2023-2024 Student Media Funding Application

In order to be considered for funding, please read all the information below, fill out the application at the bottom of the page, and submit the required documents via email.

Any questions about the process may be submitted to Kody Carbone – (831) 332-5698.

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Important Info

Purpose of Application:

This application is to request funding for student-led media during the 2023-2024 academic year. Any student-led initiatives to create any type of media are encouraged to apply.

Student Media Council Bylaws:

The Council’s bylaws state:

“Funding from the Student Media Council is intended to support student media that provide educational benefits to both graduate and undergraduate students. Therefore, the Council defines ‘student media’ as any media that: 1) is primarily directed to a student audience; b) contains content created by students; and/or c) is primarily staffed and organized by students. The Student Media Council will take into account the extent to which the requesting student media complies with this definition in determining whether to fund the media and the amount of funding awarded.

“All media receiving funding will be required to present to the Council during the funding year to demonstrate responsible uses of funding and allow the council to provide feedback. A representative from each media is also invited to attend Council meetings to be determined during the year.”

Funding Guidelines

Click here for guidelines regarding the use of Student Media Council funding. The Council will not approve any funding use that does not follow these guidelines.

The Process

Step 1

If you received funding in the previous year, you must email a copy of your current year budget (instructions to follow) to complete the application. A record of income and expenses for the current year may be obtained by contacting the Student Media Accounting – Kody Carbone at [email protected] or (831) 332-5698.

Step 2

After applications have been submitted, the Student Committee (a sub-committee of the Student Media Council) will hold a budget meeting, review applications received, and make funding allocation recommendations.

Step 3

The Student Committee will then present to the entire Council the funding allocation recommendations. Upon approval by the Council, a budget is submitted to the Board of Trustees, usually in May, which approves the complete budget.

Step 4

If your media is approved for funding, the Student Media Staff will contact you with a confirmation of the funding amount received. You must sign and return the funding notice and agree to a presentation to the Council to access your funding.

Application Deadline is March 8, 2023