Organization Funding

The Pitzer College Student Senate oversees all on-campus organizations, which includes approving funding requests. In addition, Student Senate also funds 5C clubs in collaboration with the other student governments. Historically, about $100,000 are allocated to organizations prior to the start of the academic year, and Budget Committee has a budget of approximately $50,000 that can be allocated to organizations throughout the year.

Financial accounts for Pitzer organizations are maintained by Student Senate. Individual organizations have autonomy over the allocation of their budgets; however, all allocations must be democratically approved by members and recorded in the organization’s minutes. In addition, all allocations must follow the guidelines set in the Budget Bylaws.

Although 5C organizations may receive funding from Pitzer, this funding is then managed by the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC).


Getting approved for funding (Pitzer Clubs)

In order to enter the academic year with a guaranteed budget, all Pitzer organizations must attend the annual budget hearings, held in April of the previous year. This is required for all organizations wishing to receive funding, with the exception of identity groups. Detailed information and recharter forms (including sign-up times) are sent out shortly before hearings.

Organizations may also apply for additional funding throughout the year, which is done through weekly Budget Committee meetings. However, due to the high amount of funding requests, it is hard to fully fund all requests, so it is encouraged for organizations to apply for funding during budget hearings. For more information on Budget Committee and relevant forms, please see here.


Getting approved for funding (5C Clubs)

All 5C organizations are eligible for funding from each of the student governments at the 5Cs, which is then managed by ASPC. In order to receive funding from the Pitzer Student Senate, organizations are encouraged to attend yearly 5C budget hearings in April; they also have the opportunity to attend Budget Committee meetings.

In order to enter the academic year with a guaranteed budget, all 5C organizations must attend the annual budget hearings. These are hosted by ASPC in April of the previous year, and all student governments are in attendance. In the time leading up to hearings, ASPC hosts information sessions and sends out recharter and sign-up forms.

5C organizations may also apply for additional funding throughout the year, which is done through weekly Budget Committee meetings. However, due to the high amount of funding requests, it is hard to fully fund all requests, so it is encouraged for organizations to apply for funding during budget hearings. For more information on Budget Committee and relevant forms, please see here.


Funding Transfers

A Pitzer organization may transfer funds to another organization. Similarly to all other funding requests, this must be democratically voted upon during a meeting and recorded in meeting minutes. After a transfer is approved, please fill out the form (linked below), and the funds will be transferred upon verification by the Vice President of Finance.