Learning Outside of the Classroom:
Co-Sponsorship Proposals for Collaborative High Impact Programs
The Office of Student Involvement along with the Campus Center and in support of the missions of the Division of Student Affairs and Rutgers University-Camden, welcomes the opportunity to co-sponsor on-campus events and activities with offices, departments, and units from across campus that are designed to foster the personal development of our students as well contribute to creating a campus culture of active learning through intentional engagement.
We strongly believe that collaborating with partners across campus, and in particular with our academic units, will ensure that our campus community has the opportunity to explore a diversity of ideas and topics through enriching programs. We have designed a model of co-sponsorship to help support the creation of programs that contribute to and complement our students’ learning and development. The Office of Student Involvement strongly encourages applicants to link their events to campus goals as outlined within the Strategic Plan as well as to learning outcomes that focus on the maturation of personal skills connected to critical thinking, communicating effectively, collaborating in a global environment, and creativity.
Co-sponsorships are provided based on alignment with the campus’ strategic plan, availability of funds, and volume of requests.
We understand and appreciate the time and effort spent in creating co-curricular programs that enhance our campus climate and strengthen our campus community and so we hope to encourage more of these activities by providing partial financial support where possible.
Requests for co-sponsorships may get denied for one or more of the following reasons:
· The proposed program is not open to all students.
· The proposed event date is in direct conflict with a major event or program being sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.
· The timing, overall cost, or nature of the event is such that the office determines it will be challenging and potentially not successful.
Please Note: The list above is not to be seen as exhaustive and only includes some of the most common non-fundable types of expenses.
The Office of Student Involvement will not fund: programs seen as exclusive banquets or honors ceremonies, wages of labor, honoraria for members of the Rutgers University faculty, and activities held off-campus.
The Office of Student Involvement is accepting proposals for co-sponsorships of individual programs for up to $500.00 (and not to exceed $1,500 for a “series” of events).
· All proposals must be submitted online via ENGAGE and be complete upon submission (i.e. partially completed proposals will not be reviewed).
· Answer all questions completely (but please do not exceed 3 pages). You may use additional materials, e.g., examples of advertisements, brochures, agendas, newsletters, etc.
· Please provide an itemized budget which identifies any other sources of funding (if applicable)
· If your proposal is selected for funding, you will be notified via e-mail with further instructions on how to receive your funds.
· No funding will be granted to programs after they have occurred.
If your proposal receives funding approval, the Office of Student Involvement, in conjunction with the Events Office, will be happy to work with your department to assist with logistical concerns (securing space, compliance with University policies, etc.) in order to ensure a successful program.
Please Note: The Office of Student Involvement must be listed as a co-sponsor on all promotional materials including but not limited to flyers, websites, social media, brochures and agendas.
The Spring 2018 Co-Sponsorhip Proposal Form is NOW OPEN!