September 19, 2020
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SFB funds Alpha Phi Alpha, Ambiance

By Len La Rocca

News Editor

The Student Finance Board (SFB) got back on track in their Feb. 5 meeting, fully funding three events after allocating 65 percent of the Student Activity Fee (SAF) in an erroneous end to its fall semester

Two student representatives from the Haitian Student Organization kicked off the meeting with a presentation on the organization’s annual Ambiance event.

The event will feature a DJ, a Haitian band and a gift card giveaway. The board fully funded the organization $10,370.60 with the stipulations that any gift cards given away must be valid exclusively in Campus Town businesses. The event will take place on March 7 in Brower Student Center Room 100 from 7 to 11 p.m.

The board motioned to zero fund Alpha Phi Alpha’s Crochet for a Cause event due to its constitution, which prohibits the funding of charity events. 

Union Latina’s COPA event was on the docket to present, but will be revisited at a later date since members could not attend the meeting. Additionally, the board questioned the event’s need for both a DJ and a live musical act. 

Representatives from Club Field Hockey presented their executive board retreat to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, to the board. The representatives outlined specifics, such as gas money, hotel pricing and food accommodations, to dignify their request of $1,486.60. The board voted to fully fund the retreat with a stipulation that the club cannot use funds for sit-down meals in restaurants.

Colleges Against Cancer requested a base budget of $60 for general crafts and supplies. Due to the aforementioned rule that SAF funding cannot be used toward charities, the board elected to zero fund the request. 

However, the board voted to fully fund the organization’s executive board retreat to Hershey Park with a stipulation that no meals may be had in sit-down restaurants and any tips for meals through avenues such as room service may not exceed 18 percent of the check.

The Anthropology Society closed out the meeting with a request of $130 for t-shirt uniforms for staffers to wear at their event, the Archaeolympics, which was already funded at a previous meeting. The event will take place on the Business Building lawn on April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The request was fully funded.

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