An independent branch of DSG, SOFC is responsible for the funding and support of nearly 350+ student organizations at Duke. In collaboration with campus partners, we work to ensure the effective distribution and investment of Duke’s nearly $1M student fund, as well as elevate the voices of student leaders. Our goal is to enhance the undergraduate Duke experience by supporting engagement opportunities, student involvement, and inclusive programming.
SOFC is an up to 23-person undergraduate committee working in coordination with the DSG Senate to allocate the student fund to recognized and chartered student groups. The main duties of SOFC are:
Overseeing the Programming Fund, which is open to all open, selective, and competitive student groups on a weekly, event-specific basis
Overseeing the Operational and Capital Fund process, that assists student organizations with any basic operating or upfront expenses critical to the viability of their group
Empowering Student Organization leaders through training and other support services
SOFC is composed of a Chair, an Executive Vice-Chair, 5 Vice-Chairs, 4 Campus Partner Representatives, and up to 12 general members
The SOFC Team works closely with the Office of the Treasurer.