By Lara Becker
The Student Finance Board fully funded two campus events, partially funded a third and zero funded two events at its meeting on Feb. 6.
The NAACP, which presented for its “Unlock the Activist/Trivia Night” event, did not receive funding because it advertised for the event before it presented its proposal to SFB, which is an action prohibited under SFB’s policies.
The Black Student Union presented for its “Who Wants to be Enlightened Game Show” event but was not funded because it publicized the event before requesting funding.
In response to many clubs and organizations promoting their events before requesting funding from SFB, there was much discussion over how to prevent future organizations from being restricted from funding.
“It might be a good touch point at the beginning of the semester to remind organizations of (this rule),” said Susie Orecchio, director of administration and operations for student affairs and advisor to SFB.
In an effort to ensure more awareness of the rules in place, SFB’s Operations Director Anthony Raspatello decided to place the page that states these regulations earlier on in the documentation that organizations receive before applying for a funding request.
BSU proposed a second event, the “BSU Spring Fashion Show,” which was partially funded $6,889 for DJ New Era, a Snapchat filter and decorations. The board passed a motion, 11-6, to table all of the designers requested for the show and call for explanation as to why the designers were necessary.
Anisa Douglas, a junior early childhood education and psychology dual major, presented for BSU. She explained how the show will involve showcasing the work of emerging black artists both on and off the runway.
“It is important for us as an organization to showcase the work black artists are creating to highlight the dynamic identities that black culture embodies,” she said.
The Chinese Students Association was fully funded for its eighth annual Chinese new year celebration, “The Year of the Pig.”
SFB voted to suspend bylaws to add a banner to the requested costs, which brought the funding to $3,211.
Andus Chan, a sophomore finance and information systems major and president of CSA, noted how this event “will serve to educate, immerse and provide an environment for attendees to experience the rich depth of Chinese culture.”
The Student Finance Board fully funded the French Club $300 for its event, “Commemoration of the Armistice of World War I: American First World War and Post- War Memorial.”