Council & Funding Boards

Click on the link below to view the Student Life OrgSync calendar. There you will find dates, times, and locations for each councils funding board and council meeting.

Council and Funding Board Calendar

2014-15 Finance at a Glance

2014-15 Base Budget

2014-15 Travel Fund Guidelines

Travel Event Assessment Form

Vice President for Finance: Jorden Simmonds

Finance Assistant for the Office of Student Life: Jake Bax

Every Registered Student Organization (RSO) is assigned to a Student Organization Council. All Council correspondence will be sent to officers and advisors through Orgsync messages. The Councils will meet regularly throughout the year and every RSO should send a representative (this is mandatory in order to be eligible for funding). The purpose of the Council meetings is to:

  • Share important announcements and information
  • Get reports from member groups about their activities
  • Encourage the development of a programming calendar that coincides with the University Planning Calendar
  • Foster co-programming discussions
  • Provide funding to RSOs for campus activities

Active members of each Council are eligible to request funding from the Student Senate. To allocate funds, each Council has a Funding Board chaired by a member of the Student Senate Finance Committee. Funding Board meetings are scheduled as necessary for the Council to review requests. Requests are started by completing a Funding Request Form found in each organizations OrgSync page (officers can click on the "$" icon to access).

All student groups are now eligible to request money for travel through a designated travel fund. This fund is divided into four quarters of the year and is used at a first come, first serve basis.

Information about how to submit funding requests is available through OrgSync. Please direct questions to the Student Senator chairing your funding board or to the Student Life staff member advising your Student Organization's Council.

For more information on meeting dates, minutes, and funding procedures, check the respective council's Web page linked below or contact the Student Life staff member listed as your Councils advisor at (616) 331-2345. For further questions concerning your council's senator please contact Jake Bax.

To view the date and time of a council's funding board or council meeting, follow this link and change the "all categories" drop down menu to the council of your choosing. 

Council

Budget

Primary Advisor

Secondary Advisor

Senator

Academic & Professional

$20,000

Valerie Guzman

Brendan Gallagher

Jake Bax

Club Sports

$358,000

Eric Garvelink

Sports Student Assistant

Constance Turnbull

Cultural

$85,000

Jeff Gibson

Kristie Scanlon

Brian McCallister

Faith-Based

$6,000

Todd Cox

Josh Lee

Matt Ortiz

Graduate Student

TBD

Steven Lipnicki

Krista McFarland

Jorden Simmonds

Greek Life

$34,000

Alex Dudek

Santiago Gayton

Nik Catlin

Honor Society

$4,000

Valerie Guzman

Brendan Gallagher

Jake Bax

Media

$70,000

Bob Stoll

N/A

Jorden Simmonds

Performing Arts

$25,000

LeaAnn Tibbe

Nicole Wilson

Benjamin Soltis

Professional Fraternity

TBD

Santiago Gayton

Shannon Healy

TBD

Service & Advocacy

$50,000

Jeff Mutch

Laura Murnen

Matt Ortiz

Special Interest

$35,000

Fred Mooney

Sam Lampe

Logan Wyatt

Campus Media organizations (GVTV, Lanthorn, WCKS) receive funding through the Media Advisory Board while Spotlight Productions receives an annual budget from the Student Senate.

PLEASE CHECK ORGSYNC MESSAGES FOR DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COUNCIL!

Direct questions to the advisor listed above, Student Senate Financial Advisor Bob Stoll, or Student Senate VP of Finance Jorden Simmonds.