Bakersfield College

Student Organizations

Student Organization Funding

Student Organization Funding (SOF) Grants are available to any registered Student Club or Organization (StudOrg) for operational, programmatic, or travel expenditures that enhance overall quality of student life on campus. SOF Grants should be used to boost the overall educational experience of students through development of, exposure to, and participation in social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, governance, leadership, group development, campus and community service, and informational programs and activities. These conditions and processes comply with district, federal, state, and local laws as well as BC policies.

Review the Student Organizations Funding (SOF) Grants Conditions and Procedures.

SOF Grant Funding Categories

Category 1: Operating Funds Grant
Max request of $200 per academic year.
Operating funds are awarded to support day-to-day operational expenses of registered StudOrgs. Grants are used for enhancing the overall effectiveness, mission, and presence of StudOrgs on campus.

Category 2: Programs Funds Grant
Max request of $1,000 per academic year.
Programs funds are awarded to support events that enhance the educational, cultural, and social experience of the BC community and events that are available for participation by the entire student body.

Category 3: Fundraisers Grant
By completing and submitting the Fundraiser Grant form, you are also requesting approval for the fundraiser.
All fundraising initiatives (with or without SOF Grant funding) must be approved by the Director of Student Life, who may seek further review from other College entities.

Category 4: Travel Funds Grant
Max request of $1,000 per academic year.
Travel funds are awarded to support and assist with travel expenses that directly aid the organization in achieving its mission. Travel includes conferences, training sessions, competitions, and other off-campus events.

Ready to Apply?

Complete the SOF Grant Application to get started with your funding request.