Office of Student Life: Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Grants

Apply on eRezlife after submitting your program for approval.

 

Note: You should apply for your RHAC Grant before the correct due date, so you can expect approval or denial of funds before your event occurs. RHAC funds are not guaranteed any programs.

 

To apply for a RHAC Grant (open to all RAs, HDs, and ILOs):

Due weekly on Tuesdays at 6 pm. 

 

What are RHAC Grants?

RHAC grants are amounts of money given to on-campus organizations and programs looking to improve residence life on campus by focusing on any of RHAC’s five pillars:

  1. Creating and Developing Community
  2. Student Advocacy
  3. Student Development and Wellness
  4. Diversity
  5. Recognition and Leadership

 

Who can apply?

Any Columbus campus housing organization can apply. Housing organizations consist of Community Advisors, Resident Managers, Housing Coordinators, Hall Directors, Resident Advisors, Hall Councils, and any Involved Living Organizations.

For a hall to request a grant, they must have an active RHAC Senate member. To be considered active, a senator must attend all meetings. Senators can have at most two unexcused absences. If a senator must miss a meeting, they may send another member of their Hall Council to attend the meeting in their place.

 

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for up to $2,000 per program. The Finance Committee reserves the right to adjust the amount of the approved grant as they see fit. If your grant is approved, you will receive funding in the form of reimbursement after you have paid for the event and all necessary supplies.

If the event is being held in conjunction with multiple organizations, only one application should be submitted for said program. To promote collaboration amongst Community Councils, if you are a Community Council submitting a grant for an event with another Community Council, each participating Community Council may submit a grant request. 

 

How does the process work?

1. Submit your grant application at any time. The Finance Committee will review grants during each Finance Committee meeting (weekly as of now).

 

2. You will receive notice of your grant’s approval or denial on Friday following each grant deadline

 

3. Following the completion of the program, the second half of the erezlife form along with all receipts must be submitted within 2 weeks of the program for proper reimbursement.

**Note that failure to submit the form and all receipts within this period will result in no reimbursement.**

 

Reinstatement Process

If you have been informed that you no longer have an active RHAC senator and no longer qualify for funding, you are expected to fill out our reinstatement form at go.osu.edu/needrhacfunding. If you reach out to us without filling out the form, you will be directed to fill out the form. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

 

Who should you contact if you have any questions?

You should contact our Director of Finance, Alice Xu, at xu.3787@osu.edu with any comments, questions, or suggestions about our funding process.