allocations Committee (GPAC). 

The information below describes the application process, the review procedure, and rules and regulations related to funding. Funding announcements are posted on the home page.

If you have questions about how GPSG makes funding decisions, please email the Chief Financial Officer, Grant Jerkovich or the GPAC Chair Alexis Finer; if you have questions about access to or technical issues with OrgSync, contact CSIL staff.

Academic Year 2018–2019 Student Org Budget Deadlines

Cycle Deadline Funding Recommendation
Funding Period 1 Friday, April 26th, 11:59 PM Early Fall
Funding Period 2 Friday, September 28th, 11:59 PM Late Fall / Early Spring
Funding Period 3 Friday, January 25th, 11:59 PM Mid-to-Late Spring

In an effort to serve your student organizations needs GPSG will now be utilizing a funding model consisting of three equally funded periods. Each period, approximately $20,000 will be available for allocation. GPAC will be prioritizing requests based on dates of expenditures. Please use the guidelines above to decide when to apply for funding to maximize your chances of successfully funding your organization. Requests occurring outside of the recommended time period will be considered if funds are available. 

Applying for student org funding 

Step 1: Log-on to your org's Engage page.

Step 2: If you don't have access to the treasury module on Engage, request it from a group admin.

Step 3: Complete the budget request form by going to Org Budget Requests → My Budget Requests → Create Request, and selecting the GPSG Funding Request form.

Step 4: Wait for the review committee's recommendation (see 'Review Process' below).

Review process and Maximum Funding Standards

All University of Iowa graduate and professional student organizations' requests for funding will be reviewed by the GPSG budget committee, called GPAC (Graduate & Professional Allocation Committee). When GPAC reviews your application for funds, they rely on annually revised GPAC Funding Guidelines and Tenets:

GPAC Funding Guidelines and Tenets 2018-2019

You should use these this document to help ensure you have a complete, and realistic budget proposal. 

Priority will be given in accordance to where your organization falls (Priority 1 through Priority 5) in the Organization Priority List (download excel document). 

GPAC Representatives 2018-2019 

Chair  Alexis Finer
Carver College of Medicine Emily Larson 
 College of Dentistry  Michael Rohlf
College of Law  Sana Naqvi
College of Pharmacy  Rebecca McCaughey
College of Business  Ryan Parker
Graduate College  Lyndsey DuBose
Graduate College  TBD
Graduate College  TBD

The Final Decision

GPAC does not make the final decision on student org funding; they make a recommendation to the GPSG delegates, who are elected representatives of the graduate and professional student body. Because the delegates make the final funding decision, student orgs wishing to contest GPAC's recommendation must make their case directly to the delegates. In order to do so, student orgs must alert the GPAC chair of their intent to appear before the delegates via email at least 24 hours before GPSG is scheduled to meet. Our meetings are posted on the webpage. 

Rules and Regulations 

Additional rules and regulations related to student organization funding are available below:

For Collaborative Funding Organizations (CFOs)

Post Funding Requirements

  • Advertising and Marketing

If your student organization was allocated funding from GPAC, your organization must include the GPSG logo on your marketing and advertising paperwork, e.g. fliers, posters etc. The logos are available below:                                             

White Logo

GPSG Seal Logo

  • Large Event Follow Up Form

If your organization was allocated greater than $250 for an event, you must submit a Large Event Follow Up Form. You can obtain this form from the SOBO at the IMU (159 IMU).