Student Organization Funding Association (SOFA)

“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 – November 2021

SOFA Funding Request Forms

Budget request forms will be submitted through UIS Connection on the Fridays listed below.

The SOFA board will meet the next Sunday at 4:00 p. m. (CST) to review the requests, student organizations will not be required to attend and/or to present their requests in person to the board, though they are welcome to attend and present their requests to the board.

Funding decisions will be made by the committee 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 2021 Request Deadlines

Friday, August 27th 4 p. m.

Friday, Sept 17th 4 p. m.

Friday, Sept 24th 4 p. m.

Friday, Oct 8th 4 p. m.

Friday, Oct 22nd 4 p. m.

Friday, Nov 12th 4 p. m.

Friday, Dec 3rd 4 p. m.

Spring 2022 Request Deadlines

Friday,  Jan 28th 5 p.m.

Friday,  Feb 11th 5 p.m.

Friday, March 4th 5 p.m.

Friday, March 25th 5 p.m.

Friday, April 22nd 5 p.m.

Friday, May 6th 5 p.m.

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