Student Organizations Finances

The Center for Student Engagement & Leadership aims to provide all student organizations with the support needed to maintain financial health. In addition, student organizations can expect to work with the Office of the Bursar for depositing income and the Senate Appropriations Commission (SAC) for funding opportunities. All student organizations are provided a university bank account. External bank accounts are prohibited. Student organizations can access the Treasurer’s Manual or book an appointment for financial support.

Making Purchases

Before making purchases, student organization members should always ensure there are appropriate funds in their student organization account. Student organizations can purchase items in two ways:

  1. Book an appointment with the center to use a University Purchasing Card (p-card). This process works the same way as using a personal credit card except funds come directly out of a student organization account.
  2. A member or organization can use their personal funds and be reimbursed by the organization. Complete a disbursement voucher to request reimbursement.

If you are paying an individual or business for service or if there is a contract involved, contact our office for assistance.

SAC Funding

Besides fundraising and dues as income-producing activities, student organizations can apply for Senate Appropriation Commission (SAC) funding via the finance tool on Bobcat Connect. SAC is a student-run funding body, which means that all funding decisions are made by students. There are two types of SAC funding: bi-weekly and semesterly. Bi-weekly requests have a $1,500 cap per event per application and must be made for programs happening the semester the request is made. Semesterly requests have no funding cap and must be made the semester before the request is made. Questions can be emailed to

SAC Advising Meetings (Baker 355)

  • Tuesday, September 12 | 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday, September 26 | 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday, October 3 | 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday, October 17 | 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday, October 31 | 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday, November 14 | 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday, December 5 | 6:00 pm

Biweekly Funding Deadlines

  • Fridays at 5:00 pm

Semesterly Funding Information

  • Application opens: Monday, October 9, 2023
  • Semesterly Funding Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2023

SAC Application

How to access the SAC application

Please watch this brief video to learn how to access the SAC application on Bobcat Connect.

Tips and advice for student organizations regarding price documentation in budget requests.

Supplementary review of price documentation examples.

Checking Your Balance

The Student Organizations OHIO Funds Available View can be used to view receipts, expenditures and remaining funds available for an organization.

Funds Available View

Making Deposits

Complete a Deposit Slip, (which can be obtained from the Student Organizations window of the Office of the Bursar, 010 Chubb Hall), with the following information:

  • Organization’s name
  • Account number
  • Deposit amount
  • Coins must be rolled with the organization’s name and account number indicated on the rolls
  • Checks must be endorsed with the organization’s name and account number
  • Treasurer’s signature

Requesting Checks

Checks/disbursement Vouchers are handled by the Center for Student Engagement & Leadership.