Student​ ​Professional​ ​and​ ​Leadership​ ​Development​ ​Allocation


*** All available funding for the 2017 - 2018 academic year has been allocated, and applications are now closed. Applications for FY2018 will open up in the fall. Thank you! ***



The​ ​SLI​ ​SORCE​ ​Professional​ ​and​ ​Leadership​ ​Development​ ​Allocation​ ​Program​ ​is​ ​a resource​ ​available​ ​to​ ​individual​ ​OSU​ ​students​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​taking​ ​part​ ​in​ ​educational​ ​and leadership​ ​development​ ​opportunities​ ​related​ ​to​ ​leadership​ ​for​ ​social​ ​change.​ ​SORCE​ ​supports students​ ​in​ ​developing​ ​and​ ​advancing​ ​their​ ​self-awareness,​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​their​ ​social​ ​and personal​ ​identities,​ ​and​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​capacity​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​for​ ​positive​ ​social​ ​change​ ​and​ ​creating​ ​more inclusive​ ​and​ ​affirming​ ​communities.​ ​The​ ​funds​ ​are​ ​to​ ​support​ ​students​ ​in​ ​their​ ​journey​ ​to​ ​put their​ ​values​ ​into​ ​action​ ​and​ ​contribute​ ​to​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​healthier​ ​and​ ​more​ ​caring​ ​and​ ​just​ ​world. 


Please note that at this time, we are dispersing funds through a reimbursement process.

  • Individual​ ​students only.​ ​Student​ ​organizations​ ​may​ ​receive​ ​funding​ ​through​ ​the​ ​​SORCE Organization​ ​Development​ ​Allocation​.
  • Enrolled​ ​in​ ​a​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​6​ ​credits​ ​at​ ​the​ ​time​ ​of​ ​application​ ​and​ ​in​ ​good​ ​academic standing​ ​with​ ​Oregon​ ​State​ ​University.
  • Enrolled​ ​at​ ​Corvallis/Newport​ ​campus
Specific​ ​Criteria:
  • Proposals​ ​must​ ​align​ ​with​ ​SLI’s​ ​values,​ ​mission,​ ​and​ ​SLI’s​ ​definition​ ​of​ ​leadership.
  • Funds​ ​may​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​cover​ ​registration​ ​fees,​ ​lodging,​ ​and​ ​travel.
  • Fund​ ​request​ ​must​ ​be​ ​in​ ​advance​ ​of​ ​the​ ​actual​ ​activity
  • Credit-bearing​ ​opportunities​ ​are​ ​not​ ​eligible​ ​for​ ​funding. 
  • Maximum​ ​allocation​ ​per​ ​person​ ​is​ ​$500.00.


Travel Request Deadlines Local Travel (within 10 miles) Regional Travel
(within 300 miles) 

National or

International Travel

2 Weeks In Advance    
5 Weeks In Advance    
7 Weeks In Advance    








A​ ​total​ ​of​ ​$10,000​ ​has​ ​been​ ​allocated​ ​from​ ​the​ ​SORCE​ ​Activity​ ​Fund​ ​for​ ​this​ ​purpose​ ​for​ ​FY18. Approved per-diem costs for lodging can be found here. SORCE no longer funds meals during travel.

