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.
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.