Sponsorship – Become an ASUC Sponsored Organization!
One avenue for funding is for your student group to become sponsored with the ASUC, which is a process with two phases. The first phase is to ensure that your organization is registered with the Center for Student Leadership. You will need an organization name, four signatories, and a constitution that is to be put on file with the Center. In addition, you should figure out what type of student group you fall under. The three types of groups are SAGs (Student Activity Groups. Ex: cultural, interests, sports), SISGS (Student Initiated Service Groups. Ex: service, humanitarian), and Publications (Ex: magazine, newspaper).
For more information on how to begin this process, click here: http://campuslife.berkeley.edu/orgs/new-group
Once your group is registered with the Center, you may now apply for ASUC sponsorship by contacting the ASUC Office of Student Affairs. The requirements, criteria, and benefits are as follows:
- Groups must display the words “Sponsored by the ASUC” or “ASUC” on all flyers or advertising for events.
- Groups must indicate the degree of wheelchair accessibility at events described by flyer or advertising.
- Groups must provide an internet link on the group’s homepage back to the official ASUC website at www.asuc.org if the group possesses a homepage.
- Groups must display their organizations name and/or contact information (ie. Email addresses, phone numbers, office numbers, etc.) on all flyers and advertisements.
A Student Group meets criteria for funding with mandatory fees if its primary mission accomplishes any of the following:
- Supplements or enhances academic preparation or development;
- Promotes or recognizes academic performance;
- Promotes an awareness and understanding of the ideas, customs, arts, languages, and social contributions of specific cultures;
- Promotes or sponsors community service;
- Promotes discussion or debate of public issues from a variety of perspectives or viewpoints;
- Develops personal, professional or career-related skills; or
- Provides recreational or social activities for students.
- Allows students the freedom to choose and develop their own individual religious, ideological, and political beliefs
- Provides an opportunity for students to express their opinions, beliefs, and ideologies through the print medium.
- Provides a forum for the expression of self, as a connection to a broader society, for the transference of knowledge gained, and as a conduit for new knowledge.
- Actions of the group do not jeopardize ASUC’s non-profit status.
Any sponsored group may:
- Use the name of the ASUC (in a manner consistent with these and other By-Laws and policies);
- Apply for funding from the Senate Contingency Fund;
- Apply for office space in Eshleman as outlined in other By-Laws.
- Apply for a fee-waiver for the usage of MLK Student Union rooms (including Pauley Ballroom)
If your group believes it qualifies for ASUC sponsorship, you will need to start writing a bill and submit it to the ASUC Senate Finance Committee for consideration, which I would be more than happy to help write with you. While it may seem like a rigorous process, ASUC sponsorship is a straightforward process. Just contact me here to get started.