The Office of Greek Life encourages ALL chapters and councils to think creatively in terms of programming initiatives. Each grant proposal will be evaluated in terms of how well the proposed event represents the Binghamton University Greek Life Values (Unity, Respect, Scholarship, Service and Leadership), and those events that specifically highlight these areas will be given first priority. Council and chapter grants were developed to further promote the positive aspects of fraternity/ sorority membership, provide programmatic support to the fraternity/ sorority community, and to improve the quality of programming hosted by fraternity/ sorority chapters at Binghamton University. Additionally, the Greek community holds student wellness and safety as vital to the continued growth and well-being of fraternities and sororities at Binghamton University, so all events/proposals seeking funding should promote healthy living.
Only "University Recognized" chapters or Greek Councils may apply for grant funding. The following guidelines apply to both chapter and council grant funding applications, and will be strictly enforced.
ALL Grant Proposals MUST INCLUDE*:
a) Completed Greek Grant Proposal (form included below)
b) Estimates or contracts from service/goods providers (Event Staff, University Police, Taylor Rental, BSSL etc.)
c) Contact list of ALL committee members associated with event/project
d) Original Receipts or Invoices MUST be provided in order for the Office of Greek Life to pay for the event or program. We ask that you stop by the office 2 weeks prior to the event in order to provide details on how the event will be paid for.
*Note: If proposal does not include the five elements listed above it will be returned to chapter or council for further editing. Please use the checklist included below to help organize your Greek grant proposal.
In addition, if this is a philanthropic or service event, chapters/ councils must also include an official letter of support from a staff member at the organization that is receiving donations or services on letterhead with contact information (Address, email, phone number).
The purpose of the Chapter & Council Grants is not to pay for entire events, but to subsidize the costs of these events. Amount awarded will depend on the amount requested and the number of applications approved by the Staff & Faculty component of the Fraternity/ Sorority Leadership Board.
In an effort to promote healthy lifestyles, the Fraternity/ Sorority Leadership Board will only give priority to dry (non-alcoholic) grant proposals.
In the event that a program is cancelled, Greek fee will not cover cancellation costs, nor will organization retain entitlement to funds.
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Last Updated: 3/7/13