For more information about guidelines that apply to all student organizations at SMU, check out The Guide.
Guidelines and Funding Options
Applications for temporary charters will reopen in Fall 2023.
SMU student organizations are expected to comply with all SMU policies including "1.5: Use of University Name" which addresses student organization names.
Signs and posters should:
Grants are available for chartered student organizations from the Mothers’ and Dads’ Clubs via an annual application process. Organizations may submit an application via the Mothers’ and Dads’ Clubs application website, which opens at the beginning of the spring semester. If a student organization is awarded a grant, that funding is available for the upcoming academic year (beginning the summer immediately after the grant is awarded through the following fall and spring semesters). Grants range from $500-$2000 per organization.
Student organizations can fundraise for themselves and their activities. There are forms and processes both for raising funds (cash donations) and soliciting goods (donations of food, t-shirts, and other needed items).
Consult with your organization advisor. They may be aware of other opportunities particular to your organization.