For student groups wondering what their final Student Fee Committee allocation for next year will be, look no further. To the right is a complete list of each group’s initial allocation.
For student groups wondering what their final Student Fee Committee allocation for next year will be, look no further. To the right is a complete list of each group’s initial allocation—what was allocated by the SFC before it imposed a 15 percent cut to non-personnel funds—and the final revised allocation that was signed by Portland State President Wim Wiewel last week.
Warning: Do not use the online budgeting system to determine what your group allocation is. The system is broken and will be repaired over the summer by Student Affairs Systems Manager Jess Goodwin.
“He told us if we want it to change to be more effective he needs to work on it over the summer,” said Tanja Miljevic, who assumed the role of committee chair last week after Aimeera Flint stepped down.
Unlike the previous cuts, the revised final allocations feature cuts that are across the board, including personnel expenses such as stipends. See the box for more details.
Groups are advised to use the Banner system to determine how much money they have and to work with advisors to decide how best to spend those funds.
“They have to prioritize what’s most important to their group. At the end of the day, they are the ones working with these funds,” Miljevic said. “Everyone is sustaining cuts.”
Miljevic added that the committee is striving to revamp the online system before the year is up.
Groups were divided into four categories:
Revenue greater than 50 percent: 5 percent cut
Revenue between 25–49 percent: 8 percent cut
Revenue between 1–24 percent: 10 percent cut
No revenue: 15 percent cut
Additionally, those groups with a 40 percent increase from last year were cut an additional 50 percent, while groups whose budgets were reduced to a level lower than their current amount were restored to their 2008–09 level. New SFC groups were limited to $5,000.