GSO 2020-2021 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 $452,890.96, representing student fee and rollover account spending. This money was allocated by the GSO Senate in its annual budget meeting, conducted on April 29, 2020. For full details, see the official 2020 – 2021 budget resolution.
Broadly, the total budget is broken down as follows:
Student Organizations and Special Programming: $77,297.53
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: $165,647.87
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: $29,000.00
This includes office supplies, payment to the graduate school for administrative support, committee meeting expenses , NAGPS funding and similar spending.
Executive Compensation and Benefits: $57,790.56
Salary and benefits for Executive Board Officers.
Travel Grant Program: $60,000
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: $63,056.00
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 that had been postponed from the Spring 2020 semester, an event which aimed to celebrate 150 years of Syracuse University! Please email us if you would like to know more about this event and the current progress of planning. Tentative date is now set for sometime late in the Spring of 2021.
Recognized Graduate Student Organization (RSO) Annual Budgets: $68,800.00
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||$1,275|
|Biology Graduate Student Organization||$1,150|
|Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Graduate Circle||$725|
|Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Student Organization||$5,000|
|English Graduate Organization||$1,525|
|Forensic Science Students Association at Syracuse University||$1,875|
|Geography Graduate Student Organization||$825|
|Geology Graduate Student Organization||$1,000|
|George Fisk Comfort Society of Art History||$375|
|Graduate Students of Architecture||$2,125|
|History Graduate Student Organization||$750|
|Information School Graduate Organization||$5,000|
|Mathematics Graduate Organization||$1,350|
|Newhouse Master's Association||$5,000|
|Philosophy Graduate Student Organization||$900|
|Physics Graduate Organization||$2,075|
|Political Science Graduate Student Association||$1,800|
|Psychology Action Committee||$1,525|
|Public Administration International Relations Association||$5,000|
|Religion Graduate Organization||$675|
|School of Education Graduate Student Council||$5,000|
|Sociology Graduate Student Association||$1,100|
|Sport Venue & Event Management Club||$325|
|Student Academy of Audiology||$900|
|Student Arts, Advocacy, and Special Programming||$5,000|
|Social Workers United||$3,725|
|Whitman Graduate Student Organization||$5,000|
Non-Academic RSOs – flat $300 for the academic year. Additional funds can be requested through special programming applications.
|African Graduate Students Network||$300|
|Argentine Tango Club||$300|
|Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars||$300|
|Association for Women in Mathematics||$300|
|Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee||$300|
|Black Graduate Student Association||$300|
|Central Asian and Caucasus Student Union||$300|
|Chi Sigma Iota Sigma Upsilon Chapter||$300|
|Committee for Diversity and Inclusion by Psychology Doctoral Students at Syracuse University||$300|
|Conflict Management Center||$300|
|Counselors for Social Justice||$300|
|Delta Delta Epsilon Forensic Science Honor Society - Alpha Zeta Chapter||$300|
|Emerging Student Affairs Professionals and Scholars||$300|
|Graduate Science Policy Group||$300|
|Iranian Student Association||$300|
|Nanhi Kali Syracuse Chapter||$300|
|National Security Student Association||$300|
|Open Doors for LGBTQ+ Graduate Students||$300|
|Salt Hill Journal||$300|
|Saudi Students Organization at Syracuse University||$300|
|Society for Biomaterials at Syracuse University||$300|
|Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth||$300|
|Turkish Student Association||$300|
|Whitman Women in Business||$300|
|Worldwide Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship Club||$300|