Late Night Fund

Please read the following to note the changes to the Late Night Fund for the 2013-2014 academic year!


The Late Night Fund’s goal is to support and encourage student groups to create new, non-alcoholic social events on Friday and Saturday nights 

Fund availability:

  • All recognized student organizations are welcome to apply. For questions about your status, please talk with Andrew Donahue in the SAO about your eligibility to apply for funding. 

Preference given to:

  • New, creative events or activities.
  • Events or activities sponsored by more than one organization or group -especially those co-sponsored by organizations that have not traditionally worked together. Each sponsoring group must identify its roles and responsibilities for the event as a co-sponsor. We request that a representative for each of the sponsoring groups be present for the proposal meeting with the board.
  • Existing events traditionally funded by the Undergraduate Finance Board or other funding sources will not receive priority consideration.
  • In an effort to support new events, we will consider a second proposal from groups for an event of a similar nature, but we ask that groups seek permanent funding for events that they wish to repeat in the future.
  • A group can only apply for funding for one event each semester.

Application Process

  • The Late Night Fund will be meeting biweekly starting in February. Student organizations will submit their funding applications and be asked to present to the boad before a funding decision is made.
  • Completed applications can be submitted to Andrew Donahue in the SAO or Naomi Ninneman in Health Education by email or by dropping applications off in the SAO, which is located in the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center Room 230.
  • The applications will then be reviewed by the Late Night Fund board. If the board would like to hear more about the event, the student group will be invited to the next Late Night Fund meeting to further discuss their application. 
  • Applications must include accurate cost projections based on actual quotes and pricing. 
  • Student groups should not make any agreements with performers or vendors without first having the appropriate funding.
  • The application can be found at the bottom of the page. Any questions may be emailed to Andrew Donahue at

Event or Activity Requirements:

  • Events must be open to all Brown students.
  • Events must be held on a Friday or Saturday evening, preferably not ending until after midnight. (Events hosted during reading period will not be considered.)
  • Event Coordinators must have an advisory meeting with a SAO staff member to develop an event management plan.
  • All events must submit a post-event report to assist the board and future events.
  • Any funding not used shall be returned to the funding board. All events receiving monies from this fund must coordinate their finances through the SAO.
  • Any charge requested at the door for an event must be directed to support costs of hosting the event, and any remaining funds after the event are returned to the Late Night Fund for allocation to future events.
  • The Late Night does not support fundraisers where there is a charge or donation requested at the door to gain access. Fundraising must be a secondary goal for the event. Groups may have a table on the side for donations to charity, but it must not be placed at the point of access to the event.

Funding Board

The resources will be distributed by a funding board. A call for nominations to the board will be made by the Student Activities Office to appoint a board with the following representatives:

  • Katharina Goetzler '16, UCS rep
  • Rachel Muster '16
  • Aniqa Azam '14
  • Two advisors: Andrew Donahue, SAO and Naomi Ninneman, Health Education.