CAB Community Proposals for Spring 2017 Events

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the programming board that allocates an earmarked portion of the Student Activity Fee for social, cultural, educational, and community service programs. CAB is beginning the process of identifying programs for spring 2017. If your department is planning a program for students and believes that CAB may be interested in co-sponsoring the event, we encourage you to submit a request for funding.

Information about the Community Proposal Submission Process can be found online. The application is Web-based and can be found on CSI CONNECT.

Community Proposals for Spring 2017 are due to CAB by Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 by 11:45pm.  Submit a proposal by accessing the form online. It is highly recommended that you call the Campus Activities Board office at 718.982.2816 or 718.982.3268 to confirm receipt of your proposal. It is also recommended that you print the form prior to submitting the document for your own records. You can print by right clicking your mouse and printing the screen. If you have an SLAS (student) account, it is recommended that you log in with that account. If you do not have an SLAS account and would like one to access the full features of CSI Connect so you can save and access your grant request at a later date, please call Debi Kee at 718.982.3268 or email the request to debi.kee@csi.cuny.edu. It takes a few days for an account to be set up, so please plan accordingly.

CAB sets aside $10,000 per semester for community proposal funding. Therefore, CAB will not approve funds in an amount more than $1,500 for any specific proposal. In addition, an individual department may submit as many events as it chooses, but CAB will only fund one event per department.

In making decisions regarding funding, CAB considers the following questions:

  • Does CAB already do this? Does this fill a need for students that CAB is currently not providing?
  • Are CSI students the target audience? Who is the target audience?
  • What is the approximate number of students in the target audience? Is it fiscally responsible?
  • Will the proposed program interest CSI students?
  • Does this program have a history with CAB? Has the event done well in the past?
  • What part of the CAB mission does this fit? (Social, Cultural, Educational, Service)

CAB has funded numerous campus programs including “Feminists Are Funny” with the Women’s Center, International Film Series with the Center for International Service; the Spring Festival with the School of Education and Majors and Minors Week with the Center for Advising and Academic Success, as well as programs to strengthen community and promote pride in CSI, including support of Relay for Life and funding a portion of the refreshments for CSI Freshman Convocation and Honors Convocation.

CAB will review the Spring 2017 proposals that are received by the Nov. 20, 2016 deadline at a December meeting. Please note that since CAB funding requests must be approved by Student Government and the CSI Association, approvals may not be finalized until late December/January.

Thank you, in advance, for helping to make CSI a place where things happen. We look forward to receiving your program ideas. If you have questions about the proposal process, or need assistance with your application, please contact Debi Kee at 718.982.3268 or email debi.kee@csi.cuny.edu.