University Student Government President Kevin Hampton said Tuesday that funding for five student clubs, whose initial budget requests were questioned Sunday at a USG meeting, will be settled next Sunday, Oct. 25.
Hampton said a number of club representatives contacted him Monday and Tuesday after learning from TommieMedia that their proposed budget allocations were questioned at Sunday’s meeting.
“It’s not that we are refusing or denying these clubs their money,” Hampton said. “They will be allocated money if their requests are appropriate.”
At Sunday’s meeting, USG questioned details in the budgets proposed by the Advertising Federation, American Marketing Association, Art Attack, Band Club and the Public Relations Student Society of America.
After budget details were questioned, USG Finance Chair Brady Narloch withdrew a motion to approve club budgets “in order to give the [finance] committee another week to look into those clubs’ allocations further,” Hampton said. “They have taken a week to look into the original amount requested and look at such things as the amount that the club has in their rollover budget from last semester. That way they can judge accurately if they need to give that club more money or the amount they requested.
“The committee will review those [budgets] that weren’t so sure, and we will come to an official vote this Sunday,” he said. “Those funds will be allocated at that time, and they will be allocated money.”
Hampton said a student club that is not satisfied with its budget allocation can appeal USG’s decision.
“If a club feels they were wronged in the process there’s an appeals process through the finance committee,” he said. “So there’s always other options.
“We are never denying funding to any club or organization who wants money for a legitimate reason and has good intentions for that money,” Hampton said. “We’d never do that.”
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