Instructionally Related Activities (IRA)

The Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fees are paid by students to provide support for essential educational experiences and activities that aid and supplement the fundamental educational mission of the University.

IRAs are those activities and laboratory experiences which are at least partially sponsored by an academic discipline or department and which are, in the judgment of the President, integrally related to its formal instructional offerings.  This definition of IRAs provides the basic criteria for determining eligibility for instructionally related programs.  See the IRA guidelines document for complete criteria specific to Sacramento State.

The anticipated timeline for the 2017/18 IRA fee request and allocation process is as follows:

Monday, February 27, 2017

IRA proposal packet available on IRA website; budget call sent out via Monday Briefing

Monday, March 6, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m.

IRA workshop/training session (RSVP to
Location: Sacramento Hall, room 161

Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 3 to 4 p.m.

IRA workshop/training session (RSVP to  
Location: Sacramento Hall, room 161

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, by 4:30 pm

IRA proposal submission deadline (no exceptions). Original hardcopy to be delivered to Sacramento Hall 272, campus zip 6038.

Please email one scanned copy of complete proposal to:

April 2017

Program presentations with IRA Advisory Committee. Please note: Program advisors are strongly recomemended to bring students to program presentations.

May 2017

IRA Committee recommendations submitted to the President

The Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Advisory Committee

The IRA Advisory Committee acts as the advising body to the President for the Instructionally Related Activities student fee allocation.  The IRA Committee is composed of the ASI President or his/her designee; three student representatives; a Vice President for Academic Affairs designee; a Vice President for Administration designee who also acts as committee advisor; and two Faculty Senate designees.  ASI shall recommend student members for appointment to the campus President.  Faculty and administrators shall be appointed by the campus President with recommendations by the Faculty Senate and respective administrative offices.  The President of the Associated Students or designee shall serve as the Chair.

Notification of the annual call for proposals is sent annually to all previous year recipients of IRA funds, as well as all deans, directors, and department heads. Questions regarding the program, process or proposal submission should be directed to Margaret Hwang, Vice President/CFO Designee, Office of the Vice President for Administration/CFO, ext. 86312.