The purpose of the sponsoring relationship is to support student organizations from within University units, while strengthening the mission of the University. Through sponsorship, the University gives its units the chance to align with student organizations in order to actively contribute to the cultural, social, and academic life on campus and enhance student life at the University. In return, the University offers the student organization its resources in order to allow the organization to fulfill its mission and attain its goals. Through the sponsoring relationship, the sponsoring unit and student organization offer each other invaluable opportunities for interaction, learning, and development through commitment to common goals.
NOTE: Financial support by a University unit is not enough to establish sponsorship. Advertising should accurately reflect the level of support given by a University unit (e.g., If a student organization receives only funds from a University unit, their advertisements may read “Supported by funds from the Office of X” but it may not read “Sponsored by the Office of X.”).