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SGA Allocations

NKU's Student Government Association in partnership with the Center for Student Engagement provides registered student organizations with the opportunities to apply for funding for programs and conferences. The allocations guidelines can be found on Presence. You can also visit the Center for Student Engagement in the Student Union, room 316 for personalized help with navigating the application process.

  • The Operational Fund is a source of organizational funding provided to assist organizations with day-to-day operations. From office supplies and public relations materials, to unique items specific to the organization, organizations can request up to $200.00, once each academic year.
  • The Programming and Activities Grant Fund is available to student organizations to assist in providing quality programming for the entire campus community. Organizations are eligible for up to $2,500 in an academic year and can receive no more than $2,500 for a single program. Events must be held on campus at NKU. 
  • Legacy Funding is available to assist student organizations with their travel expenses for conferences, trainings, and other off-campus events. Student organizations can receive up to 70% of their trip expenses up to $2,800.

University Accounts

Student organizations may open university accounts or private accounts at local banks. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages, so the decision is completely that of the student organization. Should a student organization want to open an account with a bank outside the University, it will not be able to utilize the University's Tax ID information, or include the words "Northern Kentucky University" or "NKU" in the title of the account.

Information regarding agency accounts can be found here


Some local businesses will ask for a tax ID (EIN) when setting up a fundraising campaign. Student organizations are not permitted to utilize the university's tax ID (EIN). Student organizations can apply for their own on the IRS Website. The process takes about 15 minutes and does ask the applicant to provide their SSN.