Tier Structure

The Four Tier Structure

All student organizations under BSO are assigned a tier according to the Tier Structure and must meet the listed requirements to retain tier status and organization recognition. The Tier Structure was developed to provide a structure for accountable oversight and responsible stewardship of student funding that provides opportunity for student-led organizations on campus.

Changing Tiers

If an organization wishes to move up a tier, they must declare their intentions to the BSO Executive Council and meet the requirements of the desired tier with the privileges of the current tier. Accordingly, the organization will be assigned a Tier Status of 1+ or 2+ to record their intentions for administrative purposes. An organization may only move up one tier per academic year.

If an organization does not meet all the requirements of their tier, the organization will be demoted one tier for the following academic year. No organization may be demoted more than one tier per year.

Tier Required Forms

All forms can be found on the SAIL – BSO Canvas page Instructions and due-dates are in the form descriptions.

All forms must be due no later than 1 week before Allocation forms are due in April of every year. This way, BSO Exec can ensure that all clubs with a + status meet the appropriate requirements and are informed of their earned tier prior to allocations.

BSO Exec will time the due date for the Goals Evaluation, Service Event, and Officer Transition forms such that all submissions can be reviewed (and adjusted, if needed) prior to publishing finalized Tier Standings for the following year (the Tier Standings that Allocation limits are based upon).

Missing Requirements

BSO will no longer be automatically dropping clubs a tier for failing a requirement, but will still be dropping a club’s funding the following academic year for missing a requirement. If more than a single requirement is missed, the club will then be dropped a tier for the following academic year. If a club misses a single requirement (includes allocation forms) they will only be eligible for funding at the level of the next tier down.

Ex. If a tier 3 club misses a single requirement they will only be eligible for up to tier 2 funding ($2500) that year but will remain tier 3.

If a club misses two or more requirements they will drop in tier status and in funding.

Ex. If a tier 3 club misses two requirements they will drop to tier 2 and be eligible for up to tier 2 funding.

If a club misses a single requirement two years in a row they will drop in tier status and in funding. Every subsequent year with a missed requirement will lead to another drop a tier until a year in which they miss no requirements. After a year of missing no requirements the grace period will reset.

Ex. If a tier 3 club misses a requirement one year and misses a requirement the following year (for tier 3) they will be dropped to tier 2.

Ex. If the club in the previous example misses another requirement the year after dropping to tier 2 they will drop to tier 1.

For our purposes, the allocation forms (both summary and final) count as tier requirements for all but tier 1 organizations. Not turning one of these in will count as a missing requirement. Additionally, missing either form will render you ineligible for BSO funding for the upcoming year.

Exception 1: If you note on the summary allocation form that you do not want funding from BSO for the next school year you are not required to turn in a final allocation form.

Exception 2: If you do not turn in a summary allocation form you will not receive any funding and you will not be eligible for BSO funding for the upcoming year, but not turning in the final after missing the summary will not count as missing a second requirement so you will be able to maintain your current tier, provided you did not miss any other requirements throughout the year.