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, organization recognition, and tier funding. 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.

Missing Requirements

If an organization does not submit their final allocation form in the spring, they will not receive funding from BSO for the next fiscal year.

If an organization does not meet one (1) requirement (excluding final allocation form), they will only be eligible for 50% of funding at their tier level. A Tier 1 organization who misses their one requirement will not be eligible for funding. These clubs will be tier minus for the next school year for administrative purposes, but it will not affect anything beyond this cut funding (ex. a Tier 4 club who missed their spring meeting in 2023 will have their possible funding cut for 23-24 allocations and become a Tier 4- for the 23-24 school year).

If an organization does not meet two (2) or more requirements, they will drop to the next lowest tier and will only be able to request an allocation at that tier level.

Moving Up 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 next highest tier with the privileges of the current tier. Accordingly, the organization will be assigned a Tier Status of 1+, 2+, or 3+ to record their intentions for administrative purposes. An organization may only move up one tier per academic year. You can declare this intent at your Fall meeting.


Tier Required Forms

All forms can be found on the BSO – 2023-2024 Canvas page Instructions and due-dates are in the form descriptions.

BSO Exec will time the due date for the forms such that all submissions can be reviewed (and adjusted, if needed) prior to publishing finalized Tier Standings for the following year.