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1 G ENERAL C LUBS B UDGET W ORKSHOP S PRING 2015 Like us on Facebook! (Albion College Student Senate) Follow us on

2 CPO Staff Tracey Howard – Assistant Dean for Program Development Supervises all CPO & Kellogg Center Staff Works with new student groups during their formation Assists student groups with websites Advises the Student Senate Appropriations Committee Co-Directs the SOAR Program Jonathon Collier – Assistant Director for Greek Life & Student Organizations Advises all social fraternities and sororities as well as the Interfraternity & Panhellenic Councils Serves as a contact person for all student organizations Coordinates Briton Bash

3 Student Senate Executive Board Johanna Schulte, President Andrea Walles, Vice-President Mitch Moore, Chief Financial Officer Clare Russell, Vice Chair of Appropriations Warner Ball, Chair of Academic and Student Affairs Jacob Lyday, Vice Chair of Academic and Student Affairs Zach Kribs, Chair of Engagement Madi Kase, Vice Chair of Engagement

4 SAF Distribution SAF Collected from all students General Clubs and Organizations 16% Greek Life 12.5% Sports Clubs 8.5% Student Senate 4% Student Volunteer Bureau 3% Umbrella 9% Union Board 47% (Student Activity Fee)

5 Pet Project Fund Student Senate sets aside a portion of their budget for Pet Projects each semester Pet Projects are Student led initiatives that benefit the entire campus community Can be a permanent item, program or event Fire Pit, Picnic Tables, Blankets for the Quad Contact the Vice President, Andrea Walles at Guidelines, Information Sheet and Contact Information are available in folders outside the Senate Office (KC 444)

6 Campus Campus Programs and Organizations 3 rd Floor of the Kellogg Center Open 8am – 5pm Phone: Albion College Student Senate 4 th Floor of the Kellogg Center Contact Mitch Moore, CFO

7 The Appropriations Committee Mitch Moore Student Senate Chief Financial Officer Appropriations Committee Chair Clare Russell Appropriations Committee Vice-Chair

8 SAF Financial Report Purpose: Transparency SAF Distribution and Use Function of the Committee All General Clubs & Organizations have the opportunity to make their budget/line items included in this report by contacting the CFO

9 Accessing our Website Student Senate website: Click on the Appropriations Committee tab at the top All forms related to budgets, check requests, etc. can be found here New forms can easily be filled out on a computer, printed, and submitted on paper

10 Probation According to the SAF Guidelines, organizations must spend at least 70% of their budget If an organization fails to spend at least 70% of their budget for two consecutive semesters, they will be placed on probation The CFO and Appropriations Committee reserves the right to limit funding or place other funding sanctions on organizations on probation

11 Audits The CFO and the Committee reserves the right to conduct an audit of any student organization to ensure SAF funding is being spent in accordance to the Guidelines If it is found that SAF funds were inappropriately used or spent, a recommendation for sanctions will be presented to the Committee

12 Audits Sanctions may include, but not limited to the following Funding limits Required meeting w/ CFO and/or Committee Suspension of funding privileges

13 BUDGET FORMS Budget Cover Sheet General Supply Form Program Request Form Co-Sponsorship Form Special Status Application Form*

14 Special Status Any member organization that relies on attending or presenting one (1) major event/program to fulfill its mission statement shall be eligible for Special Status Organization recognition To obtain or renew this status, the member organization shall fill out a Special Status Application form at the beginning of each semester to the Committee Special Status Organizations are eligible to receive up to $3,500 per semester Organization(s) may meet all requirements in applying for Special Status, but organizations still might be denied and/or may not receive full funding requested due to the following external factors The number of organizations applying for Special Status recognition The number of organizations requesting the maximum funding Low General Clubs & Organizations funding allotment Application Deadline: Friday, January 30 11:59 pm

15 General Supply Form Supplies Include: PR T-Shirts Office Supplies Other miscellaneous items that are not part of a program or event, but are vital to the mission of your organization

