Current Budget

GSO 2019-2020 Budget

The GSO Budget is funded heavily through the student fee paid by each graduate student at the start of each semester. Each SU graduate student pays $50 per semester, and each ESF graduate student pays $30 per year to the GSO. This year’s budget is $453,591.63, representing student fee and rollover account spending. This money is allocated by the GSO Senate in its annual budget meeting, conducted on April 24, 2019. For full details, see the official 2019 – 2020 budget resolution.

Broadly, the total budget is broken down as follows:

Student Organizations and Special Programming: $91,984.79

This includes funds allocated to Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) during the annual budgeting process and the Special Programming pool. The Special Programming pool is used to award student organizations money on an event by event basis throughout the year. Special programming can also be used to fund other programs within the GSO, such as Travel Grant.

For a complete breakdown of student organization funding, please see the bottom of this page, or the budget resolution.

Service Providers: $157,689.00

Service providers are university-related entities that we partner with by paying a senate-approved dollar amount at the start of every fiscal year for services/amenities we benefit from exclusively as graduate students on this campus. Please visit our Resources page to learn more about services available to you as graduate students at Syracuse University.

For details on which service providers we have funded for this year, see our budget resolution.

Administrative and Office Expenses: $19,650

This includes office supplies, payment to the graduate school for administrative support, committee meeting expenses , and similar spending.

Executive Compensation and Benefits: $57,790.56

Salary and benefits for Executive Board Officers.

Travel Grant Program: $70,000

The Travel Grant Program supports graduate students traveling to conferences and similar events. Please refer to the Travel Grant section of our website for more information on the application & timeline.

GSO Programming: $48,000

This funds for large scale GSO-sponsored programming like the Fall 2019 picnic, and other various events like wine and beer tastings at the Inn Complete, and other GSO-run events for graduate students.

A portion of these funds will go towards holding a sesquicentennial celebration in place of our Spring 2020 picnic, to celebrate 150 years of Syracuse University! Please email us if you would like to know more about this event, or apply here if you are interested in being a part of the planning committee!

Recognized (Graduate) Student Organization (RSO) Annual Budgets: $73,410

These organizations successfully completed the re-registration process by the given deadline and hence were allocated an annual budget. Organization registrations and re-registrations are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, but organizations that fail to re-register are not allocated an annual budget and their Special Programming applications can have restrictions based on the recommendation by the Finance Committee and decision of the GSO Senate.

Academic RSOs – calculated per average number of graduate students in the department for that academic year.

Anthropology Graduate Student Organization$1,650
Biology Graduate Student Organization$1,290
Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Graduate Circle$900
Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Student Organization$6,000
English Graduate Organization$1,020
Forensic Science Student Association at Syracuse University$2,880
Geography Graduate Student Organization$1,020
George Fisk Comfort Society of Art History$780
Graduate Students in Architecture$3,270
History Graduate Student Organization$1,260
iSchool Graduate Student Organization$6,000
Math Graduate Organization$1,740
Philosophy Graduate Student Organization$1,110
Political Science Graduate Student Association$2,070
Psychology Action Committee$1,650
Public Administration and International Relations Association$6,000
Religion Graduate Organization$1,080
School of Education Council$6,000
Geology Graduate Student Organization$930
Social Workers United$4,890
Sociology Graduate Student Assemblage$1,170
Sports Venue and Event Management Club$510
Student Academy of Audiology$1,140
Student Art, Advocacy, and Special Programming$5,250
Whitman Graduate Student Organization$6,000

Non-Academic RSOs – flat $300 for the academic year. Additional funds can be requested through special programming applications.

Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars$300
Argentinian Tango Club$300
Association for Women in Mathematics$300
Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee$300
Black Graduate Student Association$300
Central Asian and Caucuses Student Union$300
Conflict Management Center$300
Chi Sigma iota$300
Councelors for Social justice$300
Delta Delta Epsilon Forensic Science Honor Society$300
Emerging Student Affairs Professionals and Scholars$300
Iranian Student Association$300
Life, Outside, & Learning$300
Medley Magazine$300
Master Toast$300
Nanhi Kali$300
Open Doors$300
Orange Hackers$300
Student Association on Terrorism and Security Analysis$300
Society for Biomaterials at SU$300
Science Policy Group$300
SPIC MACAY$300
Saudi Student Organization$300
Turkish Student Association$300
Worldwide Innovation Technology & Entrepeneurship Club$300
Whitman Women in Business$300