SGA gives final funding
SGA awards post-allocation funds to groups that underwent reevaluation
Published: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Updated: Friday, November 9, 2012 18:11
The Student Government Association has completed its post-allocation process for the semester, providing $16,743.83 in funds for student organizations in the fall.
Organizations requested $20,977 total in post-allocation funds, according to SGA records.
The post-allocation process involves clubs that did not receive full funding in the original round of allocations. These organizations can fix errors in their original requests to receive additional funds.
Loyola’s Rugby Club received the most post-allocation funding with $5,214.90.
Head coach Sam Brock said that in the original process the club received no funding due to a mistake in the paperwork.
“It certainly wasn’t SGA’s fault,” Brock said.
Brock said that the club plans to use the funds to pay for referee fees, new uniforms and equipment. He understands that the rugby club received more funding than most organizations. Brock said that he does not list all of the club’s expenses in its allocations request, such as transportation and hotel costs.
“Rugby has a lot more expenses involved than potentially other organizations. We try to be reasonable,” he said.
Brock knows that money has to go around to other clubs and to make up for unfunded expenses, so the club will have fundraisers. These fundraisers include selling t-shirts and having a raffle.
On the other end of the spectrum, Loyola Life received the least amount in post-allocation funding.
Religious studies senior and Loyola Life president Alex Hall said that his club received $193.69 in post-allocation funds. This made up for the portion of funds Loyola Life did not receive from its original request of $331.69.
The original denial of funds for Loyola Life was due to failing to provide the costs of registering for a conference by Louisiana Right to Life. The application process is a careful task, according to business management junior and Loyola Golf Club president George Ramirez.
“It was confusing, the process is very tedious, and one mistake can result in a denial of funds,” Ramirez said.
The golf club was denied all funds when it requested $3,114 in the first allocation process, according to Ramirez. In post-allocations it requested $2,574 and received the full amount. Ramirez said the club removed one golf outing and fixed its error in justification in its post-allocation request.
Brock feels that the allocation process is fair. He said that all organizations should be grateful for SGA budget allocations.
“Any of the organizations should be appreciative of what they get,” Brock said.
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