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Hanover, NH
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Funding Guidelines


  • COSO is the primary source of funding - cannot receive funding from other UFC groups (PB, CGB, SA, GLC, Club Sports, SPEC, DOC, COCO)
  • COSO funds events that have a total cost of under $5,000. If the total cost is above $5,000, you must apply to SPEC. 
  • 2 instructional workshops by an outside instructor per term when appropriate
  • 4 regularly scheduled events with food (lunch dinner) per term; Must have specific topic, date, speakers, location on proposal.
  • Selective organizations can apply for funds for events open to the entire campus.
  • COSO does not fund retroactively.
  • No ticket sales to undergraduate students
  • Movie and media screenings must observe copyright laws.
  • Any leftover money must be returned to COSO
  • Go Green Publications incentive: COSO will provide funding for domain hosting, web design, and give $100 if no paper copies are printed. 
  • COSO does not fund recruitment of new members. At the beginning of the year, however, groups can request a one-time $100 recruitment fund. 
  • COSO does not typically fund weekly meetings- only events that are open to campus. 
  • COSO may fund up to $20 per costume: either rental or purchase. 
  • Decorations: $1/person, $250 cap
  • Costumes: $60/person per year
  • Advertising: .50 per person, upward limit of $100/event. 
  • No events during reading period, interim, or finals


  • $7 per person for catered food
  • $8 per person for cooking


  • $3 per person for refreshments
  • All proposals must include an itemized food budget.
    • If your proposal does not include an itemized food budget, your proposal will not be considered. 


  • Driving Distance: COSO will fund up to 8 participants.
      • For additional participants, justification must be explained.
      • All drivers must be college approved. 
  • Flights: COSO will fund transportation for up to 4 students
      • For additional participants, justification must be explained.
      • All flight travel arrangements should be made through the Dartmouth Travel Office.
  • Lodging: 4 to a room, except where gender is a factor.
  • Food: COSO will not incur the cost of food for conference or travel expense.


Last Updated: 9/12/16