ASI provides leadership funding for student organizations’ events and individual student attendance at professional conferences. The ASI Executive Vice President and professional staff members determine the allocation of these funds.
ASI has allocated approximately $30,000 to ALF. Approved funding is based on eligibility per the ALF Guidelines and Instructions. Awarded funds are on a first come, first served basis. Application due PRIOR to conference attendance.
Due to CSUSM’s restriction on travel and events, we have made the difficult decision
to cancel all remaining ASI Leadership Funding applications for attendance at off-campus
conferences as well as for hosting on-campus student organization events. While we
believe that the risks of individual infection by the COVID-19 virus remain low, we
also agree with guidance from health agencies that convening large groups of otherwise
healthy people could increase the potential for infections of vulnerable populations,
away from the event or conference itself.
If you were approved for a conference or event that has already taken place, please submit your receipts as soon as possible for reimbursement.
For the events and conferences that have not taken place yet we would encourage you to seek refunds from original place of purchases
o If items already purchased for an event or conference are non-refundable, you may seek reimbursements from ASI for APPROVED items. We will require proof that you sought a refund request from the original place of purchase (emails, screenshots, etc.)
Thank you for your patience and forgiveness in light of these unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances.
|Funding Paid as follows:|
|NOT open to entire campus community event: $250.00 award maximum|
|Open to to entire campus community event: $500.00 award maximum|
|Funding Paid as follows:|
|One day in-state conference within 400 miles from campus: $100.00 award|
|Two days or more conference within 400 miles from campus: $250.00 award|
|One day conference outside of 400 miles from campus: $200.00 award|
|Two days or more conference outside of 400 miles from campus: $425.00 award|
Prior to the conference date, applications must be submitted online no later than 12:00 noon on any of the following review dates
Effective September 27, 2016, California Assembly Bill No. 1887 prohibits ASI from approving a request for ASI-funded or ASI-sponsored travel to any state that, after June 26, 2015, has enacted a law that:
This prohibition currently extends to the following states: Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. This list may be subject to change.
You must be approved to receive funds prior to submitting proof for reimbursement. Upon submitting your application, it may take 2-3 weeks to have your reimbursement approved and issued. Once your reimbursement is available for pick-up, you will receive an e-mail from email@example.com.
After your event, we will need all receipts (original and itemized, no exceptions) for reimbursement brought to the ASI office in USU 3700 within 10 business days. You will attach your receipt or request for payment to vendor to the ASI Leadership Funding Reimbursement Form.
Just a reminder these funds are on a reimbursement basis or payment to vendor basis only. The funds DO NOT go directly into your student org account. The ALF reimbursement form can be found in USU 3700. Be sure to NOT use your student organization account reimbursement form.
Submit proof of attendance (name badge, agenda, etc.), along with a typed statement about the conference must be submitted within 10 days of attending conference at ALF@csusm.edu. The written statement must be original (no duplicates) and must describe how the conference was beneficial to your personal and/or professional development and any skills or insights you gained. Please submit photos of the conference if you took any. Your photos and written statement may be used on the ASI website for promotional material.