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.

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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 training 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

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The SOFC Team works closely with the Office of the Treasurer.

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