Please contact your house reps about the status of SIP in your house!
After over 3 years of work from UC representatives, we are proud to announce the UC Student Initiated Programming (SIP) fund. If you have an idea for an event or party that you want to host, the UC has partnered with upperclassmen houses to fund it!
APPLY FOR SIP FUNDING
SIP funding is currently available for events in Quincy, Mather, Eliot, and Pfoho residents. For information about the current SIP funding, contact Student Initiatives Chair Nic Galat (email@example.com).
UC SIP GUIDE
Read about The UC SIP Fund here: SIP Guide
THE STORY BEHIND SIP:
The UC created the SIP fund with the objective of fostering student community through participation in social, cultural, and educational activities. The SIP fund is one element of a 3-tiered program of the UC to enhance student community.
· Tier 1: UC TKTS On the heels of the release of President Faust’s Task Force for the Arts Report, the council launched the UC TKTS program to expose the student body to Harvard’s rich and diverse artistic community. Since its inception in 2008, UC TKTS has distributed over 1000 free tickets to Harvard students for events on and off campus.
· Tier 2: The DAPA Fund The UC provides financial support for DAPA Grants (now formally known as DAPA Grants Sponsored by the UC), in order to improve the safety of social events for all Harvard College students.
· Tier 3: The Student Initiated Programs Fund By tailoring a successful model for funding of student initiated events from the Freshman Dean’s Office, the third phase of this enterprise is the creation of the UC SIP fund. We propose the funding of student initiated programs within House public spaces to provide a safe and inclusive environment for student activities.
How SIP Works:
· SIP events must be hosted by individual students (not official student groups), and hosts must be affiliated with the House the event is held in.
· SIP events should not be publicized over House email lists or listed as public on Facebook. Instead, information regarding the event should travel by word of mouth, private Facebook invitations, etc.
· After submitting an online application for an event, the applicant will have a short interview with the UC Student Initiatives Committee. Approved events will receive up to $847 in upfront funding jointly from Houses and the UC (see SIP Fund Guidelines for more info).
What This Means For You: A better way to get funding for your parties and social events without the host footing the entire bill.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you asap!