Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize that there are a number of questions that you have regarding opportunities for student organizations. 


WHAT KIND OF FUNDING CAN MY ORGANIZATION APPLY FOR?

There are three types of organizations on campus: green, gold, and funded accounts. You can find out your organization status in your OrgSync portal. Gold organizations are eligible to apply for internal development, travel, and event funding. Green organizations are eligible to apply for internal development funding. Funded accounts have set budgets and can only change the amount of money they have received through a line-item change.

How do I apply for funding for my organization?

To apply for funding, you must submit this application. Be sure to review the funding packet and research actual quotes for the items in which you would like to have funded. Additionally, remember to include shipping and handling as well.

How early do I need to submit my funding application?

You must submit your application at least eight (8) academic weeks before you need the requested funds. If you have questions about internal development funding, please reach out to Larry Figueroa at llfigueroa@dons.usfca.edu. If you have questions about event funding, please reach out to Nikki Sanchez at nbsanchez@dons.usfca.edu. Lastly, if you have questions about travel funding, please reach out to mbaldawaleebi@dons.usfca.edu.

How many times can I apply for funding?

For internal development and travel funding, student organizations are only allowed to fill out one application per category per semester. However, each application can include multiple requests, so there is opportunity to receive funding for an array of items.


How do I design a poster for my event or organization?

Students are encouraged to use the Graphics Center, located in UC 418, to design their posters because their services are free to ASUSF recognized organizations. Students can, however, design their own posters through whatever resources they may have.

If you are designing your own poster, make sure it has the date of the event, organization sponsoring the event, and any necessary disclaimers. More information about posting resources can be found here.

How do I get my posters printed?

All student organizations are allotted $200 worth of Copy Mill funds. Copy Mill is our preferred vendor for printing. If students are looking to print their posters, they can come to the Student Leadership and Engagement office and the Peer Advising Team will work on getting their posters ordered.

How do I get my posters posted?

We recommend that students order their posters in numbers of 8, 16, or 93, as those are our designated posting numbers. The breakdown is as follows:

  • 8 posters → posted on 8 campus bulletin boards

  • 16 posters → posted on 8 campus bulletin boards + 8 residence hall lobbies

  • 93 posters →  posted on 8 campus bulletin boards + 8 residence hall lobbies + given to 77 resident advisors to post on their floors in the residence halls

Students are also welcome to print their own posters, but SLE can only accept them in the above quantities for posting.

When will my posters be posted?

Once SLE has received the posters, SLE’s marketing team sorts and hangs them on one of the posting days (Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday). We recommend that students bring their posters to SLE at least three weeks before they need to be up. This will allow for about two weeks for the posters to be on the boards.


How do I start a new organization?

Starting an organization is easy! Check out all the steps here.

What organizations are there on campus?

An easy way to check out all of our organizations is to browse them all here.

How do I know which organizations to join?

If you’re looking to get involved but don’t know where to start, we encourage you to use OrgFynder, our tool that works to help you identify organizations that may align with your interests.

How do I get involved with an organization that we have on campus?

Once you have found an organization that you like through our website, all you have to do is click through to that organization’s OrgSync portal (or just search them on OrgSync). Once you’re on their page, there will be contact information for the top three officers of that organization, so you can reach out to them for more information on how to get involved! Additionally, attending the Fall and Spring Involvement Fairs are a great way to be exposed to our student organization’s and the people in them.

Contact Info

Student Leadership & Engagement

University Center 4th Floor
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-7256 (415) 422-2898