GAPSA Finance Associations Council (GFAC): Finance 101

How can I learn more about GAPSA funding and budgeting?

GAPSA Finance sponsors recurring advisory sessions of the GAPSA Finance Associations Council (GFAC). As part of GAPSA's outreach initiatives, in Finance 101, we discuss GAPSA funding and policies, starting clubs and umbrella groups, navigating Concur, planning fundraisers, and making a budget. Learn more about GAPSA's academic event, student group event, Synergy, GAP, and discretionary funds.

If your group is interested in GAPSA funding, a member of your group must attend at least one GFAC Finance 101 session and be certified by GAPSA Finance before applying for funding in each funding round. Sessions are typically scheduled with each funding round.

Round 1 GFAC Finance 101 Schedule:

  • Tue, 9/4/18 12:00-1:00pm @ Irvine Auditorium Amado Recital Hall

  • Fri, 9/21/18 4:00-5:00pm @ Graduate Student Center Conference Room (Second Floor)

  • Wed, 9/26/18 6:00-7:00pm @ Irvine Auditorium IRG7 (IDEAL Council)

  • Thu, 9/27/18 4:00-5:00pm @ Graduate Student Center Conference Room (Second Floor)

  • Wed, 10/10/18 4:00-5:00pm @ Graduate Student Center Conference Room (Third Floor)

What are Umbrella Service Organizations (USOs)?

In order to assist student groups collaborate and coordinate activities and programs around shared interests, GAPSA Finance encourages student groups to associate in Umbrella Student Organizations (USOs). USOs provide co-investment strategies as well as support for programming and funding initiatives. The following USOs are organizing in GFAC:

  • Academic/Professional

  • Community Service

  • Performing Arts

  • Political/Advocacy

  • Religious/Spiritual

  • Sports/Recreational

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