The Appropriations Committee handles student organization funding requests from the Student Activity Fund. Here is a running ledger.
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First three Mondays of the block in the Student Senate office @ 3:15pmMeetings:
Open to Cornell community
Anyone can join! Contact the Chair of Appropriations if interested
Using your Senate-Approved Budget
Visit this tutorial for information about using a budget in community, including information on how to make transactions.
Types of requests:
Appropriations (asking for a new budget item)
Reallocations (moving unused funding, new budget item)
Reclamations (returning unused funding)
To submit a financial request, please fill out the Student Senate Financial Form.
The request must be completed by Sunday at 6:00pm before the subsequent meeting. You should always receive an email copy of the request. Email the Chair of Appropriations promptly if you do not get a copy.
What does Student Senate need to know?
discuss the request, in detail
show that you have achieved the lowest, effective cost
illustrate effective planning and leadership
explain how the event/item is open to the student body
combination of an appropriation and a reclamation
explain why the funds were left-over, not used, or unnecessary
What is the timeline for funding requests?
Reclamations require no further action besides the form
Appropriations & Reallocations require student representatives:
Appropriations Committee - first three Mondays @ 3:15pm, Senate office
General Assembly - first three Tuesdays @ 6:30pm, Commons Multi-Purpose room
For requests > $1,000.00, second visit to the General Assembly
What rules do we need to follow?
Student Senate follows its by-laws for approving funding requests. The current Appropriations By-Laws are available with all of the Student Senate documents online.
More questions or want to get involved?
Contact the Chair of Appropriations!