Activities Funding Board
The Activities Funding Board serves as the University’s student organization funding board. AFB receives money each year to allocate out to student organizations. The allocation changes each year. Only registered student organizations (RSOs) through the Center for Student Involvement can request funds for programming and conference travel. RSOs can request up to $2000 each academic school year (Fall through Summer) towards programming and conference travel. While organizations can get up to $2000 each school year, only $1000 may be used for conference travel.
For more information about the Activities Funding Board, please check out their website at www.uh.edu/afb.
Student Event Catering Fund Process
University of Houston Dining Services and Catering on Cullen understands that registered student organizations work with limited budgets for programs. Therefore, a fund has been established for registered student organization to receive limited funding for catering of events during the school year. The fund is limited in size and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Registered student organizations may request a one-time fund of up to $400 each academic semester. Students should complete the request form at least 15 business days prior to the event. Requests submitted within 15 business days may not be approved. Only requests for programs and events free to all UH students on campus will be accepted. All other programs, meetings, and events will be denied.
Registered student organizations interested in requesting funds will need to complete the Student Event Catering Fund Request Form on the University of Houston Auxiliary Services website under the Dining Services tab (www.uh.edu/auxiliaryservices).
Student Coca-Cola Beverage Donation Process
At the University of Houston, Coca-Cola is the exclusive drink provider. Registered student organizations and departments must provide Coca-Cola products during events and programs, if drinks are being offered. As part of the exclusive drink provider, Coca-Cola provides a limited amount of beverage donation to registered student organizations on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Registered student organizations may request a one-time donation of Coca-Cola products each academic school year. Students should complete the request form at least 21 business days prior to the event. Requests submitted within the 21 days will not be approved. Only requests for programs and events free to all UH students on campus will be accepted. All other programs, meetings, and events will be denied.
Registered student organizations interested in requesting funds will need to complete the Beverage Donation Form on the University of Houston Auxiliary Services website under the Vending Services tab (www.uh.edu/auxiliaryservices).
RSO Bank Accounts
As a student organization, you are entitled to opening a bank account through a banking institution of your choosing. One of the major benefits of having a bank account will allow student organizations to maintain money in a safe and trusted location. Many student organizations may opt to bank with Woodforest National Bank because of the branch located in the University Center.
Student organizations that are interested in setting up a bank account should be prepared to present the Memorandum that is generated from the Center for Student Involvement. Many banking institutions will limit the number of co-signers on a bank account and prefer to have the officers as the co-signers. It is important to maintain the active list of officers with the Center for Student Involvement so that power can be transferred to the new officers easily.
The Center for Student Involvement encourages student organizations to take precautions when maintaining bank accounts. Student organizations that opt to get checks or debit/ATM cards for their bank account, we encourage student organizations keep those in safe and concealed places. Checks and/or debit/ATM cards can potentially be stolen like any property.