16 General Supply Form Equipment Must support the mission of the Organization Must not be available for use elsewhere on Campus (College-owned equipment) Must be permanently stored on College property Single items costing more than $250 must be accompanied by a paragraph (minimum) explain why the equipment is necessary for the organization’s mission *can’t exceed $800

17 General Supply Form PR Individual items pertaining to PR do not have to be listed separately in a budget request 1 line item, titled PR, will suffice as long as an explanation of how PR funds will be used is given The SAF cannot fund off-campus PR, except for paper flyers $200 limit per semester

18 General Supply Form T-Shirts Request funding not to exceed the lesser of cost or $5.00 Documentation: must be shown per item cost the number of items purchased and the design of the shirt/clothing $200 limit per semester

19 Programs Programs are usually events comprised of multiple expenses Programs include campus-wide events, fundraisers, trips, conferences, formals, etc. Common items requested include registration fees, travel, lodging, etc. $1,000 limit per program for General Clubs and Organizations

20 Programs Travel Reimbursement Requirements Flying Flight Itinerary showing amount paid Rail Rail Itinerary showing amount paid Vehicles Personal vehicles can be reimbursed at $0.56 per mile College vans require Albion College Invoice

21 Co-Sponsorships Two or more organizations may partner together to fund a single program/event Each organization requesting funding for the program/event must fill out the co- sponsorship form in their budget request The $800 limit per event for an organization still applies, so two organizations together could fund up to $1600 Cannot be used to purchase equipment

22 Limitations $800 limit per supply or equipment item $1,000 limit per program/trip $800 limit per organization for co-sponsored events $200 limit on PR materials $200 limit on T-Shirt Costs

23 Exclusions Salaries/Wages/Honoraria Anything giving academic credit Non-Campus PR – except paper fliers Any item(s) for Pledging/Ritual Events Inter/National Dues Luxury Items or Gifts Alcohol or alcohol-related material(s) Donations See Art 3, Sec VI of the SAF Guidelines for full list

24 Exclusions Food Food and beverages may be funded if and only if it can be proven that: Items are critical part of a cultural/educational program Items are part of a contracted obligation for performances or professional services required for the presentation of a program Food to generate attendance will NOT be funded Meals during a trip will NOT be funded

25 Submitting Budgets Submit budget request packet VIA NO PAPER COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED! All items in the Budget and Funding Request packet must have accompanying documentation proving their costs An organization’s unspent funding from previous semesters does not rollover to the current semester, so spend the money you ask for each semester

26 Submitting Budgets All general clubs and organizations must submit their Budget and Funding Requests by: Friday, February 6 at 11:59 PM All budget requests must be submitted electronically by to: You will receive an confirming that your budget has been received within 24 hours of submitting it NO PAPER COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!

27 Submitting Budgets In extreme extenuating circumstances, the President or Treasurer of an organization may request an extension from the CFO. This request will be considered only if made at least 24 hours before the posted budget deadline and will be granted at the discretion of the CFO. Extension request deadline: Thursday, February 5th at 11:59 PM If an extension is granted, budgets must be submitted by: Monday, February 9th at 11:59 PM

28 Appropriations Committee Review Budgets will be reviewed by the Appropriations Committee to ensure requests are in accordance with the SAF Guidelines IMPORTANT: Budget Request Packets (Be Specific! Detail Matters!) General Supply Form Program Form Co-Sponsorship Form * Forms that are incomplete and/or lack proper description will not be approved

29 Appropriations Committee Review Once the Appropriations Committee reviews all budget request packets, will turn them over to Student Senate Student Senate will receive and vote on all budgets at its regular meeting on: Monday, February 16th at 9:10 PM Organization presidents and treasurers will receive their approved budgets via by: Thursday, February 19th at 11:59 PM

30 Budget Approval Process If you disagree with the decisions of the Appropriations Committee, you may appeal its decision within 72 hours of receiving your budget by notifying the CFO More information regarding the appeal process can be found in Art 4, Sec IV of the SAF Guidelines

