Organized clubs at Boise State have access to funding through the Associated Students of Boise State University, but getting cash for events depends solely on the application process.
“You submit a direct club grant on orgsync after you join ASBSU as an organization,” said Megan Buxton, secretary of student affairs for ASBSU. “You fill out all of the information and attach a budget, explain what your club is doing, why you need the money and what it is for.”
After the grant information is submitted, students in the club are assigned a funding board member to help ensure the process goes smoothly.
“They will email you, ask you questions and set up a time to come into our funding board meetings, it is now mandatory that you come,” Buxton said.
“We have them on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., it’s the only time we could all meet,” Buxton said. “It’s where all the grant proposals are heard.”
Club members spend a brief amount of time getting familiar with the grant process.
“You come for fifteen minute time slots, it’s pretty laid back,” Buxton said. “People will introduce themselves and say ‘Hey, can you tell us a little about your grant, a little about your club?’”
Buxton explained that in previous years, some club members have experienced frustration due to the lack of interaction between ASBSU executive members like
“One of my goals this year was to promote club interaction with my position. I wanted to get to know the clubs and figured this would be an easy way to do it,” Buxton said.
Once club members get to their actual proposal meeting, paperwork is submitted and pitches heard, club members are asked to leave the room and the club funding board then votes to approve or deny the grant.
If approved, students are given notice in person and via email. Buxton then passes the grant info to university officials who distribute the funds.
“Clubs need to make sure they are getting their stuff submitted on time because we do need a certain amount of time to process different things,” Buxton said.
Buxton explained certain club events, like those which require travelling, need to be approved by Boise State officials before voting on grants can
“If students have any questions about funding, they can just email me, I could help prevent a lot of missed communication,” Buxton said. “I am in the office a lot.”
Buxton advices club members to keep track grant status.
“I am going to be posting my little time grid schedule I made on our (ASBSU) website,”