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.

Affiliate Fund for Spring 2023 Application

GPSA opens the application to apply for the Spring fund. To apply for the fund the organization must be a registered one at WSU and have its majority of graduate students. There is no minimum to apply. The maximum is $2000 as a combination between the Fall and Spring semesters.

The due date is November 1st.


RSO Affiliate Funding Report for Fall 2022

According to the Bylaws:

Organizations that receive RSO funding must submit a written report and documentation for all funds spent to the Budget Committee after 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, 2023


RSO Training for Spring 2023 is Mandatory

If you are receiving GPSA Affiliated funding for Spring 2023, we STRONGLY encourage you to attend this training on the procedures for using your funding. The workshop is mandatory to attend to receive the fund.

Date: January 17, 2023.

Time: 2-4 PM

Place: CUB 204


Zoom Link

RSO Fall/Annual Affiliate Fund Application 2023-2024

Application period: February 27th at 11:55 am till March 20th at 11:55 pm.

If you have any questions, please email Marwa Aly, GPSA Vice President and Budget Committee Chair, at vpgpsa@wsu.