Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Fees

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 for funding.


The IRA Advisory Board is commissioned by the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC) to review requests for IRA funding. IRA Advisory Board recommendations will be forwarded first to the SFAC for consideration and endorsement before being advancing to the President for action. See the Advisory Board roster for member information.


Please carefully review the IRA Budget Request Guidelines before submitting an IRA funding request. 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 17, 2023.


                      Submitting your IRA Budget Request

Deadline: 5pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 via email to:

It is strongly recommend that  the IRA Budget Request application (PDF file) be completed using a Windows based PC. Various issues have been reported by Mac users. To submit an IRA funding request the following 2 documents must be completed and then submitted as attachments via email to: vpsaem@sfsu.eduPlease use the following subject line template for submitting your request:

IRA Budget Request Proposal - <replace this text with the Program Name>

                       Late and/or incomplete applications may not be reviewed/considered for funding.


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 were able to submit a written appeal, with an endorsement by the College Dean or Associate Dean, by 12:00 PM on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  Appeals were to 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.



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