RSO Funding


The GPSA will allocate funds on an annual and semester basis to other Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) of Washington State University that will participate in the mission and goals of the GPSA by serving the interests of Members of the GPSA.

If you have any questions about the process, funding, rubrics, then please contact the GPSA Vice President (

*If your RSO is awarded GPSA funding, then please contact Brian Shuffield ( to spend your award.*

See GPSA Purchasing Instructions for information on what the award can be spent on, as well as the forms needed to submit purchasing requests.

Eligibility and Purpose

To be eligible for RSO funding, an organization must be a Registered Student Organization (RSO) of Washington State University and the majority of its members must be Members of the GPSA.

Annual funding is intended to provide funding to RSOs that will plan and execute larger events that serve the graduate and professional students of WSU and foster connections with the WSU community.

Semester funding is intended to provide funding on a more flexible basis to RSOs that serve Members of GPSA in various capacities.

Funding Limits

Annual funding allocations have a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $2,500 for the academic year.

Semester funding allocations have no minimum and a maximum of $2,000 in total for both semesters. RSOs may receive semester funding allocations in any combination between two semesters as long as the total allocation is not more than $2,000.

No RSO may receive more than $2,500 in RSO funding within a single academic year.

RSO funds must be spent within the period for which they are allocated (academic year or semester). Any allocated funds not spend during that period will revert to the GPSA.

Please see the GPSA Bylaws (Article VI, Sections 3 and 4) for more specific information.

2021–2022 RSO Funding Dates

Spring 2022 Affiliate Fund application

Application period: October 11th. at 11:55 am through November 8th. at 11:55pm.

Here is the link for the Spring fund application:

Then application had been expanded from November 8th. at 11:55 am through November 12th. at 11:55pm.

The pre-decision letters will be shared with RSOs by November 26th. at 11:55 pm.

If the RSO has been approved for fund, its members will need to present their plan in the second Spring senate meeting for requesting the final approval from the senators.

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Questions? Please contact the GPSA Vice President for any questions ( 


RSO Affiliate Funding Report for Fall 2021

According to the bylaws:
Organizations that receive RSO funding must submit a written report and documentation for all funds spent to the Budget Committee at the conclusion of the period for which the funds are allocated (academic year or semester). Please, remember, an organization that fails to submit a report for RSO funding received at the end of their funding period will be ineligible for all RSO funding (both annual and semester funding) for the next semester. Deadline: Jan 10, 2021

RSO Training Announcement:

If you are receiving GPSA Affiliate funding we STRONGLY encourage you to attend this training on the procedures for using your funding. 
Date: Jan 26, 2022
Time: 1:30PM-3:30PM
Place: CUB 204
Guests:Clint Hickman, Program Coordinator; TaMisha Greathouse, Associate Director, Student Involvement.
Questions? Please contact the GPSA Vice President for any questions (