The Student Government Association of Southeast assists with financial needs for student conferences, projects, and events.

The Association oversees three main funding accounts generated by a percentage of student tuition dollars that make up the Student Government operating budget. The three acounts are: Discretionary, Student Organizations, and Conferences.

These accounts exist to benefit the student body and are available for undergraduate students and organizations to receive partial funding for endeavors. This money is often contracted to students upon submission of a funding application to the Executive Board and/or Funding Board and can be applied to projects, initiatives, activities, programs, conferences, competitions, events, and showcases to name a few.

Discretionary Account

The Discretionary Account holds an estimated $20,000. The funds within the Discretionary Account are overseen by the Student Government Association Executive Board and are used to fund special campus projects deemed appropriate and/or necessary. There are no funding guidelines that govern the justification for spending in this account other than the discretion of the Executive Board. Should a funding request come through the Discretionary Account and receive approval for funding by the Student Government Executive Board, the request then goes to Senate for final approval.

  • Complete funding application
  • Submit funding application to Campus Life and Event Services in UC414.
  • Await email from SGA Treasurer regarding time and date to attend an SGA Executive Board meeting.
  • Attend an SGA Executive Board meeting, present the reason for your Discretionary request, and highlight funds needed from SGA via itemized budget.
  • Await the Executive Board vote on your allocation.
  • Upon Executive Board approval, the allocation and suggested funding amount will go to Senate for discussion and vote.
  • You or a member of your group will be invited to Senate to present the reason for your request.
  • Upon Senate approval of request, you must arrange to meet with Jim Essner, SGA Accountant to discuss purchasing of items on allocation.
  • Host or attend funded event/activity.
  • Submit one page, follow-up document detailing personal and campus benefits of event/activity within one month of completion.

  • Miscellaneous student, club, or campus needs.
  • Examples: Conferences, equipment, national competitions, supplies, etc.
  • The average amount funded per request last year was $856.17.
  • The amount available this year is approximately $33,000.

Student Organizations Account

The Student Organizations Account holds an estimated $22,000. The funds within the Campus Life Business Analyst are overseen by the Student Government Association Funding Board and the Student Government Association Accountant to fund registered student organizations recognized by the Student Government Association. Organizations requesting funding from this account will have had to attend a funding informational session with the Student Government Association Treasurer prior to submission of request, as well as adhere to a set of funding guidelines to be considered for funding. Should a funding request come through the Student Organizations Account and receive approval for funding by the Student Government Association Funding Board, the request then goes to Senate for final approval.

Requests must be made at least 21 days before the funding allocation is needed.

  • Learn about the funding procedure with Student Government Association Treasurer
  • Attend a funding informational meeting in the following locations in the University Center Tribute Room.
  • Request meeting time by emailing: sgtreasurer@semo.edu
  • Review funding guidelines to ensure organization eligibility for funding.
  • If eligible, complete funding application marking ‘Student Organizations Fund’ as the account.
  • Submit funding application to Campus Life and Event Services in UC414 before noon on Friday prior to one of the scheduled funding board meetings.
  • Attend an SGA Funding Board meeting in the UC Board of Regents Room.
    • Present the reason for your Student Organization Account request, while highlighting funds needed from SGA via itemized budget.
  • You will receive an email from the SGA Treasurer regarding when to meet with the funding board.
  • Await the SGA Funding Board vote on your allocation.
  • Upon SGA Funding Board approval, the allocation and suggested funding amount will go to Senate for discussion and vote.
  • You or a member of your organization will be invited to Senate to present the reason for your request.
  • Upon Senate approval of request, you must arrange to meet with Jim Essner, SGA Accountant to discuss purchasing of items on allocation.
  • Host or attend funded event/activity.

  • Campus events that are free and open to all Southeast students.
  • Examples: Guest speakers, entertainers, festivals, programs, social projects, educational activities, etc.
  • The average amount funded per request last year was $1,142.30.
  • The amount available this year is approximately $30,000.

Conference Account 

The Conference Account holds an estimated $22,000. This account funds students to attend conferences to help them to build knowledge about their organization or even their major. This account is overseen by the Student Government Association Funding Board and the Campus Life Business Analyst. Students can request funding out of this account by submitting the funding application and then attending the Funding Board meeting. Once an amount has been recommended to the Senate it will be voted on for final approval.

  • Complete funding application
  • Submit funding application to Campus Life and Event Services in UC414.
  • Await email from SGA Treasurer regarding time and date to attend an SGA Funding Board meeting.
  • Attend an SGA Funding Board meeting, present the reason for your conference request and highlight funds needed from SGA via itemized budget.
  • Await the Funding Board vote on your allocation.
  • Upon Funding Board approval, the allocation and suggested funding amount will go to Senate for discussion and vote.
  • You or a member of your group will be invited to Senate to present the reason for your request.
  • Upon Senate approval of request, you must arrange to meet with Jim Essner, Campus Life Business Analyst to discuss purchasing of items on allocation.
  • Attend the conference.
  • Submit one page, follow-up document including a photo detailing personal and campus benefits of event/activity within one month of completion.

Student Government By-Laws

Student Government funding is to supplement an organization's budget to assist with programs, events, activities, social projects, and educational activities.

Location
Office
University Center 414
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 1800
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701