The Undergraduate Student Government will give more than $88,000 to St. Thomas clubs and organizations this semester, as USG approved its spring budget allocations Sunday, March 7.
Among the top recipients of USG funding are Hana, the Rock Climbing Club, GMSA, SHINE and KUST.
Brady Narloch, USG vice president for financial affairs, outlined an addendum to the process of evaluating club budget requests, attempting to make the process more “transparent, fair and consistent.”
USG approved conference and competition funding requests for club hockey, men’s volleyball, SHINE, Black Empowerment Student Alliance and KUST.
Club Hockey will receive $1,000 for a trip to play at Illinois State University, while men’s volleyball will receive $1,093 to compete in a two day conference tournament in Fargo, N.D.
SHINE was allocated $1,800 for a mission trip to Birmingham, Ala. Black Empowerment Student Alliance will receive $1,800 to attend the Pan African Student Leadership Conference at Mankato State University. KUST will receive $1,800 to attend the South by Southwest music festival.
Circle of Giving and Tommie Transfer and Friends both received unanimous USG approval and are now official St. Thomas clubs.
Circle of Giving is a club to give students the tools to design and host their own service projects.
Tommie Transfer and Friends is a social club to bring together and assess the needs of transfer students.
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