In addition to participating in on-campus leadership
development activities, the Center for Student Involvement encourages students
to seek out opportunities off-campus. Examples include local, state, regional
and national conferences, drive-in workshops, and internships. We also
recognize that attendance at these types of activities can be pricey. There are
several funding sources available to individual students and student
organizations to help offset some of these costs. Descriptions of each funding
source and links to more information are listed below.
The Dennis E. Eckart
Endowed Student Leadership fund provides support for students seeking
educational opportunities, leadership development programs, internships,
community service and co-curricular experiences. This fund enables students to
experience opportunities that they may not be able to attend due to financial
constraints. This fund was established by Dennis Eckart, former U.S.
Congressman for the 11th District in the U.S. House of
Representatives. He donated unspent campaign funds to ensure undergraduate
students could participate in opportunities beyond the traditional classroom
The purpose of this fund is to
provide all registered student organizations (graduate and undergraduate) at
All undergraduate students pay a student activity fee as part of your tuition. A portion of this money goes to the Undergraduate Student Government Allocations Committee to provide funding to student organizations for programming and conferences. Please review the Allocations Guidelines carefully for the requirements related to conference funding requests.