Round table learns of new guidelines for activity fee funds
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012 08:11
The Student Activity Fee Committee has two new guidelines for clubs requesting money for club events, attendees learned at the president’s round table Thursday in Loftin.
Clubs will need to submit requests to the committee at least three months in advance.
Jacob Wong, Student Government Association president, said, no club is guaranteed to receive 100 percent of what they are requesting, but they would have time to fundraise if they plan three months in advance.
Wong said the guideline is “not set in stone” because the Student Activity Fee Committee wants to be sure it is a realistic timetable for clubs.
The other guideline is that the Student Activity Fee Committee will begin auditing every club event.
After every trip or event, clubs will need to submit expense reports and attendance records.
“This is an audit at every request. A request is submitted, the money is given out and there is an audit immediately going to follow,” Wong said.
The committee wants to make sure each organization is using student fee money wisely and that clubs are getting “the most bang for their buck,” Wong said.
“It’s not just falling on clubs and organizations. The office of student life with Spa Day, with everything else they sponsor for you all (clubs) they are now getting audited as well,” SGA Secretary Justin Wideman said.
In other news, the Non-Traditional Student Club is asking students to donate cell phones to victims of domestic violence.
Any kind of cell phone, with or without the charger, will help victims once they are out of the situation, President Roxanne Avendano said.
Drop-off locations are in the empowerment center, Room 312 of the nursing and allied health complex, Room 214 of the early childhood studies building and in Room 150 of Loftin Student Center.
The deadline to donate cell phones is Nov. 9.
In other news, the Human Services Club will volunteer for the Color Me Rad 5K run Dec. 2 at Freeman Coliseum, where the club will plaster runners with colored powder.
The race benefits The Ronald McDonald House.