Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Fees

Instructionally Related Activities Budget Allocations for AY 2022-23 have been approved. 

Unfortunately, due to this year’s funding limitations, the IRA Advisory Board was unable to recommend full funding for any of the submitted requests.  For the coming academic year, IRA supported programs with a carry-forward account balance will be allowed to retain those funds.  However, SFAC retains the right to recall unused IRA funds.  All programs are asked to please carefully review the IRA Advisory Board’s notes.  In some cases, the notes advise of actions to be taken before funds will be released. 

Programs that were denied funding may submit a written appeal, with an endorsement by the College Dean or Associate Dean, by 12:00 PM on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  Appeals should be addressed to the IRA Advisory Board and submitted via email to: Appeals must be based on the AY 2022-23 IRA Budget Request Proposal and must adequately respond to the IRA Advisory Board’s notes.


Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) are out-of-class experiences that enrich student life and learning. They are at least partially sponsored by an academic discipline or instructional department and their content is related to that discipline's curriculum. Activities that are considered essential to a quality educational program and an important instructional experience for enrolled students will be considered.

The IRA Advisory Board is commissioned by the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC) to review requests for IRA funding. Any recommended actions by this Board will be forwarded first to the SFAC for consideration and further endorsement before being advanced as a recommendation to the President for action. See the Advisory Board roster for member information.


Please carefully read through the IRA Budget Request Guidelines before submitting an IRA funding request. IRA funding requests must be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.


Submitting your IRA Budget Request

We strongly recommend that you complete the IRA application (PDF file) using a Windows based PC. Various issues have been reported by Mac users. To make an IRA funding request the following documents must be completed, and then submitted as attachments via email to: vpsaem@sfsu.eduPlease use the following Subject line template when submitting: IRA Budget Request Proposal - <replace this text with Program Name>

  • IRA Budget Request Proposal (PDF)  
  • Attachment C - IRA Program Activity Report (XLSX)  Please note that you will need to download this attachment



For questions, please email Brian Sharber in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at: