One of the purposes of the Student Senate Committee on Budget and Finance is to administer the allocation of a portion of Student Service Fees received by the Student Government Association specifically for student organizations. These funds are budgeted by the University to be utilized for nonacademic programs and services for students. The Student Service Fee committee is comprised of approximately five members from the Student Senate and four staff members within the University.
The Committee on Budget and Finance has strict rules and policies by which we operate. These rules can be found in the SGA Funding Regulations Handbook.
The funding process will open in OrgSync on September 12, 2016. Please refer to the timetable below for more specific information. Step-by-step instructions are provided below.
Funding Request Process Begins September 12, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.
Budget Application & Funding Contract Due (without penalty) - December 23, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Budget Application & Funding Contract Due (with 20% penalty) - January 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
****NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE****
Funding Interview Sign up Deadline - (without penalty) - January 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Funding Interview Sign up Deadline - (with 20% penalty) - January 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
****NO ORGANIZATION MAY SIGN UP AFTER THIS DATE****
Attend Funding Interview (January 30 - February 10, 2017) - your assigned date/time
Organizations will be notified the week of February 13-17, 2017 of their allocation. If they are not satisfied with their allocation they may sign up & attend an appeals interview with the Budget & Finance committee. Orgs can sign up for an appeals interview NO LATER than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017, in the SGA office (302 in the SUB). Interviews will be held in SGA (room 302 in the SUB). If they miss this appeals step then they will need to reach out to a senator as stated on the Appeals Process page.
Sources for the Annual Funding Process
- Funding Process Handbook
- Instructions to Submit Funding Application, Funding Contract and sign up for Funding Interview
- Instructions to Activate the Budget Link in OrgSync
The Goal of the Committee is to:
Appropriate Student Funds in such a way as to maximize their impact for students at Texas Tech University.
Assist student organizations in gaining access to these funds in the most efficient way possible.
Conduct a fair yearly budget request process, following the guidelines set forth in the SGA Funding Regulations Handbook and Funding Process Handbook.
Funding Qualifications & Guidelines
Funding is open to all Texas Tech Student Organizations regardless of race, creed, color, sex, marital status, national origin, age, or handicap. Groups and organizations excluded from funding:
(including, but not limited to)
Any organization not registered with Center for Campus Life
Any organization that can be funded by other Student Affairs Departments (ie Center for Campus Life, Rec Center, Student Media, etc)
Organizations who receive funding directly from Student Service Fees
Graduate & Undergraduate Organizations
In order to determine an organization's status as graduate or undergraduate, the organization must submit a membership roster with the students classifications included during the application process.
First Year Organizations
Organizations will be considered "First Year Organizations" and subject to the first year cap if one of the following applies:
If an organization ceases to exist on campus and then returns
The organization is newly formed/started
Organizations who have not applied for funding in the previous 3 years
Organizations are exempt from the first year cap if one of the following applies:
If an organization only applies for funding every other year
If an organization skips a year of funding. However, the organization will be eligible for funding up to the same amount as the last year they were funded, but will not be eligible for an increase
Registration with Center for Campus Life
Any organization seeking funding must be registered and meet risk management compliance with the Center for Campus Life before the funding process begins. Organizations that have not met these two requirements with the Center for Campus Life will not be eligible to receive funding. For more information regarding registration or risk management please contact Center for Campus Life at 806-742-5433.
Organizations are not eligible for more than a 100% increase from one funding year to the next.
Organizations cannot be decreased by more than 50% from one funding year to the next unless the organization is removed from the bill entirely.
Please contact Katherine Taylor with any questions that may arise in regard to your organization's allocation or the Funding Allocation Process.