Posted at 12:40 p.m., March 11, 2015

SGA prepares for student fee allocation process

Laramie County Community College’s Student Government Association began the student fee allocation process at the March 10 meeting.

Previously, the Student Fee Allocation Committee was comprised of two to three members from each school, but the role has been moved to SGA starting this year, for the 2015-16 budget. SGA hopes to be done with SFAC in about a month, but no deadline has been officially set. The group will review all of the requests from student clubs and organizations, in no particular order, before approving or amending any of the budgets.

SGA senators began by going through a practice run of the process by reviewing the group’s own funding request for the 2015-16 academic year presented by Adviser Danielle Saulsberry.

CAB request exceeds funding guidelines

Campus Activity Board presented its funding request next. Zeke Sorenson, LCCC activities and multicultural engagement program manager, presented the request of $82,820.40.

However, the group requested more than the maximum amount for plane tickets and registration fees for a conference trip to New Jersey. According to the SFAC stipulations given to each club requesting funds, airfare is to be limited to $325 a ticket, and registration fees are limited to $100 a student. CAB requested $400 a ticket and a $400 registration fee. SGA has not deliberated yet on if it will allow for the additional charges. 

Unlike previous years, more student fee money is available than being requested by clubs. What will be done with the leftover funds has not yet been decided.

Scott Moncrief, LCCC instructor of education, will sit in on the process to ensure SGA is fair and following the rules properly.

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