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SCPF Appeals Process

The SCPF policy provides any registered student organization, university program, or department with the right to appeal and request a second hearing on any denied allocation decision.  The SCPF Board will then review a decision pertaining to specific allocation(s).  This process is to give applicants an additional opportunity to present any clarifying information to the Board that they believe proves that the application in question should have been funded under SCPF policy.

Submission of a new application is required to fund a different item, expense, or other application change not included in the original SCPF application or hearing.

In order to file an appeal, please email:, with the following information and “REQUEST FOR APPEAL: [Hearing Date and Application Number]” in the subject line.  If the appropriate information is not provided, the SCPF Board is under no obligation to move your appeal forward.

  1. Name of Applicant:
  2. Application Number:
  3. University of Illinois Affiliation:
  4. Name of Organization:
  5. Phone:
  6. E-mail:
  7. Funding Period of the Original Request
  8. Description of Original Request
  9. Brief description of why an appeal is sought

Once reviewed by the SCPF Graduate Assistant, the applicant will receive an email response specifying any additional information that might be needed, as well as the next steps of the process.

If the applicant submits all of the requested information and meets the requirements of an appeal, the SCPF Graduate Assistant will schedule a hearing for the SCPF Board to discuss the appeal.  The appeal may be heard after a regularly scheduled SCPF Board Allocation Hearing, or at a special meeting scheduled by the SCPF Graduate Assistant.

The applicant requesting an appeal may submit whatever documentation to the SCPF Board, which they believe would justify a reconsideration of the application’s request for funding and/or allocated amount.  Additionally, the applicant is required to give a short presentation to the SCPF Board and be prepared to answer any questions the SCPF Board may have during and after the appeal presentation.