Change in Travel Funding 2016-2017
Nov 23, 2015 by Anna Takahama
To all Bryant University Students, Recognized Student Organization and Club Presidents, Treasurers and Advisors:
At its November 6th meeting, the Student Involvement Fee (SIF) Oversight Board voted that, beginning with the 2016 - 2017 fiscal year, student organization travel will no longer be funded for organizations in the Affiliated Club category (descriptions of all Bryant University club categories are below). This decision will not affect travel funding that has already been allocated for the current fiscal year.
For more information, please click on the following this link.
To answer your questions about the change, members of the SIF Oversight Board will be hosting a meeting in the Fisher Student Center on Monday, November 30 at 6 p.m. in Heritage. Please go to the link to submit your questions in advance, so that we can come prepared with the best possible information.
-Members of the SIF Oversight Board
Sponsored Clubs & Organizations
Partnering Organizations serve as recognized representatives of the student body and its constituents to the University administration, and are advised by paid University staff dedicated to serving in this role. These organizations include The Archway, Commuter Connection, International Student Organization, Multicultural Student Union, Ledger yearbook, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, Student Senate, Student Programming Board, and WJMF Radio Station. These organizations have specific functions and obligations delegated to them by Bryant University; they are directly supervised by the University in the exercise of these functions.
Academic clubs are comprised of students who share a common academic interest. These organizations must be supported by an academic department of the institution and play a role to fulfill the academic mission of that department. Each academic club is advised by a faculty member of the academic department to which they are aligned.
Club Sports are comprised of individuals who have a desire to compete or participate in a sport. Each club's level of activity is unique and ranges from regional to national intercollegiate competition. Each club is represented on the Club Sports Council and is advised by the Director of Club Sports and Intramurals. Club Sports is committed to improving the quality of student life for all participants involved while offering different opportunities to meet the needs of the Bryant community.
Affiliated clubs are comprised of students who share a common interest. They are primarily composed of Bryant University students and annually recognized by the Office of Campus Engagement, and are required to have a faculty/staff advisor who is a faculty or staff member of the Bryant community. These organizations are eligible to receive funding through the Student Involvement Fee, with the exception of funding for travel. Benefits of recognition include affiliation with the Bryant University name and branding, ability to reserve space, utilize on campus dining vendor, opportunity to participate in leadership training, hosting an OrgSync portal, etc.