Council of Organizations met Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. for their most recent update.
A spokesperson for “Be Positive,” a non-profit which funds research and development for finding a cure to childhood cancer, announced an event that will take place May 4.
Each club and organization that chooses to participate will pay $10. The participants will then each come up with a unique activity to play and the group with the most people at their activity will win money that will be allocated to the club or organization through Student Association (SA). For more information students should email Pete Troiano at Patroiano92@gmail.com.
Senator Liason James Auer spoke about a cap on how much the state can increase tuition per year. Currrently, it is at five percent and they are looking to extend the cap.
SA Vice President of Academic Affairs and Governace Jordan Taylor said that the candidacy forms for SA elections are due April 14.
“We need more candidates,” Taylor said
If students have questions they can email him at Vpacademicaffairs@gmail.com.
The activity fee needs to be approved by 12.5 percent of the student body so that there is still money to provide services to students, Taylor said.
If the activity fee is increased, there will be extended service of the Loop Bus. There is also a debate whether or not to add money to General Programming because this year the Conference Account ran out. They took money from other places to make it work, so adding the five would “smooth things out a bit,” Taylor said
Either the increased budget or the current budget needs to be approved and voted on.
Vice President of Budget and Finance Youssouf Kuoyo said that all clubs and organizations that applied received their budgets for next year. Next year, the conference account will be allocated $8,000, which is less than it was this year. General programming will be allocated $150,000. Everything else was kept about the same.
Each club and organization has until next Monday, April 14 to appeal the budgets they were given. If clubs or organizations were not in good standing clubs with Council of Organizations, they were automatically denied. If clubs or organizations didn’t give enough paperwork to support their club, they were also denied.
Currently, there is no money in general programming. Conferences has $2,000, and $4,500 needs to be moved into general programming.