31 REQUESTING CHECKS, LINE-ITEM CHANGES, AND EMERGENCY FUNDING

32 Check Requests Check Requests must be submitted on paper to the folder outside the Student Senate Office Requests must include the Check Request form and supporting documentation (copies of receipts/bills/ contracts) Checks can take 5-7 days to process All requests due by Sunday, April 26th

33 Check Requests Supporting Documentation Proof of purchase is required in order for checks to be written to individuals Documentation must state the total amount paid/due Requests involving invoices or contracts may have the check written directly to the vendor Checks cannot be written directly to the organization requesting the check unless proof is provided that the organization already reimbursed an individual for a purchase or used its own checking account or debit/credit card

34 Check Requests To receive a check for travel in a personal vehicle, submit a Mileage Check Request form to the folder outside the Senate Office Must attach a map showing exact mileage DO NOT attach gas receipts Please note, travel needs to have already occurred before you submit this form IRS $.0575 reimbursement per mile

35 Check Requests Denied Check Requests An will be sent regarding the nature of the denial, and how to fix it Authorized officers will receive an from CPO when a check is ready to be picked up Only the authorized officer who submitted the request may retrieve the check(s) Checks expire 60 days from the day the check is written

36 SAF Debit Card General Clubs & Organizations, Percentage Groups, and other types of groups such as Senate and Student Volunteer Bureau(SVB) are eligible in using the SAF Debit Card in making online purchases

37 SAF Debit Card Qualified Items Airfare (Associated taxes and check/uncheck baggage fees acceptable) Hotel Reservations (only room(s) and associated taxes acceptable, NO pay per view, mini fridge purchases, or any in room purchases)(the SAF Debit card will NOT be on file and guest(s) will need to use their own credit/debit card to cover damages/be on file with the hotel) Recreation/Concert/Event tickets Large ticket equipment/supplies (large item(s) which have a high price tag and are not easily purchased through other means or channels are eligible) (NO everyday small purchases allowed)

38 Using the SAF Debit Card The SAF Debit Card will remain in the sole possession of the Appropriations Committee’s Advisor The Treasurer or President of the group/organization can use the debit card by setting up an appointment with the Appropriations Committee’s Advisor The Appropriations Committee’s Advisor will make the actual purchase for the group A check request will still be filled out at the time of making the transaction

39 SAF Debit Card At no time will the debit card number or debit card itself be given to individuals of a group/organization Any unauthorized use of the debit card, its numbers, or the actual purchases in any way other than what was approved by the Appropriations Committee’s Advisor is subject to sanctions by the Appropriations Committee and/or college judicial system

40 SAF Debit Card Tracey Howard – Assistant Dean for Program Development Appropriations Committee’s Advisor - Office located in CPO (3 rd Floor KC)

41 Line-Item Changes Money may be moved between existing line- items on the budget by submitting a Line- Item Change form Forms must be submitted on paper to the folder outside the Senate Office You will not receive confirmation of approval, and will only be notified if there is a problem with the request All requests due by Sunday, April 26th

42 Requests for Variance Money may be moved to a new line-item on the budget by submitting a Request for Variance form Forms must be submitted on paper to the folder outside the Senate Office Must provide detailed explanation of the new line-item and why it wasn’t in the original budget request You will only be notified if there is a problem with the request All requests due by Sunday, April 26th

43 Emergency Funding Emergency funding is available if your organization experiences an event where immediate funding is needed and it can be shown that: The item/event could not be budgeted for during the regular budget process, and The item/event meets all SAF Guidelines Submit an Emergency Funding Request via to the CFO to begin the process Organizations may only request emergency funding once per semester All requests due by Sunday, April 19 th at 11:59pm

44 Recap Submit all budgets to Sunday, February 6 at 11:59 PM You will receive your approved budget by Thursday, February 19th at 11:59 PM Emergency Funding Requests due by Sunday, April 19th All other requests due by Sunday, April 26 Questions?


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