Student Organization Funding Association (SOFA)

SOFA Logo UIS SOFA Student Organization Funding Association

“The Student Organization Funding Association (SOFA) is a standing committee of the Student Government Association (SGA). As a guiding body for student organizations under the SGA, this committee looks to allocate University funds to student organizations in a fair, unbiased, and efficient way, so as to promote student interaction and a positive learning environment on campus.”

For more information, please contact the Student Life Office at 206-4762 or email SOFA

SOFA Position Descriptions

SOFA_Bylaws approved SP19

SOFA Funding Request Forms

Budget request forms will be submitted through UIS Connection and will be due at 5:00pm (CST) on the Fridays listed below.

Although the SOFA board will meet to review the requests, student organizations will not be required to attend and/or to present their requests in person to the board.

Instead, funding decisions will be made by the committee using UIS Connection and will be based upon the information submitted through the UIS Connection form. Please fill out the SOFA request form completely so that SOFA is not delayed in making their decisions regarding the submitted requests.

Fall 2019 Request Deadlines

Friday, Sept 6th 5pm

Friday, Sept 20th 5pm

Friday, Oct 4th 5pm

Friday, Oct 18th 5pm

Friday, Nov 1st 5pm

Friday, Nov 15th 5pm

Friday, Dec 6th 5pm

Spring 2020 Request Deadlines

Wednesday, Jan 15th Midnight

Wednesday, Feb 5th Midnight

Wednesday, Feb 19th Midnight

Wednesday, Feb 26th Midnight

Wednesday, March 18th Midnight

Wednesday, April 1st Midnight

Wednesday, April 22nd Midnight​ (For Summer & Fall ’20 Funding thru Sept 15th)

SOFA Graphic for Marketing

Starting Fall 2014, SOFA requires any event funded by SOFA to include recognition of SOFA’s funding. Please use the following graphic in marketing materials. To obtain file in different formats, please email SOFA