SGA Update: Budget for organizations tops half a million
Phoenix14News sent reporter Jason Puckett to Thursday’s SGA meeting. Here is a recap of what occurred:
Housing Selection: Resident Director of the Colonnades and Housing Operations Manager Tal Fish reminded senators of the upcoming deadlines in the Housing process. Fish also reviewed the upcoming demolition of North area dorms and the opening of the new Colonnades living areas this fall.
Fish talked about a barely-mentioned “student-initiated themed housing”, which allows students to live with other students in a Danieley flat based off of chosen theme. These flats will be gender neutral, and each “theme group” will get a $500 spending budget for the year.
SGA Budget Hearing: After more than 60 meetings and 68 proposed budgets, the Budget Committee presented the finalized budget plan for approval. Funding almost every organization on campus and dealing with over a half-million dollars, the budget was approved with a vote of 31-0-0.
SGA Executive Treasurer Matt Campbell presented the budget and said they tried to give each group as much money as possible. Campbell also said that many organizations requested unusually large sums of money for special projects in the upcoming year. While SGA says they would love to support these projects, they don’t have the money necessary to do.
The committee used a set of standards to make sure every organization is measured on the same playing field and to avoid giving any one group an advantage. They also managed to avoid increasing student activity fees.
Special allocation: Executive Treasurer Matt Campbell also proposed a special allocation of money for the Service Learning Trip to the Dominican Republic. The proposal was approved by a vote of 28-0-2, and will grant the trip a $3350 grant towards the overall cost.
Campbell said that the trip was very costly, and the allocation would help students who already have a large tuition cost be able to attend.Explore posts in the same categories: News comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.