Student group spring budgeting time is near. Recognized ASUM student groups may request money for their groups operating budget for use in 2011-2012. This is a great time to consider what your group will need money for through the time period of July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. Budgets usually include funding for printing, advertising, supplies, entertainment, and many other items.
This process begins early in the spring semester. A mandatory meeting to learn about the budgeting process will be held January 31, and February 1, in the UC 326 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. At least one person from your group must attend one of these meetings. After applying the knowledge you gain from the meeting, your group will need to submit a budget proposal and outline stating the specific details about your budget to UC 105 by February 10, 2011.
It is always a good idea to plan on presenting your budget to the senate during formal lobbying. Please sign up for a time to lobby in UC 105 from February 16-18. Formal lobbying will begin February 22-25, in UC 326/327 from 5 – 10 p.m.
Each night after formal lobbying, there is also an informal lobbying period where groups are allowed to come and speak with individual Senators on a more personal level about what their funding concerns are.
January 28, 2011 (Friday): Last day for groups to turn in their recognition form if they did not do so in the fall semester. Your group must be recognized before spring budgeting begins to participate. If you are unsure about your recognition status please contact Andrea Rhoades, 243-2451.
January 31, 2011 (Monday): Mandatory budgeting information session 7-8:30 p.m. UC Theatre. A representative from your student group must attend either Monday or Tuesday night.
February 1, 2011 (Tuesday): Mandatory budgeting information session 7-8:30 p.m. UC Theatre. A representative from your student group must attend either Monday or Tuesday night.
February 2, 2011 (Wednesday): Travel Allocation requests are due.
February 10, 2011 (Thursday): Budget Request Forms are due.
February 16-18, 2011: Groups may sign up for a lobbying time and pick up their budget recommendations at UC105.
February 22-25, 2011 (Tues. – Fri.): Formal lobbying sessions 5-10 p.m. UC 326.
March 1, 2011: View your final operating budget. Your budget amount will be posted on the window at UC 105, posted online and also emailed to your group contact person, Tuesday, March 1.