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Funding Account Information

Student Government Funding Update January 2018

The Student Government Association oversees three main funding accounts that are generated by a percentage of student tuition dollars that make up the Student Government Association operating budget. These accounts exist to benefit the student body and are available for undergraduate students and organizations to receive partial funding for endeavors. This money is often contracted to students upon submission of a funding application to the executive board and/or funding board and can be applied to projects, initiatives, activities, programs, conferences, competitions, events, and showcases to name a few.

Discretionary Account.
The Discretionary Account holds an estimated $20,000. The funds within the Discretionary Account are overseen by the Student Government Association Executive Board and are used to fund special campus projects deemed appropriate and/or necessary. There are no funding guidelines that govern the justification for spending in this account other than the discretion of the Executive Board. Should a funding request come through the Discretionary Account and receive approval for funding by the Student Government Executive Board, the request then goes to Senate for final approval.

Student Organizations Account.
The Student Organizations Account holds an estimated $22,000. The funds within the Campus Life Business Analyst are overseen by the Student Government Association Funding Board and the Student Government Association Accountant to fund registered student organizations recognized by the Student Government Association. Organizations requesting funding from this account will have had to attend a funding informational session with the Student Government Association Treasurer prior to submission of request, as well as adhere to a set of funding guidelines to be considered for funding. Should a funding request come through the Student Organizations Account and receive approval for funding by the Student Government Association Funding Board, the request then goes to Senate for final approval.

Conference Account .
The Conference Account holds an estimated $22,000. This account funds students to attend conferences to help them to build knowledge about their organization or even their major. This account is overseen by the Student Government Association Funding Board and the Campus Life Business Analyst. Students can request funding out of this account by submitting the funding application and then attending the Funding Board meeting. Once an amount has been recommended to the Senate it will be voted on for final approval. 

Click here to view the Student Organizations Account Funding Guidelines (Bylaw 409.03.01)

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