On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Business and Finance Committee allocated a total of $8,318.71, with the senators allocating $4,018.71, to student organizations and $4,300 to club sports.
Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority President Brianna Madison said the organization is requesting $718.71 to pay for catering and venue rental for its event.
“SexapalooZa is our event, of the biggest events we hold on campus,” Madison said. “It’s our 10th year doing it. We usually have about 500 people coming through. This year we are collaborating with 25 other organizations. Our sorority has a bunch of fundraisers to help raise money for SexapalooZa.”
Student Government allocated Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority the full amount.
Jaden Shorts, public relations director for STYLE, came to request $617 to fund the organization’s second annual fashion show that is being held at the end of November.
“We’ll need audio supplies, a projector, the stage and the ballroom,” said Shorts.
The organization has not sought any outside funding for their event.
Sen. Tyler Wright brought up the point that the organization has time to fundraise some of the money before the event.
“There’s a sizable amount of time before the event happens which gives them enough time to fundraise for a good amount of money,” Wright said.
The committee amended the requested figure to $500. This motion passed and $500 was allocated to STYLE.
Alpha Phi Omega President Karissa Urban requested $917.67 for the APO Area Conference 2019.
“We are requesting that (amount) to cover the cost of registration fees for 13 of our brothers to attend a regional conference and at the conference there will be many opportunities to take leadership courses, workshops and there will be a service event where we can get service hours at,” Urban said. “We just did the Cedar Point fundraiser where we went down for the day and worked an eight hour shift. There were 16 of us that went, so even more than we have going to the conference. We made $800 for that and we took about $400 to $450 of that to cover the cost of hotels. This conference is all the way in Milwaukee so we will be spending a lot of our own money on gas and food. It is for the entire weekend (Nov. 1-3) so the registration will cover the leadership courses.”
Senators agreed to allocate $800 to the organization.
Poetry Society President Shayla Card-Noulin, Treasurer Marcus LaGuerre and Vice President Dary’us Bell requested $5,176 from Student Government.
“We are here to ask for $5,176 for The Color of Drums, one of the biggest events on campus, a part of MLK week,” Card-Noulin said.
LaGuerre said the organization plans on holding a laundry and donate fundraiser on Nov. 20 and a dine and donate at the Tower Inn on Dec. 4.
The committee couldn’t give the Poetry Society their full requested amount because it would be over the recommended budget. Instead, the senators allocated $2,000.
Club lacrosse Vice President Coy Weller and Treasurer Nathan Homrich came to request $4,000 on behalf of their team.
Weller said the team has held fundraisers through Cedar Point which brought in $6,500 but the team still needs money for different fees.
“Games, we have to pay fees toward the League,” Weller said. “We also have to pay referee fees and fees to rent the fields out.”
Senators didn’t allocate the full amount and instead agreed on the amount of $2,150.
Club hockey Treasurer Spencer Poscente came before the committee on behalf of his team and asked for a large sum of $70,500.
Business and Finance Committee Director Mohammad Aggour brought back up the fact that the committee can only give out a certain portion to stay on budget.
“We can only give seven percent of the entire budget for club sports and right now that would be $2,381.03,” Aggour said.
Senators were in disagreement about whether this amount would make any dent in the team’s huge fee. The senators ended up allocating $2,150.
The budget for student organizations is now $34,937.86 and $31,979.75.