Instructionally Related Activities (IRA)

Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fees are paid by students to provide support for essential educational experiences and activities that aid and supplement the fundamental mission of the University. Instructionally related programs may apply for funds that are generated by IRA fees by submitting proposals to the IRA Advisory Committee. The ASI President serves as chair, and the committee acts as the advising body to the President for IRA student fee allocation.

Policies and procedures regarding IRA allocations have been amended for the FY 2018/2019 cycle. A new policy, approved by the President, has been published in the University Policy Manual: ADM-0186, Instructionally Related Activities Fee Administration. The policy provides outlined guidance for IRA application procedures and provides additional transparency in regards to the allocation process. Furthermore, the updated application and allocation process aligns more closely with other campus grant procedures (ASI External Grant and UEI’s Campus Grants Program).

Program proposals for the 2018/19 IRA cycle will be received February 19 – March 28, 2018. It is anticipated that programs will be contacted in April regarding questions about their applications (if applicable).

Some notable changes will occur for the FY 2018/2019 application cycle:

        1. The total amount of IRA funds available to allocate will be released after the spring semester census. This amount will be publically posted to allow for additional transparency
        2. The rubric which the IRA Advisory Committee utilizes to review proposals is included in the IRA application packet
        3. 10% of the total amount of IRA funds available to allocate (per fiscal year) will be reserved for new, approved programs
        4. Program presentations, once part of the application process, will no longer be scheduled. If the IRA Advisory Committee has any questions regarding a program’s application, the advisor listed on the application will be contacted for clarification
        5. Programs receiving IRA funding will be required to complete a post activity report which details how IRA funds were utilized as outlined in their respective program proposals. Programs which receive funds for FY 2018/19 and request for funding for FY 2019/20 must submit a Post Activity report in order to be considered for new funding. This report is due May 1, 2019.

    If you have any questions regarding the updated procedures and application process, please contact Margaret Hwang at

    Workshop dates and times:

            • Canceled:Tuesday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Sacramento Hall 161)
            • Thursday, February 22, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Sacramento Hall 161)
            • Monday, February 26, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Sacramento Hall 161)
            • Tuesday, February 27, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Sacramento Hall 161)

    RSVP to or by calling 916.278.6312. If program advisors are unable to attend either optional workshop, or have any questions regarding the IRA program, please contact Margaret Hwang.

    Projected funds available to allocate for FY 2018-2019: 

    Amount available to allocate for the next fiscal year will be determined after census. However, it is anticipated that the total amount available to allocate will be in line with FY 2017-2018 as enrollment is not expected to drastically fluctuate.

    Past Year Allocation Amounts:

    IRA Past Funding Amounts