|Funding & Recognition||Funds Available to Student Organizations||Accessing Your Org's Funds|
Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) funds are made available to student organizations that work to meet the educational mission of the University through academic, cultural, and personal growth. Receiving NISG funds is a privilege and not a right; therefore, these guidelines have been adopted to establish a procedure to facilitate distribution of these funds. The Organization and Finance Committee and Northern Iowa Student Government shall abide by the guidelines set forth in this document. As established in the Constitution, the Organization and Finance Committee shall serve as the primary examiner of all requests with final approval of recognition and contingency funding from the Northern Iowa Student Government Senate.
NISG Yearly Budget Process
NISG Contingency Funds
Intercollegiate Academic Fund (IAF)
It is highly recommended that you contact Pam Creger in the Student Involvement Center to begin planning for accessing your allocated NISG Budget monies as soon as you begin planning your event (minimally 4-6 weeks out from your event date). At this time we can plan for the expenses you anticipate, the best vendors to use, and how to handle payment for your expenses. Contact Pam at 319-273-2683 or email@example.com
Whenever possible, it is best to request that the vendor you work with directly bill your student organization, in care of University of Northern Iowa/Student Involvement Center.If you have any questions on this process, please contact Pam Cregerin the Student Involvement Center. In some cases it will not be possible for the vendor to bill your organization. For example, if your organization has received funding for project supplies that you will purchase from a craft store,someone from your organization will need to pay for the items and then request reimbursement from the Student Involvement Center.
The process for that is as follows:
1) Stop into the Student Involvement Center and bring the original receipt from vendorshowing method of payment (VISA, check, cash etc.) Reimbursements can only be made from original receipts,so please make sure to keep them.
2) You will be asked to fill out a form indicating which program the purchase relates to from your Budgeted Funds request and to whom reimbursement should be made. Reimbursements will only be issued for specific line items in your allocated budget.
The Student Involvement Center will process the Request for Payment through the Office of Business Operations and a check will be mailed directly to the party being reimbursed. If your organization has a checking account, it is best to use that for any expenses that cannot be directly billed. Do not have an individual from the organization pay for the expenses and then get reimbursed by the organization checking account. This will involve much more paperwork to submit to Business Operations and may be denied.