The Student Budget Board (SBB) is a standing committee of the Commission of Student Affairs (CSA). The board manages the allocation process of a portion of the student activities fee to Registered Student Organizations (RSO), University Chartered Student Organizations (UCSO), and University Student Life Programs (USLP). SBB is a policy board that strives to fund organizations in a fair and equitable manner.

Funds allocated through SBB are meant to enrich the experiences and exposure of the student body (both undergraduate and graduate) during their time at Virginia Tech.

  • The student organization must be re-registered with Student Engagement and Campus Life (through GobblerConnect) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • If an organization is not re- registered by this deadline, the organization will not be able to apply for, or access, any funding for this academic year.

  • Any organization applying for funding, must complete a Funding Workshop prior to applying for funds.

    • Information on Funding Workshops can be found on the tab below.

This year, SBB Funding Workshops will be available online, through Canvas.

*The Funding Workshop is now live on Canvas. Please see details below.*

  • Any individual who wants to apply for organizational funding must complete a Funding Workshop.
    • If you wish to apply, on behalf of an organization, you must individually complete a Funding Workshop
  • Funding Workshops consist of the following:
    • Watching a video.
    • Completing a quiz on the PowerPoint content.
      • Individuals must achieve a 100% on the quiz to be eligible to apply for funding.
      • You may take the quiz more than once, if needed.
  • Additionally, it is strongly encouraged that you read through policy and procedure. All organizations are expected to do this.
  • Steps for Accessing the Funding Workshop
    • It can be found on Canvas.
      • Log-in.
      • Click on “Courses” on the left-hand side.
      • Select “All Courses”
      • Then hit click “Browse More Courses” in the right-hand corner
      • Then search, “2018-2019 SBB Funding Workshop”
      • You must enroll in this course in order to complete the quiz
        • Please click (+Join this Course) on the All Courses page or on the Course’s Homepage
  • The Funding Workshop must be completed (with a 100%) PRIOR TO applying for funding.
    • If you apply before completing the workshop, your request will be automatically denied.
  • If you are having trouble with the workshop, please let us know.
  • If you need accommodations for the workshop, please email us at or call 540-231-4379.

Organizations cannot apply for funding until a Funding Workshop is successfully completed.

*Applications will go live on Monday, August 20th. Do not apply until you’ve taken a funding workshop*

  • Once you have completed a Funding Workshop, you may apply for funds through the GobblerConnect online portal found here.

  • All funding requests must be submitted on the appropriate funding form determined by the type of funding you are seeking.

    • This is covered in the Funding Workshop.

  • Again, any individual who wants to apply for organizational funding must complete a Funding Workshop prior to applying for funds.

  • Student Budget Board is guided by their Policy and Procedure documents. These are crucial for the success of SBB as well as our student organizations.

  • It is your responsibility as a student leader to read, review, and adhere to policy and procedure

  • This year, SBB has split the policies and procedures into two documents to make it easier for people to read.

    • Policy—outlines funding categories, amounts and maximums for requests, what can and cannot be asked for, etc.

    • Procedure—outlines how to apply for funding, how to get reimbursed, how to appeal decisions, etc.

  • Please access the appropriate documentation below based on your organization’s classification.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Budget Board in the following ways:

The Chair of Student Budget Board, Rob Ethridge, is also available.



Student Budget Board Office Hours

  • Lynn McPeak, Student Budget Board Admin Associate
    • Mondays: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Wednesdays: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Thursdays: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Fridays: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Rob Etheridge, Student Budget Board Chair
    • Mondays: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
    • Tuesdays: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 2:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Sharmin Alam, Student Budget Board Vice Chair
    • Tuesdays: 12:30 to 2:00 pm
    • Wednesdays: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Thursdays: 12:30 to 2:00 pm