Funding & Early Planning

Event Planning Checklist

Student Activities has created a comprehensive checklist of tasks to complete when planning an event on campus.  Please utilize this resource to ensure you plan your event in a timely manner with a successful turnout!  Do not hesitate to contact our office with questions and concerns throughout your event planning experience – we would love to serve as a resource. 


If you plan on hosting a free event, open to all of campus, you may qualify to receive funding through the Student Activities Budget Review Committee (SABRC).   (Each full-time undergraduate student pays an $85 per semester activity fee, which SABRC is responsible for allocating to registered student organizations for their activities.)  You can learn more about SABRC through visiting their website, but a brief overview is provided below.

  • If you wish to apply for funding, you must complete an application and present your event THE SEMESTER BEFORE you wish to host the event.  (To receive SABRC funding for an event in the fall, you must submit an application in late March.)  Specific deadlines and procedure can be found on SABRC’s website.
  • SABRC will not fund the following items or activities:
    • Conferences
    • Fundraisers
    • Food & Prizes (unless it is central and pivotal to the success of the event)


Whether this is your first time planning an event or 100th time planning an event, strongly consider collaborating with another student organization to host a campus performer or facilitate a home-grown event.  The more organizations involved, the more people you have to help with implementing, promoting and providing a diversity of insight on planning the event.  Because of their focus on executing campus events, consider contacting the student organizations listed below:

  • Activities Council of Bradley University (ACBU)
  • Association of Residence Halls (ARH)
  • Late Night BU
  • Student Senate

Don’t forget that we have all the names and emails of the presidents of all the registered student organizations listed on our website!