The Finance Board budgets and allocates the Student Activity Fee to the 300+ Registered Student Organizations on campus for events or programming purposes.
The Finance Board will make recommendations for funding programming based on the programming capital of organization requesting funds. The amount of funding an organization is eligible to receive will be determined according to the following tier system.
Funding Tier Information
Organizations with little to no programming capital should not expect to receive funding for programs which cost more than $10,000.00.
Organizations that have put on a few successful programs but do not have extensive programming experience should not expect to receive funding for programs which cost more than $20,000.00.
Organizations that have put on several successful programs at the preceding levels are eligible to receive funding for events costing up to $40,000.00.
Organizations that have clearly proved themselves capable of programming by putting on multiple successful programs at each of the previous levels are eligible to request funding for events that exceed $40,000.00.
Organizations can build programming capital by consistently putting on successful events and by collaborating with and learning from larger, more experienced organizations. The success of events and programs for the purpose of this tier system shall be assessed on the basis of their attendance/ticket sales with respect to the expected attendance, in addition to general student body feedback regarding their satisfaction with the event/program. All decisions on an organization’s tier status and funding eligibility will be left to the discretion of the Finance Board.
2019-2020 Student Organization Space Allocation and Budgeting Timeline
Please review these dates carefully
|September 10th – October 18th||Organizations get Space Allocations/event estimates from SCPS||October 18th||Budget packets submitted electronically to SA Comptroller via Campus Labs by 5:00 P.M.|
|October 25th – October 27th||Finance Board budget hearings in SA Office (Women’s Building Suite 100)||October 28th – November 1st||Finance Board deliberations in Schine Student Center|
|November 4th||SA Assembly Meeting in Eggers 010 at 7:30 PM to vote on budgets||November 5th||Space Allocation begins via SCPS website (on-line calendar)|
|November 4th – November 8th||Appeals may be submitted via Campus Labs to SA Comptroller by 5PM on Nov. 8th||November 9th – November 10th||Appeals processed, reviewed and deliberated upon by SA Finance Board|
|November 11th||SA Assembly Meeting in Maxwell Auditorium at 7:30 PM||November 13th||All space allocation submissions, due via SCPS website (on-line calendar)|
|November 21st||Organizations will learn which venue/space has been confirmed for their respective events||November 22nd||Any free remaining space on calendar can be reserved on a first come, first served basis|
Mandatory Officer and Fiscal Agent Training
The fiscal agent from each organization must attend one of the following sessions in order to submit ANY budgets for the Fall of 2019:
Sunday, September 8th [HOL 102]
4:00pm – 5:00pm | 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Monday, September 9th [SHAFFER 121]
9:00am – 10:00am | 10:00am – 11:00am
Tuesday, September 10th [EGGERS 018]
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday, September 11th [HUNTN 107]
6:00pm – 7:00pm | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday, September 12th [SIMS 331]
5:00pm – 6:00pm | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, September 13th [FALK 100]
3:00pm – 4:00pm | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Fiscal Agent Training Presentation
Above is the PowerPoint presentation used during the Fiscal Agent Training sessions. Feel free to use it as a resource and guide for submitting any budget proposals.
For questions or concerns, please contact SA Comptroller Julio Burgos.