Endorsed​ ​and​ ​supported​ ​opportunities*:
  • Northwest​ ​Student​ ​Leadership​ ​Conference:​ LINK
  • Oregon​ ​Students​ ​of​ ​Color​ ​Conference:​ LINK 
  • Oregon​ ​Women​ ​in​ ​Higher​ ​Education:​ ​​LINK 
  • NASPA​ ​Multicultural​ ​Institute:​ LINK ​​ 
  • IMPACT​ ​National​ ​Conference:​ LINK  ​​  
  • National​ ​Conference​ ​on​ ​Student​ ​Leadership: LINK  
  • Lead365:​ ​Explore,​ ​Engage,​ ​Evolve:​ LINK
  • National​ ​Collegiate​ ​Leadership​ ​Conference: LINK
  • Social​ ​Change​ ​Institute:​ ​​LINK
  • National​ ​Conference​ ​for​ ​College​ ​Women​ ​Student​ ​Leaders:​ LINK ​​
  • National​ ​Student​ ​Leadership​ ​Diversity​ ​Convention:​ LINK ​​ 
  • Creating​ ​Change:​ LINK ​​
  • Power​ ​of​ ​One​ ​(NAPSA​ ​Region​ ​V): LINK
  • NASPA​ ​Western​ ​Regional​ ​Conference:​ LINK ​​
  • Association​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Advancement​ ​of​ ​Sustainability​ ​in​ ​Higher​ ​Education​ ​(AASHE): LINK
  • Washington​ ​&​ ​Oregon​ ​Higher​ ​Education​ ​Sustainability​ ​Conference​ ​(WOHESC): LINK
  • Institute​ ​for​ ​Leadership​ ​and​ ​Development​ ​(I-LEAD):​ ​​LINK 
  • LeaderShape​ ​National​ ​Session:​ LINK ​​
  • Continuums​ ​of​ ​Service​ ​(Western​ ​Region​ ​of​ ​Campus​ ​Compact): LINK  
  • Oregon​ ​Network​ ​for​ ​Compassionate​ ​Communication​ ​Training: LINK 
  • SPROG:​ ​​LINK
  • PowerShift:​ LINK
  • Bioneers:​ LINK ​​
  • Climate​ ​Leadership​ ​Conference:​ ​ ​LINK 
  • Net​ ​Impact​ ​Conference:​ LINK ​​
  • National​ ​Conference​ ​on​ ​Race​ ​and​ ​Ethnicity​ ​(NCORE):​ LINK ​​
  • National​ ​Women’s​ ​Studies​ ​Association:​ ​​LINK  

 *​Please​ ​note​ ​this​ ​is​ ​an​ ​ever​ ​changing​ ​and​ ​evolving​ ​list.​ ​Students​ ​may​ ​petition​ ​to​ ​have additional​ ​opportunities​ ​added​ ​to​ ​list.

Petition​ ​for​ ​Inclusion​ ​of​ ​a​ ​New​ ​Professional​ ​and​ ​Leadership​ ​Development​ ​Opportunity 

Interested​ ​in​ ​an​ ​opportunity​ ​that​ ​aligns​ ​with​ ​SLI’s​ ​mission​ ​and​ ​values​ ​and​ ​don’t​ ​see​ ​it​ ​here?​ ​File a​ ​petition​ ​to inform us​ ​on​ ​how​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​fits​ ​with​ ​this​ ​program. The​ ​SORCE​ ​coordinators​ ​will​ ​review​ ​and​ ​get​ ​back​ ​to​ ​you​ ​within​ ​2​ ​weeks​ ​with​ ​a​ ​decision​ ​(during fall,​ ​winter,​ ​and​ ​spring​ ​terms).​ ​Students​ ​can​ ​submit​ ​the​ ​petition​ ​information​ ​along​ ​with​ ​their funding​ ​application​ ​to​ ​be​ ​reviewed​ ​simultaneously​ ​by​ ​the​ ​SORCE​ ​allocation​ ​team,​ ​or​ ​​​please contact​ ​a SORCE​ ​coordinator​ ​in​ ​advance​ ​of​ ​submitting​ ​a​ ​formal​ ​request​ ​if​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​initial​ ​feedback on​ ​your​ ​idea​ ​(​​). The questions you will see on the application regarding this part are the following:

  • How​ ​does​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​align​ ​with​ ​SLI’s​ ​mission​ ​and​ ​provide​ ​unique,​ ​compelling leadership​ ​development​ ​for​ ​students?
  • How​ ​does​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​align​ ​with​ ​all​ ​5​ ​of​ ​SLI’s​ ​values?
  • Website​ ​of​ ​the​ ​opportunity

 Application Link