Funding Your Programs

TSG Allocations

Temple Student Government provides registered student organizations with the opportunities to apply for funding for programs and conferences.  The allocations guidelines can be found on TSG's website.  You can also visit TSG Allocations Office Hours in HGSC 244 for personalized help with navigating Allocations. 

Mondays 1-3 and 5-6 

Thursdays 1-5 

Other Funding Sources

The Kaleidoscope Fund

The Kaleidoscope Fund is a source of organizational funding provided by Student Activities that was created to enhance collaboration among student organizations at Temple, specifically organizations wishing to provide a cultural program. Groups with different missions and purposes are encouraged to come together and to use the Kaleidoscope Fund to promote cultural awareness and partnership between organizations. The purpose of bringing two groups with varying missions together to celebrate both of those missions through cultural or educational programming. Secondly, the applications must be submitted at least four weeks in advance.The budget for the event must be within $6,000. If you have an idea for an event or program that could utilize The Kaleidoscope Fund, please review the list of requirements and application on Owl Connect (log in required). 

The Security Fee Fund

The Security Fee Fund exists to subsidize the cost of staffing your philanthropic event with security staff through Campus Safety. If you anticipate that your event will include over 200 attendees or involve cash handling (ticket sales at the door, donations, etc.), your organization might be eligible to draw from the Security Fee Fund. Programs must be open to the entire student body. No student organization may apply for more that $400 in one year. Applications are accepted a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to the event. Event cancellations must take place no later than 10 days before the event. Please e-mail studorgs@temple.edu with brief description of the event to receive an application and a list of expectations for the process. 

University Accounts

Student organizations may open university accounts or prviate accounts at local banks. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages, so the decision is completely that of the student organiation officers. Should a student organization want to open an account with a bank outside the University, it will not be able to utilize the University's Tax ID information, or include the words "Temple" or "Temple University" in the title of an account.

To open a university account, student organizations can complete the Agency Fund Report Form

Using Your University Account

  • Deposit - First come to see Miss Chris in the Student Activities offices. After completing paperwork, you may then go to the Bursar’s Office, Carnell Hall, First floor. You should make all deposits within 24 hours of receiving them.

  • Withdrawal – Four ways to do so that all require different forms to be submitted to the Office of Student Activities, so remember to plan ahead!

    • Check Request – usually takes up to ten days, used to:

      • Reimburse someone who has been authorized to make a purchase and has receipts as proof of said purchase OR

      • Pay a business for materials, equipment, etc for which your org was billed

  • Purchase order

    • Guarantee of payment to the vendor and a contract to your organization that you receive what you requisition.

    • You will need to present the following to the Office of Student Activities

      • The name, address, and telephone number of the company with which you are transacting business and the contact person at that company (if known);

      • What it is you wish to purchase and the quantity (if there is a catalog number, part number, etc., this must be included);

      • The total cost of the purchase, including shipping and handling charges (if known)

  • Petty Cash/Cash Advances

    • Fill out the Petty Cash Advance form and have signed by the Associate Director of Student Activities

    • Take the signed form to the Petty Cash window in the Bursar’s office

    • Retain the Yellow copy of the form and all corresponding receipts

    • Submit receipts, Yellow form and the completed Deposit Reconciliation sheet to the Office of Student Activities

  • Journal Transfer of Funds – used for the transfer of funds from one University account to another