Campus Life

Office Of The President Announces Good Bull Fund

The new funding pool will cover or offset expenses related to student-led activities.
By Caitlin Clark, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications November 7, 2022

Student organizations in good standing with the university are now eligible for funding available through the new Texas A&M University Good Bull Fund, established through support from the Office of the President.

The $1 million fund will have an initial allocation pool starting at $250,000. Recognized student organizations or MSC committees can request up to $5,000 to be put toward covering some or all expenses associated with the planning and implementation of student-led activities at Texas A&M University.

“Student organizations provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about leadership, accountability and responsibility,” said Texas A&M University President M. Katherine Banks. “The Good Bull Fund emphasizes our commitment to student-led activities and supports our university goals of providing a transformational education while building deeper community ties.”

Preference will be given to activities that take place on campus and benefit the Bryan-College Station community, support or showcase the Texas A&M core values, positively impact students and the surrounding community, and are free to participants. Funds can also be used for travel and professional development opportunities related to the mission of the sponsoring organization.

Organizations can apply for funding once each semester beginning in November for Spring 2023. Applications are now open, and the deadline for spring events is Nov. 30.

“This funding will provide student organizations and MSC committees the opportunity to focus on the planning of their events to have an impact at Texas A&M University, create ‘Good Bull’ opportunities for our students and reduce the need to spend time on fundraising,” said BG Joe E. Ramirez, Jr., Vice President for Student Affairs. “I look forward to seeing our students enjoying the events and activities that will occur as a result of the Good Bull Fund.”

A committee comprised of one staff member, one faculty members, two undergraduates and one graduate student will review applications. Organizations with the highest scores for how closely their requests align with Texas A&M University Good Bull Fund criteria will be given first priority.

For more information about criteria, the funding process and how to apply, visit the fund’s webpage.

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