1 p.m. Sept. 26, 2016

SGA elections slated for Sept. 29

SFAC Allocations

Club/Organizations

2013-14 Allocation

2014-15 Allocation

2015-16 Allocation

2016-17 Request

2016-17 Allocation

% of Request Allocated

Active Minds

$800

$1,000

$—

$—

$—

—%

Block and Bridle

$5,128

$2,900

$2,900

$2,900

$2,900

100%

CAB

$46,450

$41,000

$73,548

$82,820

$77,020

93%

Cattleman’s Club

$—

$—

$4,824

$—

$—

—%

Choral Music

$13,220

$2,185

$—

$—

$—

—%

Collegiate DECA

$7,848

$9,519

$7,195

$20,224

$16,475

81%

Collegiate Horseman’s

$4,815

$5,684

$—

$—

$—

—%

Horse Judging

$15,477

$19,411

$—

$—

$—

—%

Instrumental Music

$15,485

$19,768

$—

$—

$—

—%

International Ambassadors

$21,534

$22,105

$24,623

$—

$—

—%

Leadership Institute

$—

$—

$—

$19,620

$19,620

100%

Livestock Judging

$19,439

$30,161

$—

$—

$—

—%

Livestock Show

$15,718

$15,530

$—

$—

$—

—%

Nursing

$7,200

$9,000

$—

$7,785

$7,785

100%

Phi Theta Kappa

$25,086

$25,209

$20,783

$27,330

$23,824

87%

Physical Therapy Assistants

$1,140

$1,254

$—

$—

$—

—%

Radiography

$12,528

$12,959

$15,696

$14,963

$14,963

100%

Ranch Horse

$—

$22,630

$—

$—

$—

—%

Range & Wildlife

$7,432

$2,940

$—

$—

$—

—%

Rotaract

$6,523

$7,981

$7,266

$7,745

$7,745

100%

SADHA (Dental Hygiene)

$3,537

$2,241

$3,641

$4,056

$4,056

100%

SAFE

$—

$6,250

$750

$—

$—

—%

Skills USA

$—

$—

$11,417

$12,359

$12,359

100%

Society of Future Professional Helpers

$—

$3,209

$—

$—

$—

—%

Sonography

$—

$7,434

67.8%

$9,074

$8,309

92%

Speech & Debate

$18,641

$21,631

$—

$—

$—

—%

STARR

$1,700

$800

$800

$—

$—

—%

Student Government

$9,383

$25,109

$27,780

$27,896

$27,896

100%

Student Leadership

$17,868

$20,481

$19,425

$22,781

$22,781

100%

Student Veterans

$—

$—

$—

$1,500

$1,500

100%

Symposium

$—

$—

$150

$—

$—

—%

Tech Club

$—

$—

$—

$1,432

$1,342

94%

Theatre Club

$6,797

$8,272

$—

$—

$—

—%

Handbooks/planners/supplies

$43,000

$21,500

$---

$—

$—

—%

Windsmith

$—

$—

$—

$7,500

$5,500

73%

Wonder Women

$—

$—

$250

$—

$—

—%

Required 8% to contingency

$32,800

$32,800

$40,000

$—

$—

—%

Totals

$359,549

$400,963

$226,494

$269,989

$254,079

Source: Student Fee Allocation Committee

The Student Government Association is holding its fall elections Sept. 29

Danielle Saulsberry, SGA advisor, said that as of Tuesday, Sept. 21, there had been 10-12 applications submitted. Students can vote on Eagle’s Eye, where they can also find information about the applicants. The application process closed Friday, Sept. 23.

There are six SGA positions to be filled.

SGA conducts two elections each year. It holds an election in the spring in which all the senators must reapply and a follow-up election in the fall to give freshmen, who are not on campus in the spring, the chance to run for election. Usually SGA only has three positions open in the fall, but because of recent openings, there are six positions.

SGA has positions from each school open. SGA is required to have four senators from each school so there is equal representation across campus. Saulsberry said that SGA strives to equally represent a diverse student body, and, depending on the applicants, it may not fill every position.

As a member of SGA, officers are expected to attend meetings from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which includes 10 hours of volunteer work outside of SGA events. Members are expected to complete two hours of time at SGA’s desk in the student lounge each week.

At the end of last spring semester, SGA decided on how much to allocate in student fees to organizations and clubs. The Student Fee Allocation Committee will spend approximately $254,079 to fund student organizations this academic year, an increase of $27,585 over the $226,494 allocated in 2015-16.

SFAC had $271,146 available to spend this academic year. SFAC policy requires that at least 8 percent of student fees be held back to fund contingency requests.

In 2014-15, SFAC had $400,963 to allocate. Jayne Myrick, budget director, and Saulsberry said that the decrease in revenues was affected by the lower enrollment.

Student organizations submit budget proposals to the Student Government Organization each spring. SGA senators make up the voting body of SFAC. Funds are awarded based on student participation, past accomplishments and fundraising efforts, according to SFAC policy.