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The Student Group Funding Board decided Saturday to distribute funds among all of the student groups who applied for funding.
Each student group applying for funding submitted an application, including a proposed budget for the year. The SGFB started by reviewing each budget and totaling up all proposed requests from each group.
“All of the student groups filled out their application correctly and coherently, which is a positive aspect of this funding cycle,” said Charles Gilford III, a sophomore business marketing major and member of the SGFB.
The SGFB also discussed operational costs pertaining to each group with the goal of understanding each group’s role in terms of functioning and/or expanding.
Another part of the application process consisted of a representative or representatives from each student group meeting with the SGFB to discuss their application.
“Essentially, the student groups come before us with their needs, and we take into consideration our wisdom of experience by referring to past budgets of what they have actually needed,” said Gilford.
Twenty-six student groups submitted applications for funding. The SGFB said that they will be able to give all of the groups the funding they requested.
“So far, all groups have demonstrated merit,” said Boyce Postma, a junior environmental design major and UCSU senator for the school of architecture and design.
Each member of the board read every application while considering the SGFB code that was created by the UCSU legislative council, which is presided over by Joseph Martinez.
“We also want to make sure that students understand the resources that are already available to them to help (their groups) develop a presence on campus,” said Gilford.
The SGFB had $200,000 to allocate to a variety of student groups that submitted applications for the next fiscal year. Some groups under consideration were College Republicans, Backcountry Club, Bizchicks and Swing Dance at CU.
In the end, Gilford said, he was proud the funding distribution represented a variety of perspectives.