BVU Weekend Programming Grant
- To support and encourage new student programming for the BVU student body.
- To encourage weekend events throughout the academic year that engage students with the BVU campus community.
- To provide non-alcoholic activities that encourage students to stay connected to BVU on weekends.
Please complete and submit the Weekend Programming Form electronically. Advisors may send an email directly to Becka Neary-DeLaPorte to serve as a signature.
- Events or trips outside of the BVU or Storm Lake community will be funded at a limit of $500.
- Lecture style events with limited interactivity will be funded at a limit of $500.
- The suggested range for a funding request is any variable between $1 and $1,500, however exceptions to this rule may be considered. A monetary contribution from the sponsoring organization(s) is expected as a partial match to the Weekend Programming funds. We typically do not exceed at 10% of program funds to matching funds.
- Activities attracting larger numbers of students will receive greater weight in committee discussion.
- Event must be sponsored by a student organization, a student group, or the Weekend Programming Committee. Each group must have a faculty/staff advisor or sponsor, whom agrees to assist with the event coordination and be available for the duration of the event.
- Event must be held on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday during the academic year; this includes only open breaks. Winter break, spring break, and summer break events are not eligible for funding.
- Event must be alcohol-free.
- Event proposal must be submitted and approved before any verbal agreements or contractual arrangements for the event are made.
- Event must be open to all members of the university community, although some events may have limited space available. In all cases BVU students will have priority over guests.
- If the event planners gain revenue to the event, the revenue must be used to offset the expense of the event. If a profit is earned, it must be returned to the Weekend Programming budget to be used for further programs; i.e. funds for philanthropic events will be evaluated on a case by case bases.
- A written evaluation must be submitted to Becka Neary-DeLaPorte within 2 weeks after the event. The Student Contact will receive an evaluation form to aid in this process.
- Event proposals must include a Weekend Programming Event Proposal Form and a Preliminary Budget Proposal to be considered. Incomplete proposals will be returned to the Student Contact.
- Submit the completed proposal If you are requesting more than $500 your proposal must at least 2 weeks prior to the event date if your event is $500 and up to Becka Neary-DeLaPorte, Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development in the GSLC. If your proposal is submitted less than two weeks prior to the event we cannot guarantee funding.
- Proposals will be reviewed as they are received in relation to the next committee meeting and/or date needed.
- Programs showcasing originality, creativity, diversity, and co-sponsorship will be given a higher priority.
- Student organizations or groups submitting more than one proposal must prioritize submissions.
- Note: Additional funding will not be granted to organizations or groups that fail to complete the evaluation process or to groups that radically diverge from the approved proposal.