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At any one time there are between 70-100 recognized student organizations on campus at JCU! We are glad you are here! You meet the unique niche needs of our students and help them to explore their passions outside of the classroom, meet new people and relieve stress by having fun!

On this tab you will find resources just for current student organizations from information about Student Organization Budget Board meeting dates to how to fill out a check request form.

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Spring 2024 Budget Board Meeting Dates:

  • January 17
  • January 31
  • February 14
  • February 28
  • March 13
  • March 27
  • April 10

All meetings will begin at 5pm on the above listed Wednesdays and will take place in the LSC Dean’s Conference Room (located on the second floor of the Student Center). Please arrive five minutes prior to your scheduled presentation time. 

You do not need to bring a powerpoint; however, it will be beneficial to bring handouts or submit a budget beforehand to so we can prepare for your presentation.

Reminder: All requests are due by 5 pm the Friday before each meeting in order to be heard at that meeting. All requests received after this deadline will be heard at the following meeting date. After you submit the request form, the Director of Student Organizations will contact you for your meeting appointment time.

If you have questions about the budget board meetings, please contact Director of Student Organizations, Alex Petrak (

All student organizations are required to maintain accurate and up-to-date membership rosters. Every organization MUST have a president, financial officer, adviser, and at least 10 members. 

Roster updates must be made via Carroll Connect. Officers can simply log in with their JCU credentials and update or add new members via the "Roster" tab within their particular organization. 

Organizations are required to update their rosters twice per year. The fall update is due by the end of November and the spring update is due by the end of April. If you have trouble updating your roster, please contact

Here is a list of the most commonly asked questions (with answers) from student organizations about program planning, etc. Download this document to learn more. If you still need more help, please contact us at

You have great ideas for your organization…so how do you get the funds to make these happen? There are a few ways:

Membership Dues

Asking for a few dollars from your members can help to build a base of money to draw upon for your organization. Plus, it helps to let you know who is really committed member in your organization! Even just $5 or $10 a year can really help!


Student organizations can conduct fundraisers to raise money for their organization. Please complete this form to get any fundraiser approved.

Student Organization Budget Board

Registered and recognized student organizations can request money through the student organization budget board (SOBB) in four different categories. This is the most common way student organizations receive funding for regular operating funds, programs/events, or travel expenses. Click here for more information on navigating the budget board!

Each registered and recognized student organization has two accounts: one is a savings account (ends in “1”) and one is the LSO account (ends in “2”). The savings account balance rolls over from year to year and can be used to pay for expenses that go above and beyond LSO expenditures or for those items not permitted to be purchased by LSO/SOBB funds (t-shirts, fundraising supplies, etc.). The LSO account starts at $0 for each group every June 1 and increases with each approved request by the Student Organization Budget Board at bi-weekly meetings.

If you need help finding your account numbers, email