Allocations Committee discusses ACPB, seat removals at final ad hoc meeting

Jackie Valley

The Allocations Committee decided not to change the All Campus Programming Board’s funding – 54 percent of the Undergraduate Student Activity Fund- at its final ad hoc meeting Friday.

The committee also informally voted 4-3 in favor of the proposed removal of the permanent seats held by Black United Students, Inter-Greek Programming Board and ACPB.

However, Sean Groves, senator for business and finance, said because of personal conflicts, not all committee members were present at the meeting to vote.

Groves said the informal vote is just a representation of the committee’s opinion to send to the Undergraduate Student Senate for its review when preparing to vote for the Allocations Committee’s proposed changes made in ad hoc.

USS will discuss the proposed changes at its next meeting in the governance chambers of the Student Center at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. On April 4, USS will vote on the proposed changes to the Allocations Committee’s guidelines.

Before the ad hoc session, the committee allocated about $5,870 worth of funds to the following three student organizations:

• $4,735 to the American Institute of Graphic Artists for two speaker events featuring graphic designers.

• $1,038 to the Kent Entrepreneurial Association for its Fireside Chat program.

• $98 to PRIDE!Kent for “Gay Prom.”

Groves said the Allocations Committee’s current budget is about $8,025.

Contact student politics reporter Jackie Valley at [email protected].