After allocation of funds to the Student Legal Service and Tenant Union, no organization shall receive more than 5% of total remaining SORF funds in a year except when overridden by a unanimous vote of the Board members present.
Any request under $100 for the entire application will not be considered. Similarly, if the SORF Board reduces a request to less than $100 during deliberations (based upon restrictions, reasonable cost estimates, etc.) the request will also be denied.
Allocation can not be used to fund a different item or expense not included on original SORF application.
Projects, activities, or services found in violation of state law and/or university rules, regulations, policies and procedures or activities will not be funded.
The purchase of lethal weapons or ammunition, tobacco or tobacco products, illegal or illicit substances or devices is not fundable by SORF.
SORF will not fund the purchase of any alcoholic beverages, or any activity or communication which incorporates a reference to alcoholic beverages or promotes or is supported by an alcoholic beverage manufacturer, distributor, sales organization or vendor.
SORF does not fund costs of litigation against the university, of its employees in fulfillment of their duties, or against its students.
SORF does not fund any court actions (with the exception of cases through Student Legal Services).
All events and activities must be free for all UIUC students. If an organization plans to charge admission to an event or activity in which they are requesting SORF funds for, SORF will not fund that specific event or activity.
Gift-related or promotional items showing recognition or appreciation such as plaques, scholarships, awards, trophies, medals, gift cards, prizes, donations, door prizes, participation prizes, etc. are not fundable.
SORF does not fund party supplies, decorations, or arts and crafts.
SORF does not fund payments to invest in, or provide capital for any business or commercial enterprise, or intended to generate a profit.
Events or activities that are outside of the funding period or that have already occurred prior to funding request will not be funded by SORF.
Telephone or electronic facsimile charges are not fundable.
Food is not fundable, unless it is integral to the purposes and goals of the organization.
SORF will NOT fund events or programs:
- Where admission is charged to UIUC students.
- Not open to the entire university community.
- Which raise money for charity or RSO.
- That are purely social in nature.
- Involving proselytizing.
- Considered to be fundraising projects, events, or activities, including supplies/costs associated with such.
- Intended for electioneering or lobbying efforts, activities, fund drives or campaigns.
When reviewing applications for travel to educational conferences, the SORF Board will review the total content of the conference. SORF will fund conference travel only when the primary purpose is found to be in line with SORF guidelines and restrictions. Travel for the primary purpose of entertainment, community building, internal organization business, personal networking, career fairs, proselytizing, group retreats, lobbying, classwork requirements, job searching, and research presentations is not fundable according to SORF Guidelines and restrictions. SORF will not fund travel when similar activities are offered free through University departments and programs.
SORF will NOT fund:
- Membership, league or association dues, even if required to attend a conference or competition.
- Rental car fees or vehicle insurance.
- Associated transportation costs such as gasoline, parking, tolls, fines, taxis, travel to/from airport, train or bus station.
- Incidentals associated with lodging such as telephone or facsimile charges, internet, room service, snack bar, safe/lockboxes, parking, etc.
- Incidental travel not on original application.
Applications requesting travel expenses and/or lodging accommodations for individuals/groups providing contractual services will be denied if requested in the Travel category. Organization must apply for such items under the Contractual Services category.
SORF will not fund international travel to countries where the Study Abroad Office has deemed unsafe at the time of the SORF application.
If Study Abroad Office prohibits travel between the time SORF has allocated funding for international travel and the organization leaves, the trip will not take place using any University funds, including SORF. SORF will only reimburse the amount allocated for plane tickets if they have been purchased. The organization should be prepared to incur all other financial obligations associated with the trip in the event that it is cancelled.
If the organization chooses to be reimbursed by SORF for the amount allocated for plane tickets, the unused plane tickets must be submitted to the Registered Organizations Office along with appropriate documentation required for collecting on SORF allocation. Plane tickets become the property of SORF and cannot be redeemed at a later date for travel.