Instructionally Related Activities
What is an IRA?
An Instructionally Related Activity (IRA) is an "out-of-class experience" that provides enrichment to students and enhances their learning at Cal Poly. Funding for all recognized IRAs is provided through student fees. All IRA programs/activities are partially sponsored by an academic dean or department and are "integrally related" to a formal instructional offering.
Requests for IRA recognition and funding are initiated through students and faculty advisors via the program/activity coordinators, who submit the proposals to the colleges. With advice from the College Student Councils, the deans review requests and make funding recommendations for the IRAs within their college. The IRA Advisory Committee reviews all requests for recognition of new IRA programs and the requests for University Interest IRA funding, and forwards their recomendations, along with the funding recommendations of the colleges, to the campus President for approval.
Call for Proposals for 2014-15 Academic Year
Proposals are now being accepted for first-time and continuing IRA recognition
Deadlines to submit forms to your Dean's office:
- New IRA proposals: February 7th, 2014
- Continuing IRA proposals: March 14th, 2014
Forms - complete both the Recognition Request and Budget Proposal forms
General IRA Information
- List of Recognized IRA Programs
- Criteria for IRA Recognition
- Expenditure Guidelines
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Historic Allocation of IRA Funds
- Jessica Carson, Administrative Analyst, Office of Academic Programs
- The IRA Advisory Committee (IRAAC)