Qualification Requirements

Is your activity:

  • Sponsored by an academic discipline or department?
  • Integrally related to a formal CSU, Chico instructional offering?
  • Essential to a quality educational program?
  • Providing an important instructional experience for any student enrolled in the respective program?

If you answer "yes" to all the above, you are eligible to apply for Certification.

Certification Process:

  • Requests for certification can happen anytime.
  • Your Dean or Director requests certification from the IRA Board (Application Procedure).
  • The IRA Board votes to recommend the program as part of the IRA.
  • The IRA Board sends the recommendation to the Provost for final approval.

PLEASE NOTE: Certification and recognition as an Instructionally Related Activity does not guarantee funding.

Funding Process

  • Available funding for the following academic year is determined during the spring semester by the IRA Board.
  • The IRA Board allocates funding to each college Dean or Director.
  • The Dean or Director allocates funding to the individual program.*
  • The funds are available beginning the following academic year.
(*) Contact your Dean or Director for details concerning your college/program funding cycles.

Source of IRA Funds

  • Funding for activities are provided by an Instructionally Related Activities fee paid by all students each semester when they enroll in University classes.
  • Funding requests must be for those costs that are not a part of the regular cost of instruction.