Allocations Committee proposes new guidelines for student groups

Jackie Valley

The Allocations Committee proposed guidelines in its first ad hoc meeting Friday that would make student organizations more accountable for allocated money.

The proposed guidelines would require student organizations to coordinate advertising with the Undergraduate Student Senate programming assistant within one week of a program’s approval. After the allocated event, the organizations would report back to USS to evaluate the success or failure of the program.

The goal of the proposed guidelines is to hold student organizations responsible for their uses of the money, which will lead to more successful programming, said Sean Groves, business and finance senator.

The committee also recommended student groups co-sponsor with the All Campus Programming Board if an event costs more than $15,000.

Other proposed guideline changes included:

• Requiring all clothing bought with allocations money to be returned to the sponsoring student organization to be reused at future events.

• Requiring student organizations to set up tables or other related displays to share information from attended conferences

USS will review the proposed guideline changes at its meeting this Wednesday.

The Allocations Committee will meet Feb. 16 to continue the ad hoc process.

– Jackie Valley