Please note: All funding requests must be submitted and approved BEFORE the event occurs. All sponsorships are subject to availability of funds.
Before applying for any USU Sponsorship, please check the Sponsorship Guidelines to verify whether your group and event are eligible for USU Sponsorship.
There are two types of sponsorship from the USU:
If your organization or department is planning an event and you would like the USU to financially assist your event, such as pay for room rentals/fees or other event expenses, click here to download Co-Sponsorship information packet and application. This type of sponsorship may pertain to student groups or campus departments.
- Performance Hall Usage
If your organization or department is planning an event and you would like the assistance of the USU for fees specific to use the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall, click here to download Performance Hall Sponsorship information packet and application. For a useful checklist and timeline for producting an event, please see this document.
If you have any questions about any USU Sponsorships, please contact:
Associate Director, Marketing & Programs
- CSUN students must be the primary beneficiaries of the event
- The event must be open to CSUN students
- The event shall normally take place on the CSUN campus
- The organization applying for co-sponsorship must be a University recognized club or organization, auxiliary or university department
- The organization must have no delinquent invoices with USU departments, including Meeting Services, at the time of application
- Active student involvement in the decision-making and implementation of the event is encouraged
- Funding must be approved in advance of the event; there will be no retroactive funding
The following will not be approved for any type of sponsorship:
- Events aimed at raising money for the organization (Note: The USU may sponsor an event under any of the following circumstances: (1) a fee is charged to attendees, as long as those funds are used to offset the cost of the event; (2) gifts-in-kind (e.g. canned goods, used clothing, etc.) are collected as part of the event; or (3) attendees may, but are not required to, donate funds to a third-party, non-profit organization (e.g. at a sexual assault awareness lecture, attendees can make a donation toward a domestic violence shelter)
- Events including alcohol
- Community events for which USU funds are used for a pass-through (i.e. the organization is applying for sponsorship on behalf of another person or group in the community)
- Payment for USU staff, student employees, or volunteers receiving a scholarship
- T-shirts or apparel used for marketing the organization and are not essential to the event
- Plaques, certificates, or other awards
- Daily Sundial advertising
- Newsletters or one-time use banners
We look forward to working with you to bring great events to the California State University, Northridge community.