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Student Organization FAQs

Upperclass students who are eligible for EV funding must complete the 2019-2020 application on AnchorLink between August 23rd and September 13th, 2019 at 11:55 pm. First-Year and Transfer students must complete the application between September 30th and October 18th, 2019. After the application closes, it will not reopen until the next academic year. Students may apply for funding for up to three organizations that they are involved in or plan to be involved in.

You are eligible to apply for EV funding if you are an undergraduate student currently eligible for financial aid. If you are an international student who does not receive financial aid, please email experiencevanderbilt@vanderbilt.edu to see if you are eligible.

Yes. Athletes that qualify for financial aid are eligible to receive funding, even if they are on scholarship.

Yes, you can apply for funding for organizations that you plan to join or have not yet paid dues for. If you are applying for funding for Greek Life, but you have not yet affiliated with a chapter, select “Not yet in a Greek chapter, but I plan on joining.”

EV funds are awarded for students, not for organizations, so the funds should directly apply to the cost of the EV recipient’s participation. For example, if an organization has dues of $800 and an EV recipient is awarded $500 for participation in that organization, then that student should not be expected to pay more than $300 in dues to that organization (the student may pay less than $300 if they receive supplemental financial assistance from the organization). If you believe an organization is misusing EV funds, please email the EV Exec Board at experiencevanderbilt@vanderbilt.edu. EV funds cannot be used to cover costs that are not included in the organization’s dues.

After the application has closed, EV recipients will be notified via email. After confirming membership with the recipient’s organization, the funds will be accessible to the recipient in an online marketplace  and will count directly towards the cost of the EV recipient’s participation. EV funds will be awarded in the fall for the 2019-20 academic year.

For the 2019-20 academic year, a total of $360,000 will be awarded with a maximum award of $500 for an individual student.

Many organizations have an internal financial assistance program to help students cover the costs of participation. EV-eligible organizations should have a designated point-of-contact for financial assistance and EV-related questions. For the 2019-20 academic year, the maximum EV award is $500 per recipient.

EV is funded by donations from Vanderbilt alumni, faculty, staff, and current students. For more information about EV fundraising and how to donate, please see the Donate page.

 

 

EV Event Pass FAQs

If you are awarded the EV Event Pass, EV will load $75 onto your Commodore Card that can be used to purchase tickets for on-campus events. This includes concerts, such as Quake and Rites of Spring, cultural showcases, and other student organization events.

You can purchase a ticket to any event that is hosted by a registered student organization or university programs. This includes tickets to Commodore Quake, Lights on the Lawn, and Rites of Spring.

You can buy one ticket per event with your funds.

Funds are first deducted from your Event Pass balance. If you do not have sufficient funds, the remaining balance is deducted from your Commodore Cash balance.

You can check your Event Pass balance using the GET app or on the Commodore Card website.

Student workers at the Sarratt student box office will not know you are using your Event Pass funds to pay for tickets. Only you will be able to tell how you are paying for tickets.

Event Pass funds expire at the end of the academic year. Unused funds do not remain in individual student accounts; however, unused funds are returned to Experience Vanderbilt for funding use in the following year.

The utilization of Event Pass funds in a way that is not consistent with the overall mission of Experience Vanderbilt (Example: a pattern of purchasing tickets only to resell them to other students or of wasteful purchasing). Unauthorized use may result in disqualification to participate in Experience Vanderbilt in upcoming years or immediate removal of funds.

 

For additional questions not covered in the FAQs, please email experiencevanderbilt@vanderbilt.edu.