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



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.

 Application Link

  • Individual​ ​students only.​ ​Student​ ​organizations​ ​may​ ​receive​ ​funding​ ​through​ ​the​ ​​SORCE Partnership ​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​ ​$400.00.


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

National or International Travel (more than 300 miles)

3 Weeks* In Advance  
5 Weeks* In Advance  








*Weeks are considered academic weeks 1 through 9. Dead week, finals week, and academic breaks are NOT included when counting the number of weeks prior to the first date of the activity.


A​ ​total​ ​of​ ​$10,000​ ​has​ ​been​ ​allocated​ ​from​ ​the​ ​SORCE​ ​Activity​ ​Fund​ ​for​ ​this​ ​purpose​ ​for​ ​FY19. Approved per-diem costs for lodging can be found here. SORCE no longer funds meals during travel.


Endorsed​ ​and​ ​supported​ ​opportunities*:

 *​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