An independent branch of DSG, SOFC is responsible for the recognition, funding, and support of nearly 350+ student organizations at Duke. In collaboration with campus partners, we work to approve and onboard new groups, ensure the effective distribution and investment of Duke’s nearly $1M student fund, and elevate the voices of student leaders. Our goal is to enhance the undergraduate Duke experience by supporting engagement opportunities, student involvement, and inclusive programming.
The 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 the SOFC are:
Overseeing the Programming Fund, which is open to all recognized and chartered student groups on a weekly, event-specific basis
Running the Annual Budgeting process, through which money for the upcoming year is allocated to chartered groups for long-term expenses
Reviewing and recommending new and existing student groups for recognized and chartered status
Empowering Student Organization leaders through trainings and other support services
SOFC is composed of a Chair, 2 Executive Vice-Chair, 4 Vice-Chairs, 4 Campus Partner Representatives, and up to 12 general members