Last night, the GUSA Finance and Appropriations Committee passed a new version of the Fiscal Year 2012 Student Activities Budget based on the appeals of three groups that did not receive the full allocation they asked for from the body.
The first appeal, from the Georgetown Program Board, originally asked for $173,000 and received $70,000. GUSA agreed to increase their allocation to $83,000 in order to make a fall concert more likely.
Two groups that did not receive funding in the original budget also appealed to GUSA. The Center for Multicultural Equity and Access Rites of Passage requested $10,000, and, after appeals, received $1,000. D.C. Reads did not receive any funding from its appeal because, according to an email from FinApp Chair Colton Malkerson (COL ’13), it “does not meet the definition of where Student Activities Fee money should go, which is limited to campus activities and Georgetown student life.”
GUSA will hear one more appeal from A Different Dialogue next week before it prepares its final budget for passage by the full Senate.
As it stands, the total allocation for Fiscal Year 2012 is more than twice the amount allocated for last year, with FinApp doling out $800,000, as compared with $360,000 allocated last year.
After the jump, see the proposed budget and a visual breakdown of the funding.